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Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) in collaboration with industry-academia collaboration and Bengaluru-based Tejas Networks is working on a novel 5G Cloud Radio Access Network (CRAN).
"This will be the first such technology in India. Even outside, only Germany had tried demonstrating CRAN, This "Make-in-India" technology will help India in the long run and will help articulate our needs from the 5G standards,” said Dr Kiran Kuchi of IIT-H.
“India is one of the few countries which has voting rights in the global 5G standardisation framework and all the learning from this project will help us in the future," Sanjay Nayak, CEO of Tejas Networks.
“5G CRAN technology which will enable centralisation of radio signals which will enable greater efficiency by reducing interference from other cellular devices,” said Kuchi.
"In existing technology the base stations are not only bulky and expensive but are prone to a lot of interference as cellular processing is at the bottom while the antenna and radio are at the top. With our technology we will draw all of them to a radio cloud and then transmit the same, which will reduce interference," he added further.
"We've provided them with the hardware (base station, radio et al) without which the project could not go forward. And what we are together trying to achieve will be of immense value not only for the industry but also for the customer,” said Dr Kumar Sivarajan, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Tejas Networks