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IIT Madras makes India’s first 5G call


On a trial network set up at IIT Madras, Union Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics, and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw made the first 5G call using indigenously created technology.

Vaishnaw took to Twitter to say, “At IIT Madras, Aatmanirbhar 5G successfully tested a 5G call.” India designed and constructed the complete network from start to finish.”

“PM’s ambition has come to fruition. India’s goal is to develop and produce its own 4G and 5G technology stack for the rest of the world. We must win the world with this new technology stack.” Vaishnaw was heard stating during the video discussion.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a 5G testbed on May 17, which was built as a multi-institute collaboration effort led by IIT Madras.

The project cost more than Rs 220 crore to develop, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. The Test Bed would offer an ecosystem for Indian businesses and entrepreneurs to validate their 5G and next-generation technologies products, prototypes, solutions, and algorithms.

Vaishnaw also paid a visit to Chennai’s Egmore (MS) Railway Station and Egmore Metro Rail Station.

“The redevelopment of all large and medium-sized railway stations is planned. He stated that the railway stations in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and Rani Kamlapati, Madhya Pradesh, are now world-class.

“We’re occupying a lot more stations.” “We are investing close to Rs 2000 crore in Chennai, Egmore, Madurai, Katpadi Junction, Rameswaram, and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu,” he stated.

The goal, according to the minister, is to preserve its history and make it world-class so that it may serve as a centre of economic activity.

Vaishnaw previously stated that India’s 4G and 5G networks are an attempt to demonstrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to a self-sufficient India.