Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) has tied up with IIT Madras, for joint research on 5G technology. They will work towards developing a low-cost and low-frequency 5G network setup for better connectivity in rural areas.
LTI CEO Nachiket Deshpande feels that the benefit of the technology should be reached to everyone. “5G promises to facilitate the next level of innovation, but it is important to ensure that these benefits reach every part of our country. This partnership reflects our commitment to leverage this technology to connect people from remote parts in a better way,” he said in a statement.
“Through this collaboration, LTI and IIT Madras aim to innovate in the emerging 5G space and enable 5G frameworks validation, low-frequency RF deployments and use case testing with 5G testbed,” Deshpande said, adding that the objective of this partnership is to create a 5G base station and a single-box solution to enable better connectivity in rural areas.
Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relations), IIT Madras, said, “IITM's 5G testbed project is an effort to encourage Indian startups and the industry to take an early lead in 5G technology.”