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C-DOT to start 6G technology

  • Category
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    19th Oct, 2021

Context

Recently, the government asked the Center for the Development of Telematics (C-DOT) to start developing 6G and other future technologies to capture the global market in time.

About

What is 6G technology?

  • 6G (sixth generation wireless) is a successor of 5G mobile technology.
  • It will be able to use higher frequencies than 5G networks and provide much higher power and much lower latency (delay).
  • One of the goals of the 6G internet will be to support single microsecond-latency connections (one microsecond delay in communication).
    • This speed of 1,000 times - or 1 / 1000th the latency - is more than one millisecond.
  • It seeks to utilise the terahertz band of the frequency that is not currently in use.
    • Terahertz waves fall between infrared waves and microwaves into an electric spectrum.
    • These waves are tiny and fragile, but there is a large amount of free spectrum at the top which can allow for amazing data levels.



Progress in 6G

  • Samsung, Huawei, LG and other companies have started working on 6G technology.
    • Next-generation telecommunications (6G) technology is said to be 50 times faster than 5G and is expected to be introduced commercially between 2028-2030.

Current status of India’s telecom sector

  • The Department of Communications has embarked on the process of launching 5G commercials in India.
    • It has sought TRAI's views on the base price of spectrum to be allocated for 5G services.
  • 5G technology is expected to deliver downloads ten times faster than 4G and up to three times the efficiency of spectrum.
    • 5G high data download speeds are set at 20 gigabit per second (Gbps).
  • The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has recorded high-speed 4G speeds of about 20 megabit per second (Mbps) on the Reliance Jio network in the country.

Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT)

  • It was founded in 1984.
  • It is an independent Telecom R&D (Research and Development) center of DoT (Department of Telecom), Ministry of Communications.
  • It is a registered community under the Society Registration Act, 1860.
  • A registered government-funded institution consisting of the Department of Science and Industry (DSIR), the Department of Science and Technology.
  • Currently, C-DOT is working to achieve the goal of various Govt programs. of India including Digital India, BharatNet, Smart Cities etc.
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