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Changes In Software Help Increase Users

Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, director, IIT Madras, delivered the second Sat Paul Mittal Memorial lecture and spoke on “Indian contributions to 5G standard” and discussed enhancements in 3GPP 5G standard to address specific Indian needs, particularly for the rural areas.

The memorial lecture was organized at the University Institute of Engineering & Technology (UIET), Panjab University, on Monday under the Bharti Chair of Telecom and IT Research.

“Software changes in base stations are useful to increase the supported users, increase spectral efficiency and reduce signaling overhead,” said Prof Ramamurthi.

He deliberated on the fact that while small cells were the trend in developed countries, low mobility large cells (LMLC) were important for the coverage in developing countries like India.

“India is represented in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) through Telecommunications Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI). The ITU meetings are attended by 180 countries for developing standards for telecommunications. IIT Madras has worked with IIT Hyderabad and convinced the ITU to include the LMLC standards and fulfil the needs of rural India,” he said.

PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar motivated the audience to work towards solving societal problems by implementing solutions in collaboration with the industry.

Prof Pamela Kumar, director-general, TSDSI, addressed the audience and emphasized the need of patents, publications and standards.

Prof Savita Gupta, the director, UIET, delivered the welcome address and Prof Renu Vig presented the Bharti Chair activities. The lecture was attended by many senior scientists, professors, research scholars and students.―Times Of India

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