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DoT invites expression of interest for 5G VEPP initiative

The Department of Telecommunications acknowledges the industry and academia efforts in strengthening the 5G ecosystem. In order to multiply the 5G opportunities across the usage verticals, the DoT has constituted an Inter-Ministerial Committee with relevant vertical Ministries to facilitate collaborative efforts across stakeholders. Under its umbrella, a digicom collaborative initiative, “5G Vertical Engagement and Partnership Program” is being offered to Industry verticals which have potential as testing cum breeding grounds for innovative 5G use cases. Expression of interest from the industry is invited to promote closer collaboration of “User Verticals” with 5G Tech stakeholders (Service providers, Solution providers & partner OEMs), which can trigger a multiplier effect to try & finetune the digital solutions in respective economic verticals.

DoT’s Engagement with 5G Usecase ecosystem stakeholders:
Based on the interactions with the sectoral ministries and industry stakeholders as well as learning from 5G Technology Trials (TSPs+ OEMs +use case providers), 5G Test Bed project, 5G Hackathon (50+ use cases), Digital Communications Innovation Square scheme (market ready products), C-DOT R&D collaboration, the engagement of DoT with 5G ecosystem stakeholders is broadly categorised as follows

S.No. Category Type Scope (Brief description & examples)
1 User/Vertical Industries (Private & Public) ●   Individual Vertical Enterprise User /Group of Enterprises (Multiple verticals)

E.g. Logistic Hubs, Factories, Agri Institutions, Power Utility Companies, Hospitals, Mining Agencies, Educational / Skill Development Institutions, Banks/Banking institutions, CoEs, Malls/Recreation centres/Retail stores, Tourism & cultural centres,

Hotels, Ports, Airports, Stadiums, Manufacturing Units etc.

2 Service providers ● Telecom Service Providers (TSPs)

● M2M service providers etc.

3 Solution Providers/System Integrators (SIs) ●  End to End Use-case providers (including OEMs)

●  System Integrators

4 Solution Partners/

/Devices, Sensors, Equipment vendors(OEMs)

●   Any Start-up/MSME/industry that has demonstrable use cases

●   Original Equipment Manufacturers(OEMs) in Network Domain

●   OEMs in CPEs/ Devices/ Instruments/Sensors/Smart Machinery & Meters/Devices/robots/Drones(BLVOS)etc. in all user verticals viz. Medical, Power, Smart Metering, IoT, Mining etc..

5 Gov

(facilitation)

●   DoT, MeitY, DST & other Sectoral ministries

●   State Government Departments

Indicative Roles of the aforementioned stakeholders is attached at Annexure A. In order to give fillip to the 5G usecase development program, DoT in co-ordination with other Ministries & State Government departments, Start-up Hubs, would facilitate Use case prototyping/pilots/Demos/ Trials at the User or Vertical industry premises, which have potential to foster partnerships to speedup successful commercial deployments and technology adoption. DoT shall not be party to the commercial engagements and shall not liable (either fully or partially) regarding disputes/litigations/legal issues that may arise in any form.

Expression of Interest (EoI) for the proposed collaborative engagement is invited from interested stakeholders (Users/vertical industries, Service providers, Solution providers & partner OEMs) as per the format at Annexure B. It may be published in MyGov, DoT website & Social Media sites for wider publicity and awareness.

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