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Gujarat-based Ganpat University gets experimental 5G spectrum

Mehsana-based Ganpat University has recently been allocated experimental 5G spectrum for research, development and testing of the technology by department of telecom (DoT), government of India. The university officials said that it’s now part of the all-India consortium of educational institutes pushing research in the field of gen-next mobile communication technology.

Dr Mahendra Sharma, director general of Ganpat University, said that the university, through its president Ganpat Patel, has acquired the millimetre wave technology of 5G from the US and has also got the spectrum from DoT for carrying out experiments in the cutting-edge technology. “Our primary task would be to check its efficacy, range and data speed in Indian conditions.

The initial experiments have shown encouraging results as the tech is likely to increase data speed 10-fold,” he said, adding that the technology has far-reaching implications ranging from telemedicine to virtual classrooms and e-commerce. “The 5G technology will revolutionize the entire digital ecosystem.” ToI

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