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Looking beyond 5G future technology trends toward 6G

A K Tiwari, Member Technology of the DoT’s Digital Communications Commission called upon the Telecom industry and ITU-APT Foundation to work with DoT in setting up necessary infrastructure and organization for spectrum studies towards 5G and 6G technology implementation in the country. Tiwari was inaugurating an international conference on “Looking beyond 5G: Future Technology trends towards 6G” organized by the ITU-APT Foundation of India (IAFI) and 5G India Forum (5GIF). Tiwari complemented ITU-APT Foundation for initiating this important subject and for taking a lead in submitting initial proposals to ITU.

Bharat Bhatia, President, ITU-APT Foundation of India (IAFI) responding to the DoT welcomed the proposal and said that IAFI will continue to work with the department in various spectrum related studies and 5G & 6G technology developments.

Speaking on the occasion, Mario Maniewicz Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau of the ITU complimented ITU-APT foundation on its contributions to the ITU studies on spectrum and Technology and said that ITU’s role in developing a single global 4G and 5G standard has led to an exponential growth of the mobile industry worldwide. The ITU Radiocommunication Bureau plays a vital role in managing frequency spectrum and satellite orbits globally, as well as developing globally harmonized regulations and standards, which are fundamental to ensure accessible and affordable telecommunications to all.

Sh. V. Raghunandan- Secretary TRAI emphasized the need for Artificial Intelligence (AI) studies in all technology areas, in particular on spectrum sharing.

Sh. T R Dua, Chairman, IAFI in his welcome address said that brings 6G exciting possibilities and opportunities in terms of speed reliability and applications and called upon the industry and the academia to work

The event was also addressed by Dr. Aloknath De, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer of Samsung R&D India, Bangalore, Dr. Iwao Hosako, Director General, Wireless Networks Research Center National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan, Dr. Magnus Frodigh – Vice President & Head of Ericsson Research & Co-Chair Hexa-X Initiative of the EU, Sh. Parag Kar – Vice President, Government Affairs, India and South Asia, Qualcomm.

A book on 6G edited by Dr. Aloknath De was also released at the event.

In a Session Hosted by Vikram Tiwathia, Dy. Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), a number eminent global speakers highlighted the work going on in 6 G around the world, including in Korea, Japan and the EU. Colin Wilicock – Head of Research Alliance, Nokia Standards, Hyeon Woo Lee, Prof. of Dan Kook University Korea and Chair, TTA 5G Standard Committee , Ramjee Prasad – Founding President CTIF Global Capsule, Aarhus University, HERNING, Denmark and Founding Chairman of GISFI, Prof. Balaraman Ravindran – CSE Dept. IIT Madras, Hakan Ohlsen – Director, Standard & Industry, APAC and Vice-Chair/Chair ADHOC WP5D, Reza Arefi – Director of Spectrum Strategy, Intel Corporation and Halim Yanikomeroglu of the Carleton University, Canada shared detailed technology vision and roadmap of their respective countries, companies and organizations.
Bhatia, President IAFI and Sh. Vinosh James 5GIF Convenor, while summing up the event said that IAFI and 5GIF will work jointly to develop a white paper on proposed 6G spectrum and technology studies in India.

ITU-APT Foundation of India (ITU-APT) is a non-profit, non-political, non-partisan Industry foundation registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1960. ITU-APT is working for last 18 years with the prime objective of encouraging involvement of professionals, corporate, public/private sector industries, R&D organizations, academic institutions, and such other agencies engaged in development of Indian Telecom sector in the activities of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT). The Foundation has been recognized as an International/Regional Telecommunications Organization by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
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