5G Intelligent Village Initiative

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Source– This post on 5G Intelligent Village Initiative has been created based on the article “DoT announces two significant calls for proposals aimed at catalyzing innovation and technological advancement in telecommunications sector”  published in “PIB” on 17 June 2024.

Why in the news?

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has announced two innovative proposals-5G Intelligent Village and Quantum Encryption Algorithm (QEA)—to drive technological advancement in the telecom sector.

About 5G Intelligent Village Initiative

5G Intelligent Village
Source: PIB
Aspects Description
AimThe 5G Intelligent Village Initiative aims to uplift rural communities by harnessing the transformative power of 5G technology.
FocusAddresses key sectors such as agriculture, education, healthcare, governance, and sustainability.
Featuresi) It utilizes Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC) and massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) features of 5G in selected villages.
ii) It addresses key sectors such as agriculture, education, healthcare, governance, and sustainability.

About Quantum Encryption Algorithm (QEA)

1. Quantum encryption algorithms use quantum computing techniques to encrypt messages (classical or quantum) into quantum states that are communicated to and decrypted by the recipient.

2. Goal: To develop an India-specific Quantum Encryption Algorithm for securing digital communications using quantum mechanics.

3. Features: The algorithm aims to provide unparalleled security, advanced encryption capabilities, and ultra-fast and efficient encryption. These proposals will be funded under the Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF) scheme of the DoT.

About Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF)

1. It was established under the Universal Services Obligation Fund (USOF) of the DoT, Government of India.

2. Purpose: To promote the ecosystem for research, design, prototyping, proof of concept testing, IPR creation, field testing, security, certification, and manufacturing of telecom products.

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