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India’s Telecom Secretary Asks C-DoT to Work on 6G & Launches Quantum Communication Lab

By IQT News posted 11 Oct 2021

(Telecon.EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes) India’s Telecom Secretary K Rajaraman asked state-owned telecom research and development organisation C-DoT to start working on 6G and other futuristic technologies Sunday, October 9 and also inaugurated C-DoT’s Quantum Communication Lab.
“QKD is essential to address the threat that rapid advancement in Quantum Computing poses to the security of the data being transported by various critical sectors through the current communication networks,” the statement said.
The government has allocated USD 1 billion for the National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications spanning over a period of 8 years.
The statement said C-DoT has become the first organization in India to offer complete portfolio of indigenous quantum secure telecom products and solutions to comprehensively address the requirements of telecom operators as well as that of strategic sector like Defence, in India.
C-DoT’s 4G technology is under proof of concept (POC) trial in BSNL network at Chandigarh and Ambala.
Rajaraman, who took charge as Secretary of DoT on October 1, also advised C-DoT to focus on commercialization of technology and consider setting up incubators in C-DoT for faster technology commercialization.

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