India's C-DoT to work on 6G, rolls out quantum communication lab

India's C-DoT to work on 6G, rolls out quantum communication lab

India government telecom Secretary K Rajaraman has asked state-owned telecom research and development organisation Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) to start working on 6G and other futuristic technologies in order to catch up with the global market in time.

A Press Information Bureau statement from the govt of India revealed that the telecom secretary has stressed upon C-DoT to keep track of emerging technologies, aligned with the technology life cycle. He has asked C-DOT to start working on 6G and other futuristic technologies in order to catch up with the market in time.

Rajaraman asked C-DOT engineers to work with full dedication towards realizing the goal of “Atmanirbhar Bharat” in the field of telecom. He also appreciated the contribution of C-DOT in achieving self-reliance in the field of telecom and assured full support of DoT in all endeavors of C-DOT. He complimented C-DOT for its critical role in developing indigenous 4G technology and ongoing 5G development project. (4G technology from CDOT is already under Proof of Concept (POC) Trial in BSNL network at Chandigarh and Ambala).

Rajaraman also inaugurated the Quantum Communication Lab at C-DOT, Delhi, and unveiled the indigenously developed Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) solution by C-DOT which can support a distance of more than 100 kilometers on standard optical fiber.

The development of indigenous QKD solutions 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.

With the development of QKD solution and the existing suite of a wide range of products in Optical Access, Core, Switching & Routing, Wireless, Post Quantum Cryptography Encryptors (PQCE), etc, C-DOT has become the first organization in India to offer a complete portfolio of indigenous Quantum Secure telecom products & solutions to comprehensively address the requirements of Telecom Service Providers as well as Strategic and Defense sector in India.
Meanwhile, Rajkumar Upadhyay, Executive Director, C-DoT gave Rajaraman a detailed presentation about these activities. The Secretary visited various C-DoT labs including labs of 4G/5G, GPON, Encryptors, Routers, WiFi, and Cyber Security.

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