The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched a new online certificate course on 5G technology to be conducted by the National Telecommunications Institute for Policy Research, Innovation and Training (NTIPRIT), which is the training institute of DoT. The course, which will be conducted from 9 March 2021 onwards, is 36 hours long and will be conducted over a period of 12 weeks every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Participants will also be allowed to record the session if they happen to miss it.
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What the DoT Online Certificate Course on 5G Technology Will Cover?
DoT hopes that this course would act as a capsule programme for learning overall 5G technology from the perspective of Policymaking. The following topics will be covered under the course:
- The evolution from 1G to 5G.
- Introduction to 5G: Standardisation bodies, timelines and roadmaps, IMT 2020 vision and requirement, the spectrum for 5G, new radio, architecture, deployment options, global launches, availability of 5G devices, and use cases.
Participants will be given one assignment every week, and two exams of two hours each mid-term. While launching the 5G certification course, Anshu Prakash highlighted the importance of exploiting the potential of 5G to the full and making possibilities like Machine-to-Machine Communications, Internet of Things a reality. For that, he stressed having a team of Master Trainers, 5G Security experts, and so on. within DOT who will formulate the roadmap for education and awareness in 5G technology in India and also identify lacunae in existing legislations with the coming of 5G technology.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Minister of Communications: Ravi Shankar Prasad.