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India to Host WTSA 2024 and IMC 2024: Driving Telecom Innovation

India is set to host the prestigious World Telecom Standardization Assembly (WTSA) 2024, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), along with the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2024. These events aim to foster global collaboration, drive telecom reforms, and showcase India’s technological prowess.

Telecom Reforms

Spectrum Regulatory Sandbox (SRS) and Wireless Test Zones (WiTe Zones):

    • Introduction of guidelines for SRS to facilitate R&D activities and drive technological advancements.
    • Establishment of WiTe Zones in urban and remote areas for spectrum experimentation.
    • Eligibility extended to academia, R&D labs, and telecom providers to promote innovation.

Abolition of Wireless Operating License (WoL):

    • Removal of WoL requirement for access services authorization and VSATs operation to simplify licensing processes.
    • Complete abolition of WoL for licensees under section 4 of Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 to reduce compliance burden and promote ease of doing business.

MoU with Ericsson

Ericsson Educate Program:

    • Collaboration with Ericsson to enhance digital skills for students in universities with 5G use case labs.
    • Tailored curriculum supplements technical studies with practical knowledge on key technologies.
    • Aim to train around 10,000 students in the next two years, fostering innovation in the telecom sector.

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