New Centre initiatives to transform rural life, drive digital inclusion

New Delhi: In a bid to boost innovation to transform rural life and further herald digital inclusion, the Central government has called for two proposals — ‘5G Intelligent Village’ and ‘Quantum Encryption Algorithm’.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has invited participants from industry, MSMEs, startups, academia and government departments involved in technology design, development and commercialisation of telecommunication products and solutions.

The ‘5G Intelligent Village’ initiative underscores the need for equitable technological advancement by harnessing the transformative power of 5G technology to uplift rural communities in select villages, to begin with.

It aims to address critical pillars such as agriculture, education, healthcare, governance, and sustainability, said the DoT.

“Proposals are invited to enable effective utilisation of Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC) and massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) aspects of 5G in selected villages, showcasing the advantages of 5G connectivity,” said the DoT.

The call for proposals is for developing an India-specific ‘Quantum Encryption Algorithm’ (QEA) that will represent a cutting-edge approach to securing digital communication channels by leveraging the principles of quantum mechanics.


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