India to launch its first 5G test lab in Q3 2020

Published: 19 March 2020 - 7:49 a.m.

Cavli Wireless and Maker Village have announced that they will join together to launch India’s first 5G test lab by the third quarter of 2020.

A report in The Economic Times of India stated that the new lab will “enable IoT OEMs and ODMs to test their prototypes in real world settings”, as they look to speed up the developments of their 5G products and services.

"The launch of 5G technologies is expected to have a transformative effect on society, especially with the development of smart cities. Cavli, with its innovative suite of solutions, is here to ensure that IoT solution developers are able to experience the power of 5G technology, through the test platform that will be set up," said John Mathew, chief technology architect, Cavli Wireless.

"Cavli Wireless is proud to collaborate with Maker Village and pioneer to bring the 5G test network lab for the IoT startups in India. We are confident this platform will inspire startups and companies across the globe to prepare their IoT products and prototypes for the latest 5G technology standards," added Mathew.

The test facility will support 5G applications in the sub 6GHz band in both a standalone and non-standalone capacity.

Vodafone Idea, Airtel, Reliance Jio and BSNL have all announced plans to undertake 5G trials with the Indian government later this year, as the country prepares for its first tentative 5G commercial launches in H2 2021.

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