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India Strengthens Global Telecom Leadership with Strategic 6G Alliances

New Delhi: In a move that underscores its telecom diplomacy and commitment to leading global digital innovation, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications, has forged significant international partnerships aimed at building a world-class telecom ecosystem. These collaborations are poised to enhance global connectivity and position India at the forefront of digital infrastructure advancements.

Bharat 6G Alliance Secures Key International Partnerships

The Bharat 6G Alliance has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two prominent entities: the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G IA) and the 6G Flagship program at Oulu University. This development follows a previously concluded MoU with the NextG Alliance of the USA. These agreements are set to bolster the development of secure and trusted telecommunications technologies, including the establishment of resilient supply chains.

Under the Bharat 6G Vision, the DoT is currently evaluating 470 proposals for “Accelerated Research on 6G,” further demonstrating India’s proactive approach to future telecommunications.

Strategic Partnerships to Drive Global 6G Ecosystem

These MoUs are pivotal in achieving India’s vision of empowering society through sustainable and advanced telecommunications while contributing to the global 6G ecosystem. The agreements will enable India to:

  • Connect EU and Indian R&D companies, academia, and research institutions.
  • Align research and development efforts in 6G and related technologies.
  • Promote joint research initiatives.
  • Conduct pilots of 6G technologies and use cases.
  • Collaborate on 6G technology development and contribute to standardization efforts at global forums.

Impact of Telecom Diplomacy

DoT’s telecom diplomacy has been instrumental in attracting new business ventures, forging partnerships with global leaders, nurturing domestic startups, and showcasing India’s dedication to driving innovation. These efforts reinforce India’s leadership position in the global telecommunications landscape.

About Bharat 6G Alliance

The Bharat 6G Alliance (B6GA) is an initiative uniting Indian industry, academia, national research institutions, and standards organizations. Aligned with the Bharat 6G Mission, the alliance aims to design, develop, and deploy technologies and innovations that ensure an intelligent and secure living experience for citizens in India and globally. The Bharat 6G Vision manifesto, released last year, aspires to make India a leading supplier of advanced telecom technologies, in line with the objectives of Viksit Bharat.

About 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA)

The 6G-IA represents the voice of European industry and research for next-generation networks and services. It engages in strategic activities, including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, and international cooperation.

About 6G Flagship Program

Funded by the University of Oulu and the Research Council of Finland, the 6G Flagship program is a world-leading research initiative. It aims to develop key 6G technology components, establish a comprehensive 6G Test Centre, and drive the societal digitization of the 2030s through groundbreaking research and innovation.

Looking Ahead

The collaborative efforts between the Bharat 6G Alliance, 6G IA, and Oulu University are set to propel India towards its goal of becoming a global leader in telecommunications. These partnerships highlight the importance of international cooperation in developing the next generation of telecom technologies, promising a future of enhanced global connectivity and digital innovation.

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