5G CRAN to be developed by IIT-H
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) is working on a novel 5G Cloud Radio Access Network (CRAN) in association with Bengaluru based Tejas Network and Industry Academia Collaboration.
Dr. Kiran Kuchi of IIT-H said, "This will be the first such technology in India. Even outside, only Germany had tried demonstrating CRAN, This "Make-in-India" technology will help India in the long run and will help articulate our needs from the 5G standards.”
“5G CRAN technology which will enable centralisation of radio signals which will enable greater efficiency by reducing interference from other cellular devices,” Kuchi added.
CEO of Tejas Network, Sanjay Nayak said, “India is one of the few countries which has voting rights in the global 5G standardisation framework and all the learning from this project will help us in the future."
Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Tejas Networks, Dr Kumar Sivarajan said, "We've provided them with the hardware (base station, radio et al) without which the project could not go forward. And what we are together trying to achieve will be of immense value not only for the industry but also for the customer.”
The 5G CRAN will consist of a central server (Cloud) and it can be handled easily. This central server will be connected to remote radio headends (RRHs) and can be fitted to any place at a very affordable cost. This technology will be able to connect hundreds of radios and base stations. At present, to demonstrate its efficiency, 19 radios and base stations will be connected.