#ETDigitalTelcoSummit: TRAI working with Central ministries to develop 5G use cases: Chairman PD Vaghela – ET Telecom

#ETDigitalTelcoSummit: TRAI working with Central ministries to develop 5G use cases: Chairman PD Vaghela – ET Telecom

NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is working with several central ministries to develop use cases for the fifth-generation or 5G technology, said its Chairman PD Vaghela Friday.

“We are working with the ministry of education, ministry of health, ministry of MSME, and the ministry of agriculture for the development of use cases. The ministries will bring in specific domain knowledge while TRAI will enable coordination between telecom companies, telecom experts, and resolving regulatory issues,” Vaghela said.

He was speaking at ETTelecom’s fourth edition of Digital Telco Summit – 2023 organised with the TRAI Centre of Studies and Research.

Vaghela added that the TRAI Centre of Studies and Research is looking at collaborative efforts with academic and research institutions to enable the development of India-specific use cases, and in the next month, it will start working with respective verticals on this aspect.

He said the telecom regulator will also be closely working with the ministry of road transport and highways to develop collaborative models for the development of optical fiber infrastructure across the nation. “This will reduce both capex and opex and create a win-win situation for all stakeholders,” Vaghela said.

The ministry of road transport and highways, he added, is considering Bengaluru to Hyderabad and Delhi to Mumbai highways for laying of optical fibre. “…that’s a struggle, how to make this particular project effective for the telecom operators. We have now formed a committee with the ministry of transport and national highway authority, and we will be actually calling the telecom operator and we’ll try to find a way out.”

He also revealed that the ministry of road transport has identified another 60 highways where fibre will be laid. “I think that will be a transformative thing,” said Vaghela.

At the same time, the TRAI chief said that the Joint Committee of Regulators comprising the Reserve Bank of India, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Consumer Affairs are working together to address the issue of phishing, and fraud.

“I’m very thankful to otter telecom operators, they have actually overtaken us and they have started implementing the new directions. I’m sure that the reduction in phishing and found has decreased,” he said.
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“We are working with the ministry of education, ministry of health, ministry of MSME, and the ministry of agriculture for the development of use cases. The ministries will bring in specific domain knowledge while TRAI will enable coordination between telecom companies, telecom experts, and resolving regulatory issues,” Vaghela said.

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NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is working with several central ministries to develop use cases for the fifth-generation or 5G technology, said its Chairman PD Vaghela Friday.

“We are working with the ministry of education, ministry of health, ministry of MSME, and the ministry of agriculture for the development of use cases. The ministries will bring in specific domain knowledge while TRAI will enable coordination between telecom companies, telecom experts, and resolving regulatory issues,” Vaghela said.

He was speaking at ETTelecom’s fourth edition of Digital Telco Summit – 2023 organised with the TRAI Centre of Studies and Research. Vaghela added that the TRAI Centre of Studies and Research is looking at collaborative efforts with academic and research institutions to enable the development of India-specific use cases, and in the next month, it will start working with respective verticals on this aspect.He said the telecom regulator will also be closely working with the ministry of road transport and highways to develop collaborative models for the development of optical fiber infrastructure across the nation. “This will reduce both capex and opex and create a win-win situation for all stakeholders,” Vaghela said.

The ministry of road transport and highways, he added, is considering Bengaluru to Hyderabad and Delhi to Mumbai highways for laying of optical fibre. “…that’s a struggle, how to make this particular project effective for the telecom operators. We have now formed a committee with the ministry of transport and national highway authority, and we will be actually calling the telecom operator and we’ll try to find a way out.”

He also revealed that the ministry of road transport has identified another 60 highways where fibre will be laid. “I think that will be a transformative thing,” said Vaghela.

At the same time, the TRAI chief said that the Joint Committee of Regulators comprising the Reserve Bank of India, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Consumer Affairs are working together to address the issue of phishing, and fraud.

“I’m very thankful to otter telecom operators, they have actually overtaken us and they have started implementing the new directions. I’m sure that the reduction in phishing and found has decreased,” he said.

  • Published On Aug 18, 2023 at 01:29 PM IST

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