In what can be counted as a major technology boost to India’s 5G capabilities, IIT Hyderabad (IIT-H), along with WiSig Networks, have developed 5G wireless broadband technologies indigenously for the first time.
IITH and WiSig Networks have jointly announced a maiden 5G data call using 5G ORAN technology. The call was made using Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) capable base station that supports 100MHz bandwidth in the 3.3-3.5 GHz frequency band.
Dr. Sai Dhiraj, principal scientist at WiSig, shares, “WiSig announces a range of ORAN compliant 5G infra solutions including small cells, massive MIMO macro cell Distribution Unit (DU) option 7.2x, integrated access backhaul (IAB) unit that support mm-wave and sub 6 GHz frequency bands. These solutions and products are available for Indian wireless equipment manufacturers on licensing basis.”
WiSig Networks Private Limited is based out of IIT H Research Park and is a growing Indian Start-up focused on developing 5G mobile communications products and solutions. IIT-H and WiSig have developed more than 100 5G patents and 15 of which are declared as 3GPP 5G Standards Essential Patents (SEPS) to TSDSI (Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India).
Inventing and innovating in technology for humanity (IIT-H) is our mantra, and we expect WiSig to make India “Atmanirbhar” in the 5G space, says IIT-H director Prof Murthy. WiSig was incubated in IIT-H in 2016 by a group of researchers and inventors with the intention to develop further and commercialize the new 5G communication technologies being invented indigenously.