To strengthen the electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) ecosystem in the country at-large, ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking in the telecommunications technology segment has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), a not-for-profit industry body that works towards enhancing and promoting made-in-India products for world markets.
The MoU envisages setting up of infrastructure to enable ITI develop intelligent electronics ecosystem in the country inclusive of product design, development and manufacturing with a focus not limited to areas such as Telecom, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Agriculture and others. One of the flagship activities under the MoU is to create a first of its kind 5G Village at ITI premise that will focus on design, development, prototyping, testing and manufacturing of 5G related and enabled equipment, devices, solutions for needs of the country. The 5G village will be equipped with Telepreneur Hub, Systems Innovation Lab, Systems Certification Lab, Radiated Application Test beds and a Regulatory Sandbox. The objective of the MoU is to build an intelligent electronics ecosystem in the country, promotion of make-in-India and startup India initiatives.
Highlighting the MoU tie-up, R. M. Agarwal, Chairman and Managing Director, ITI Limited said, “The initiative exhibits ITI’s commitment to the Government of India’s flagship initiative like the Make in India and Smart City programmes”.