5Gi Technology – UPSC Prelims

5Gi Technology:
  • 5Gi stands for 5G Radio Interface Technology.
  • It has been developed by the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology and the IIT-Hyderabad.
  • Purpose:
    • 5Gi technology is primarily meant to enhance rural coverage.
    • It facilitates much larger reach of the 5G towers and radio networks.
    • Hence, it is a major breakthrough for bridging the rural-urban digital divide in 5G deployment.
  • Approved by: 5Gi standard has also been approved by the International Telecommunications Union.