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Department of Telecommunications Welcomes Ideas for Research and Development

CIO Insider Team | Monday, 8 July, 2024
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Under the initiative of "Quantum Standardization and Testing Labs", the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is welcoming ideas, requesting entries from Indian academic and research and development institutes.

It assures compatibility, dependability, and security of quantum communication systems, aiming to fast track the research and development in quantum technology.

For complete tapping of the capability of quantum technologies,the laboratories will serve as a forum pooling in university researchers, makers of testing equipment, and developers of quantum technologies.

The beneficiaries of the initiative are said to be from industries, including healthcare, energy, finance, transportation, defense, and pharmaceutics, on the basis of the application of quantum technologies.

In accordance with PM Modi's "Jai Anushandhan" vision, the latest initiative holds the objective of enhancing the lives of people by promoting the advancement of telecom technologies and products.

Approved by the government, the National Quantum Mission (NQM) is expected to be executed by DST in about eight years at a total cost of Rs. 6003.65 crore.

The objectives of the latest initiative will be directed towards nurturing an innovative inventive ecosystem in quantum technology (QT) and assisting industry and scientific R&D.

Additionally, the initiative will look towards establishing national leadership in the cutting-edge field of quantum technologies and propel the nation toward self-reliance in this area.

It assures compatibility, dependability, and security of quantum communication systems, aiming to fast track the research and development in quantum technology.

The assigned laboratories will help encourage the creation of testing facilities to validate quantum concepts and devices, guaranteeing their conformity with national and international standards, and set the norm for the integration of quantum communication elements into current and future networks.

The Quantum Standardization and Testing Labs will develop cutting-edge quantum technologies that local telecom companies, entrepreneurs, and industry stakeholders can purchase for a low cost.

Single-photon and entangled photon sources, single-photon detectors, quantum memory and repeaters, quantum communication modules, trusted and not trusted nodes, and other pertinent items are among the technologies that are suggested for testing.

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