The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched the “5G Hackathon” on 21 February to promote applications relevant to India in the 5G realm. The 5G Hackathon was launched by DoT in association with several governments, academia-industry stakeholders. Aim: The hackathon is aimed to shortlist India focussed cutting edge ideas that can be converted into workable 5G products and solutions. 5G Hackathon: The Hackathon will be held in three phases beginning from 21 February. The hackathon will conclude on 16 October 2020 at India Mobile Congress. Winners of the various phases will be awarded a total prize of Rs.2.5 crores. Also, a unique opportunity to scale and implement their 5G applications to make them market-ready with the support of DoT, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and a number of leading industry, academia, Telcos/Original equipment manufacturer (OEM). 5G Hackathon will convert innovating ideas into products and solutions in different verticals and develop India specific Use cases around 5G. Participants will be asked to develop 5G solutions from across 10 categories namely Education and Governance, AgriTech and Livestock, Healthcare, Environment, Public Safety, and Disaster Management Enterprise, Smart Cities and Infrastructure, Cyber . Security, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Logistics & Transportation, Multimedia and Broadcast, among others. Developers, start-ups, students, SMEs, Stakeholders, academic institutions and registered companies in India and NRIs can participate in the event. The details of the Hackathon can be seen on the website www.5ghackathon.in. 5G technology: 5G technology will provide over 4G in terms of peak data, rate, speed, latency, spectrum efficiency, and connection density. The special feature of the technology applications in different economic verticals.
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