Vidisha becomes the first district in India to implement state-of-the-art 5G use cases proposed by startups

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  • Vidisha, an aspirational district of Madhya Pradesh became the first-ever district in India for the on-ground deployment of innovative 5G use cases offered by startups – a joint initiative by Vidisha District Administration and Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), Department of Telecommunications (DoT) under the guidance of Additional Secretary (Telecom) & Administrator USOF.
  • To accelerate Digital Transformation across socio-economic verticals, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Under Telecom Startups & MSMEs Mission (TSuM) & 5G Vertical Engagement Partnership Program (VEPP) have been facilitating collaborations of Digital Communication Tech – startups & SMEs to potential user communities viz.
  • State governments, Smart cities, Aspirational districts, vertical industries, etc. Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), DoT being a pioneer in emerging Digital communication Technologies, is front-ending the “5G use case promotional pilot” for deploying 5G/4G/IoT innovative solutions of Startups & SMEs at Vidisha (Aspirational district), Madhya Pradesh with a focus on Health, Agriculture, Diary, Education & Skill Development, benefiting the Vidisha community at large.
  • Under 5G use case promotional pilot, the aforementioned use cases will be deployed at community & district health centers Model Schools, Agri & Dairy Farmers, and skill development centers for a period of 1 year and may be extended subsequently as per the need.
  • These digital solutions will also be powered by BharatNet broadband to provide uninterrupted services to user communities of Vidisha. Post to the successful demos of digital solutions on 12th January 2023, purchase cum Service orders and agreements have been signed with C-DOT and 7 Startups in presence of the following dignitaries at Vidisha district collectorate.

I. Ministry of Communications & C-DOT (Startups engagement):

  • Shri V.L Kantha Rao, Additional Secretary (Telecom) & Administrator USOF
  • Shri Ravinder Ambardar, Head (Marketing & Corporate Affairs), C-DOT
  • Shri A. Alex Vikas, Mission co-ordinator(TSuM) & Asst. Director General, DoT HQ

II. Vidisha District Administration (Adaption of 5G use cases):

  • Shri Umashankar Bhargav, Collector, Vidisha, MP
  • Shri Yogesh Tukaram Bharsat, CEO Zila Panchayat, Vidhisha, MP
  • Shri Niket Sharma, CM Office
  • Department officials of Agri, Education, Health, sanitaion etc.

III. BSNL & BBNL (affordable & uninterrupted broadband connectivity):

  • Shri Satyanand Rajhans CGMT BSNL MP,
  • Shri C L S Yadav Statehead & CGM BBNL MP,
  • Shri N K Lodha GM BA BharatNet,
  • Shri Manoj Kumar Sr GM Transmission,
  • Shri Pankaj Gupta BA Head Sagar,
  • Shri Anil Ahirwar GM BharatNet Indore,
  • Shri Mayank Tripathi GM BharatNet Bhopal
  • Shri Satyanand Rajhanans, CGMT

IV. Representatives of Use case Startups (innovative digital solutions)

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