BITS Pilani has announced its collaboration with Airlinq to lead the charge in 5G and internet of things (IoT) innovation. This dynamic partnership has been established as part of the recently launched 5G use case labs at India Mobile Congress 2023 by Prime Minister Narender Modi and supported by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). These 5G labs will serve as the breeding ground for cutting-edge applications spanning various domains, including IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication.

BITS Pilani and Airlinq are collaborating to drive innovation at the forefront of this ground-breaking initiative, committed to pioneering innovation and propelling India into the future of 5G technology. Airlinq is helping global enterprises and mobile service providers harness the power of 5G networks in different verticals, notably in domains such as connected vehicles, smart cities, and more. Airlinq will work with BITS to design and deliver use cases in areas such as urban traffic safety, leveraging low-latency vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and V2X communications to enhance the experience for drivers, pedestrians, emergency responders, and others that share our roadways.

BITS Pilani and Airlinq express their gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his visionary leadership, and to DoT India for their invaluable support. This partnership represents a significant stride towards realising the immense potential of 5G technology in India.

Commenting on the collaboration, Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, vice chancellor (VC), BITS Pilani, said, “This collaboration with Airlinq is a testament to our commitment to cutting-edge innovation and academic-industry partnerships. Our mission at BITS is to empower our students and faculty to shape the future, and this collaboration allows us to do just that. Together, we aim to not only advance our understanding of these transformative technologies but also to provide invaluable real-world experiences for our students. This partnership exemplifies our dedication to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and fostering the next generation of tech leaders.”

Meanwhile, Ankit Taparia, vice president (VP), Airlinq, and alumni, BITS Pilani said, “We are committed to unlocking the boundless potential of disruptive and new age technology. We are excited about our partnership with BITS Pilani, an institute known for its research and innovation, and look forward to pioneering advanced 5G technology solutions that will revolutionise industries and redefine the way our increasingly interconnected world collaborates and communicates to improve lives.”