As per industry sources, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is setting up test labs in collaboration with 14 other ministries and departments to explore 5G use cases for the respective government departments. To this end, the DoT will be conducting focused interactive sessions on digital use cases/applications leveraging communication technologies such as 5G/4G-Adv and IoT.

The DoT has reportedly set up an inter-ministerial committee, led by Member (technology), for engagement with these 14 central ministries.

As per sources, focused interactive sessions to explore use cases are expected to happen soon for five ministries. The expected outcomes of these sessions are going to be possible collaborations among stakeholders (solution providers, user agencies, OEMs) to conduct pilots for reasonably matured use cases.