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Webinar on “5G Test Bed Overview” by IIT Bombay in association with TSDSI (July 9, 2021: Online)

July 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:10 pm

TSDSI in partnership with IIT Bombay, organised a live webinar on 9th July 2021 from 1600 to 1710 IST, to present an overview of the DoT sponsored project ‘Indigenous 5G Test-bed’. The webinar provided an overview of the project along with IIT Bombay’s contribution towards the testbed.

About the Webinar: The webinar provided an overview of the end-to-end 5G testbed, developed indigenously by a consortium of eight leading Indian academic and research institutes. 5G promises much higher data rates and new applications to take telecommunication networks to the next level in near future. The goal of this testbed is to develop the key components of 5G networks from the ground up, in order to make them available for experimentation and further development to researchers, startups, industry and other players in the Indian telecommunications ecosystem.

The 5G testbed team at IIT Bombay has led the development of the 5G core subsystem, consisting of components that interface with the radio access network and provide registration, session management, high-speed data forwarding and other core network services in the 5G network. A key feature of the 5G network is a unified core supporting a variety of access technologies. Wi-Fi is one of the most popular wireless access technologies today and it is expected to be an integral component of the 5G network too. Along with the Core Network functions, the IIT Bombay team has also developed components to integrate Wi-Fi based Non-3GPP Access Network with the 5G Core.

This webinar begun with a brief overview of 5G, with a specific focus on the components developed at IIT Bombay and then the design of the 5G testbed components developed by IIT Bombay, the supported features, and the progress made so far was described followed by a discussion on the ways in which users can leverage this work to further their research and development agenda in the 5G technology.


Speaker #1:  Mr. A.K. Mittal

Topic: Introduction of TSDSI and 5Gi Standards 

Speaker’s Bio: Shri A.K. Mittal is associated with TSDSI as Advisor with special focus on standardisation in wireless and wireline systems and handles standards related activities of TSDSI in 3GPP and ITU-R.

He began his career in R&D at Indian Telephone Industries Ltd and later joined Department of Telecommunication (DoT), Government of India where he worked in a variety of domains like Satellite Communication, OFC, Microwave, Mobile Networks, Switching Systems, Network Management, Licensing, Regulation, Standards, Testing and Certification etc. He was Head, Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC), the technology arm of the Department of Telecommunications. He has represented the Government of India in various bilateral and multilateral international meetings.

He did his graduation in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 1976 from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He also holds a Diploma in Management. He has a career of over 44 years in the field of Telecommunications.

Speaker #2: Prof. Mythili Vutukuru, IIT Bombay

Topic: Overview of the 5G Core in the 5G Testbed

Speaker’s Bio: Mythili Vutukuru is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay. Before joining IITB in 2013, she obtained her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 and 2006 respectively. After her Ph.D., she worked at Movik Networks, a startup in the telecom space, for 3 years before joining IITB. Earlier, she obtained a Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2004.

Speaker #3: Ms. Shwetha Kiran, IIT Bombay

Topic: WLAN Interworking with 5G Core Network

Speaker’s Bio: Shwetha has many years of experience in Systems and Network Management. She is currently working as a Project Manager in Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay since February 2017. Previously she worked as Systems Engineer & Service Team Manager at Community IT Innovators, Washington DC and IT Manager at Whistling Woods International, Mumbai. Shwetha completed her studies from University of Mysore and Georgetown University.

Schedule: 9th July 2021, 1600-1710 IST

Venue: Online

Program Agenda:

Start Time End Time Session Speaker
1600 1605 Welcome & Introduction Prof. Mythili Vutukuru, IIT Bombay
1605 1615 Introduction of TSDSI and 5Gi Standards Mr. A.K. Mittal, Advisor-Networks, Systems and Technologies, TSDSI
1615 1635 Overview of the 5G Core in the 5G Testbed

·       Overview of 5G Core

·       5G Core in the 5G testbed project

·       Non-3GPP Access Network

Prof. Mythili Vutukuru, IIT Bombay
1635 1655 WLAN Interworking with 5G Core Network

·       5G Networks Architecture

·       WLAN Use cases

Types & Architecture

·       5G Testbed (Scope of Work, Components & Features)

·       5G Testbed Use Cases

Ms. Shwetha Kiran, IIT Bombay
1655 1710 Q&A and Closing Remarks  


July 9, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:10 pm
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