The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) have plans to launch labs to carry out research work on the Internet of Things (IoT).
The centres would be established in Bengaluru and Chennai and preliminary work was on, said K. Purushothaman, Regional Director of Nasscom. He was addressing a gathering of researchers, academicians and technocrats from industries at the launch of Conclave on Internet of Things at VIT University, Chennai campus, on Friday.
“We are working closely with various stakeholders, including IIT-Madras, to set up this lab, which would benefit everybody. IoT is all embedded with networking, sensors and lot more. In 2013-14, people started speaking about IoT and people started exploring it, by 2020 it will be a $29-billion business,” he said. “Conclaves such as this one showcases opportunities in untapped areas, which will help the industry create alliances, partnerships and new product offerings,” he added.
Information Technology Principal Secretary T.K. Ramachandran said people would get unlimited bandwidth in the future as part of the national fibre network.
He also said that State government had started training people in Internet Protocol version 6 technology. Annurag Batra, Chairman of Businessworld; M. Sivakumar, CEO, ICT Academy; M.J. Xavier, VIT Executive Director and programme coordinator, and Nayeemullah Khan, Dean, Academic Research, spoke on the occasion.
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