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NEWS IMPULSE |NavIC — OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE TELECOM INDUSTRY| 29 APRIL

Syllabus Section:Science and Technology

Why in News?

  • NTIPRIT conducts webinar on “NavIC — Opportunities for the Telecom Industry” in collaboration with ISRO and telecom industry.

About:

  • The importance of integration of technology with applications to reap the benefits of technology to the fullest has been discussed.
  • Use of NavIC in the present Covid pandemic in tracking the oxygen tankers and other essentials were discussed.
  • Efforts of telecom industry, including that of chipset and handset manufacturers in their efforts to adopt the NaviC service were appreciated.

About NaviC:

  • NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) is an autonomous regional satellite navigation system established and maintained by ISRO.
  • It covers India and a region extending up to 1 ,500 km beyond Indian mainland (primary coverage area).
  • It provides position accuracy better than 20 m (20) and timing accuracy better than 50 ns (20).
  • The actual measurements demonstrate accuracy better than 5 m and 20 ns respectively.
  • NavIC based applications are being used in various civilian sectors, including, transport, map applications, and timekeeping.
  • NavlC is an indigenous positioning system that is under Indian control. There is no risk of the service being withdrawn or denied in a given situation.

About NTIPRIT:

  • National Telecommunications Institute for Policy Research Innovation and Training (NTIPRIT) is the apex training institute of Department of Telecommunications involved in conduction of induction Trainingfor probationary officers of Indian Telecommunication Service Group — A.

 

Source: PIB

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