5G Testbed at IIT Hyderabad

About 5G Testbed Project

IIT Hyderabad in collaboration with top Indian institutes including IITM, CEWiT, IITD, IITK, IISC and SAMEER is building the largest 5G testbed of the country, with the support of Department of Telecommunications(DoT) Govt. of India. This project will create a 5G prototype and testing platform that will be developed under the guidance of IIT-H faculty.

The project will deliver an end-to-end 5G testbed comprising of 5G BS and UE nodes that support enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), Ultra low latency communication (URLLC), and massive MTC including NB IoT services. The operating frequently includes both sub 6 GHz and mmwave frequencies. The system will exceed IMT 2020 5G performance requirements including Low Mobility Large Cell (i.e.., LMLC) targets introduced by India at ITU.

The 'Indigenous 5G Testbed' project is a long term effort with a team of 100+ researchers/engineers based out of IIT-H campus.

Job Opportunities

We are looking for Programmers, Hardware Engineers and Algorithm developers who are interested to be a part of India's top 5G development team. As part of this team, you will be contributing in development of the algorithms/hardware architectures to build the country's largest 5G Testbed. You will be working at IIT-Hyderabad campus under the guidance of Professors and project leads.

Job Descriptions

1) Senior Research Staff / Project Lead

  • 3+ Years of work experience in a related field
  • Minimum Qualification: B.Tech/M.Tech with good academic record
  • Prior experience with Wireless Systems is an added advantage

2) Research Staff

  • Minimum Qualification: B.Tech/B.E with a good academic record

R&D Focus Areas

  • Baseband ASIC and SoC design
  • 5G NR Base Station and UE Development
  • Modem Layer-1, Layer-2 and Layer-3 algorithms
  • DSP and FPGA Implementation of Baseband
  • CloudRAN
  • Massive MIMO
  • SDN/NFV for 5G
  • NB-IoT


B.Tech/M.Tech graduates with industry experience or B.Tech Final years/ M.Tech Final years/Ph.D who will be graduating before July 2018. Should be skilled in either of the following:
  • Algorithm Development
  • Matlab / C / C++ / embedded C
  • FPGA programming
  • RF Board Development
  • DSP
  • VHDL
  • RTL coding
  • ASIC design
  • Communications and Networking Technologies


  • Salary will be competitive with good work culture and opportunity to be a part of one of the most advanced technology in cellular domain.
  • Research Staff may also get an opportunity to pursue M.Tech/PhD from CSE/EE depts of IIT-H as per existing institute rules.
  • Interested candidates who want to pursue 3-Year M.Tech with valid GATE score/rank can also apply through IIT-H admissions.
    Please check EE IIT-H or CSE IIT-H admission pages.

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