International research, development and testing center for new equipment, technologies and services
At present, IoT, Industrial Internet (IIoT), Tactile Internet, Information Quantum Technologies, Smart Cities and Communities (SC&C), 5G/IMT-2020 communication networks and technology deployment, including networks 2030 (NET-2030), are present for wide development , both infocommunication networks of the future, and the global economy as a whole, which is entering a new wall of its development – the Internal Digital Economy.
Before the implementation of the above technologies and solutions, both nationally and internationally, it is necessary to conduct their technical studies, check for compliance and interoperability (C&I), carry out work on the development of international standards and recommendations, and carry out test pilot tests. and trial operation in conditions close to real economic relations.
Goals and objectives of the International Research and Testing Center:
The main goal of IRTC (International Research and Testing Center) is to conduct research and testing of new equipment, technologies and services, standardization work, as well as to create and increase capacity in the Region through the development of relevant regulatory, policy and technical documents, workshops and training programs.
Development of a regulatory framework for the implementation and testing of IoT technologies, including the Industrial Internet, Smart cities and communities, communication networks 5G / IMT-2020, 5.5G, 6G / NET-2030, etc. in various areas of human life
Development of international standards for testing IoT devices, systems and networks, including the Industrial Internet, Smart cities and communities, 5G / IMT-2020, 5.5G, 6G / NET-2030 and subsequent generations communication networks and related technologies implemented on an experimental basis developed center, as well as the inclusion of the deployed IRDTC in the recognition of Laboratories and the creation on its basis of the ITU Center of Excellence.
Partnership with ITU and Rostelecom is extremely important and beneficial for the status and development of the project. This partnership is a powerful resource consolidating science, best world practices and competencies of an international organization in the field of telecommunications, education and business.
This project was originally conceived as a regional one, designed for interested partners of the countries of the Region. The principles of cooperation laid down in it with ITU (ITU), which is a globally recognized leading organization in the field of ICT, which has a wide network of its regional offices – Regional (regional) and and Zonal (Aria) offices of the ITU; scientific and educational organizations and business communities: equipment manufacturers, operators and communication providers who have extensive international connections with their counterparts from other countries both in our region and beyond; all this makes it possible to talk about the easy repeatability of the project and its scaling in other countries and regions.
ITU (ITU) is the specialized agency of the United Nations in the field of ICT. ITU allocates the global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops technical standards, and leads efforts to increase access to ICTs in underserved communities around the world.
The largest integrated provider of digital services and solutions in Russia, which is present in all market segments and covers millions of households, public and private organizations.
St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications. prof. M.A. Bonch-Bruevich is the oldest university in the Russian Federation, the generally recognized leader of the Russian higher education in the field of training specialists for the communications and telecommunications industry.
Key performance indicators of the project (qualitative and quantitative):
The number of scientific publications in Russian and English on IRDTC research topics by the end of 2021 is 60;
The number of presentations at scientific conferences in Russian and English on IRDTC research topics by 2021 is 35;
The number of developed international and regional standards on IRDTC research topics by 2021 is 13;
The number of trained specialists on IRDTC research topics by 2021 is 180;
The number of types of equipment tested in 2020 -12, in 2021 – 18;
The number of units of tested equipment in 2020 – 90, in 2021 – 200;
Participation of the ITU IRDTC in the ITU Mark Program and/or in the joint ITU/IEC procedure for the recognition of Laboratories conducting tests for compliance with ITU Recommendations – ITU IRDTC is recognized as a testing laboratory for testing for compliance with ITU Recommendations;
Conditions have been created for the creation and operation of the ITU Center of Excellence – in accordance with the scope of work on the project and the work schedule.