"The Indian government's 5G initiative is a welcome step and the funds allocated therein should be utilised to further encourage and incentivise local firms to develop their internal capacities and compete in voluntary standard setting activities," said the report named "Standards Development and the 5G Opportunity".
"To achieve long-term ambitions, India needs to turn around this situation by initiating specific policy interventions which targets to increase its own competitiveness vis-a-vis SEP (standard essential patent) portfolios rather than undermining those of the current 'Haves'," it added.
"The country must also inculcate and emphasise the need of imparting knowledge and skills for standards education and training. India can adequately utilise its higher educational institutions in providing greater education in the area of standardisation," said the report.
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