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Monday, April 19, 2021
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C-DOT: building the citadels of “Digital India”

By Mr. Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, C-DOT

C-dot: building the citadels of “digital india”C-DOT, Centre for Development of Telematics, the premier telecom R&D centre of the Deptt. Of Telecommunications, Govt. of India has been instrumental in building the telecommunication backbone of the nation since its inception in 1984. The progenitor of the indigenous telecom revolution in the nation, C-DOT, today stands as a pioneer R&D house in the field of Telecommunications with a diverse product portfolio spanning over a wide array of technologies including Switching and Routing, Optical, Wireless, Security and other telecom software applications.

C-DOT has been in the forefront of technical innovations and cutting edge research with a pool of the talented engineers from the renowned institutes of the nation. With an earnest desire to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban India thus paving the way for “Digital Empowerment” and enabling the evolution of indigenous telecom manufacturing ecosystem in the nation, C-DOT is poised to play a pivotal role in realizing the overarching objectives envisioned in the historic missions of the Govt. viz. “Digital India” and “Make in India”.

As the telecom R&D house of the nation, C-DOT’s prime objective to align its targeted research with the missions of national development is well corroborated by our indigenously developed technologies not only meeting the highest global standards but also suited to our typically varied requirements.

C-DOT’s indigenously developed GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) technology emerged as the most cost-effective and reliable solution for buiding the network backbone for the prestigious “BharatNet” program of the Govt. connecting the 2.5 Lakh Panchayats with the provisioning of the high-speed broadband to enable the efficacious delivery of e-governance and other e-services.

C-DOT has geared itself up to dedicate its technologies to our Hon’ble PM’s dream of building “Smart Cities” and “Braodband Highways” in the nation. Our indigenously developed “Terabit Router” and “100G OTN (Optical Transport Network) Platform”, launched by Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communications and IT, stands testimony to our zealous preparedness for playing a vital role in the esteemed missions of the Govt.

Keeping in view the Hon’ble PM’s objective of achieving pan India “Digital Literacy” in the nation, C-DOT dedicated “GyanSetu” to the nation on the auspicious occasion of the launch of “Good Governance Day”, which was also applauded with a “Recognition of Excellence” Award at ITU- World Telecom 2015, Budapest, Hungary . GyanSetu is a web based platform offering the users the desired and targeted information in multi-lingual text, audio and video formats thus enabling the semi-literates, illiterates and even the specially abled avail the huge benefits of Internet thus spurring the socio-economic growth and promoting the entrepreneurship in rural areas.

C-DOT keeps itself abreast of the fast changing dynamics of the global telecom landscape and has undertaken research activities in IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine To Machine) Communications, presumed to be the future of the telecom industry.

At the outset of another glorious year , Mr. Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, C-DOT has reiterated his organisaton’s sheer commitment and utter dedication towards fulfilling the Hon’ble PM’s dream of building a “Digital India”. (source: Convergence Plus Bureau)

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