C-DOT celebrates its 38th Foundation Day
Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), the premier Telecom R&D Centre of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India, observed its 38th Foundation Day celebrations yesterday. C-DOT has continued to organize technical workshops and seminars on contemporary themes related to the newly emerging dimensions of Telecom & ICT to mark its Foundation Day celebrations. Since the Covid pandemic is still there, C-DOT, this year organized the international technical conference in virtual mode as part of GB Meemamsi Lecture Series 2021, wherein several field experts, telecom veterans and academicians from around the world shared their insightful experiences and profound knowledge on the future Telecom technologies. The technical conference was inaugurated by Shri Anshu Prakash, Chairman, Digital Communications Commission & Secretary (Telecom), Government of India.
Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) lab launched to design/develop pan-India Integrated Alert System for effective disaster management
The event also witnessed the launch of C-DOT’s Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) lab by Chairman, Digital Communications Commission for the design, development and implementation of pan-India Integrated Alert System to be administered by NDMA for effective disaster management, public alerting & hazard notification in emergency situations.
C-DOT reaffirms its commitment towards building “Atmanirbhar Bharat” with its indigenous technological innovations
Speaking at the event, Shri Prakash exhorted the engineers to relentlessly work towards successful Proof of Concept (PoC) of C-DOT 4G LTE Core in BSNL network. He further stressed that it is a very opportune moment for the indigenous development of 5G NSA & SA by C-DOT, in the overall context of meeting the challenging communications requirements of the nation and realizing the Prime Minister’s vision of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”. Shri Deepak Chaturvedi, Member (Services), Digital Communications Commission, Government of India emphasized on the critical role of indigenous R&D in solving complex real-time problems, strengthening national networks & boosting socio-economic growth.
C-DOT's 36th Foundation Day
A two-day seminar has been organized to mark 35 years of the establishment of the Center for Development of Telematics, an autonomous organization of the Department of Telecommunications. The program was formally launched by Minister of State for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre. During this, he visited the exhibition of products related to communication and information technology and also unveiled some products prepared in C-Dot.With the help of these devices, access to communication facilities will increase in any part of the country, especially in rural and inaccessible areas. The MoU was also signed between C-Dot and the University of Edinburgh. The aim is to promote collective research in the field of communication between India and the European Union. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of State for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology said that C-DOT can play a leading role in fulfilling the resolution of Digital India. C-DOT is working as a bridge in empowering rural India through its products.
New products of C-DOT- XGS-PON, C-Sat-Fi & CiSTB launched by Minister of State for Communications Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre
Mr Dhotre said that C-Sat-Fi technology of C-DOT will empower Indian People especially in rural and remote areas as telephone and Wi-Fi facilities will be available in all corners of the country on any mobile phone. He said that the new technology will bring people in remote areas to mainstream by connecting them through satellites, where fiber is difficult to be laid and internet is not available. Speaking on the occasion, the Executive Director of C-DOT Mr Vipin Tyagi said that C-Sat-Fi (C-DOT Satellite WiFi) is based on the optimal utilization of wireless and satellite communication to extend connectivity to the unserved areas including the remote islands and difficult terrains. Besides offering the ease of deployment, the solution is ideally suited to addressing disasters and emergencies when no other means of communication are available, he added. This cost-effective solution does not require the expensive Satellite Phones and can work on any WiFi enabled phone. Similarly, C-DOT’s XGSPON (10 G Symmetrical Passive Optical Network) is an effective solution to fulfil the rapidly increasing demands of high network speeds emanating from the new dimensions of user applications like IPTV, HD Video Streaming, Online Gaming and host of other cloud based services that necessitate the seamless availability of high bandwidth. The third innovation, C-DOT’s Interoperable Set Top Box (CiSTB) will prove to be a boon to the dissatisfied customers who cannot change their Cable TV operator in view of the recurring costs of setting and installing the physical infrastructure afresh. Based on a portable smart card like a mobile SIM, this solution will revolutionize the experience of the Cable TV operators by offering them a high degree of choice, ease and convenience without having to replace the once installed STB.
India will not compromise on Telecom Security, Data Sovereignty: MOS Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre
India will not compromise on security of its telecom networks and accords high priority to data sovereignty, Minister of state for communications Sanjay Dhotre said on Monday. "I can certainly say that we will not compromise with our security (in telecom networks). Security and data sovereignty are of utmost importance," Dhotre said on the sidelines of a event organised by Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT)." Earlier, while speaking at the event, Dhotre noted that India is one of the largest data consuming nations and asked C-DOT — the telecom research and development arm of the government — to continue the momentum of indigenisation of technology and products.
Cambodia, India ink ICT deals
Two MoUs were signed with the Indian Ministry of Communications, while a MoU and a non-disclosure agreement were inked with the Centre for the Development of Telematics (C-DOT), a leading research institution in India. A separate MoU was signed between C-DOT and Telecom Cambodia, addressing the deployment of advanced telecommunications technology and wireless solutions in rural areas.
Winners for the 9th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Awards
Winners for the 9th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Awards hosted by Government of Goa announced in Goa at the Entertainment Society of Goa, Panaji. Aegis Graham Bell Awards is an initiative of Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security and Telecom as a tribute to the father of the telephony, Sir Alexander Graham Bell. The Award is organized with support of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), and Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE), Convergence India and KPMG as knowledge partner.
Successful Trial of Integrated C-DOT CAP Early Warning Platform in Odisha
The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority has carried out an experiment of sending mass disaster alert SMSes to mobile users as part of its project of Early Warning Dissemination System. Leading telecom service providers, including BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio, were roped in for sending the messages. A Common Alert Protocol solution has been developed by the Department of Telecommunication and Centre for Development of Telematics through which disaster management messages can be disseminated to the public by sending mass SMSes to all mobile subscribers in a selected geographical area and those on roaming. Pilot testing of CAP had previously been done in different States. According to OSDMA, the EWDS is being implemented in 6 districts.
Business volume of the technology will cross ₹2 lakh crore by year 2026
The 5G technology is going to sweep the world and the business volume of 5G technology will cross ₹2 lakh crore by the year 2026, said director, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) M. Soundar Kumar. Addressing the IC5GCAT'18 (International conference on 5G Communications, Applications and Technologies) at Vignan University, Mr. Soundar Kumar said that extensive research on 5G technology was yielding results and added that 5G would be the future technology. More than 100 scholars from 40 countries took part in the conference.
Only ‘Made in India’ equipment for BharatNet: Govt
The government on Sunday said that after the telecom revolution in India, the BharatNet project will be the biggest user of ‘Made in India’equipment, “ruggedised” to suit the Indian rural conditions. Both the fibre and the Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Networks (GPON) equipment are fully made in India with C-DOT (Centre for Development of Telematics technology), Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecom (DoT), told newspersons here. This is significant because the equipment is completely indigenous and has been customised so that it can work in rural environments, where there are power issues and dust is a big factor, she said.
C-DOT’s Bamboo Wi-Fi is an innovation combining the technology and nature
C-DOT has designed and developed the main Wi-Fi system supporting IEEE 802.11 b/g/n in the small form factor to house inside the bamboo stem and provision of external antenna connection for larger coverage range suitable for hotspot purpose. The bamboos are evergreen perennial flowering plants and available in abundance in South Asia especially India. In bamboo, as in other grasses, the internodal regions of the stem are usually hollow.
In the Vanguard of Change
Shri Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, C-DOT talks about the current state of Telecom in India and the “tectonic shift” for an R&D organization like C-DOT in his latest interview published in the tele.net magazine. He speaks about how keen he is to keep India as the vanguard of all the changes in Telecom R&D by focusing on research and intellectual property creation which could ultimately help in bringing out world-class telecom products from India. Finally he discusses about an interesting concept of “khadi electronics” that starts from bringing about a change in the mindsets of people about Indian products and ultimately can prove to be a game-changer for Indian R&D as well as manufacturing.
Location-based SMS alerts to warn people in vurnarable areas of impending disaster through C-DOT's CAP-EWP
C-DOT is developing World class state of art indigenous CAP compliant Early Warning Platform that will integrate all weather forecasting agencies and different Ministries with State Disaster Management Authorities to send location specific warning message over all media SMS,TV, Radio, Internet, Sirens etc without any manual intervention. NDMA and DoT Jointly leading this national level project and choose C-DOT as a Technology Partner. In 12 State Field trial is already completed.Kerala State government is already using this system rigorously for issuing location warning.
National level Integrated C-DOT Common Alerting Protocol based Early Warning Platform (CAP-EWP) used during Kerala Flood for saving precious human lives
After Telecom Revolution , Now C-DOT is making the country disaster resilient by developing National level integrated CAP-EWP for IMD, NDMA and SDMAs under the guidance of DoT. Kerala State Government using it's beta version for issuing warning/advisories to masses in Vernacular languages through SMS. Around 40 lakhs targeted mobile subscribers had received those SMSs. This Platform has been also used by J&K Government for issuing warning/Advisory SMS during Amarnath Yatra this year.
India signs MOUs with 3 UK institutions for early adoption of 5G
London, 20 June 2018. India today signed three memoranda of understanding with three top UK academic institutions to facilitate meaningful exploration and early adoption of 5G technology. The MOUs were signed between representatives of King's College, University of Surrey, University of Bristol and Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director of C-DOT, a government-owned body engaged in research and development in the field of telecommunications in India. The agreements were signed at the India House in presence of India's minister of state for communications Manoj Sinha and High Commissioner to the UK Y K Sinha
TRAI launches portal on mobile network coverage developed by C-DOT
TRAI has collaborated with C-DOT for implementing the mobile network coverage portal which will enable consumers to make more informed decisions while selecting their service provider. The portal is developed using coverage data provided by different telcos, which will be updated on regular basis.
Department of Telecom assigns mobile tracking project to C-DOT
The Department of Telecom has assigned the mobile phone tracking project, aimed at bringing down counterfeit cellphones and discouraging theft, to the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT). C-DOT will have to develop and implement the project which is named Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR). The CEIR system will block all services on stolen or lost mobile phones on any network even if the SIM card is removed or IMEI number of the handset is changed.
C-DOT celebrates its 34th Foundation Day
The Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha has called upon C-DOT, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) to innovate and develop Telecom products at reasonable costs for exporting to SAARC countries and other developing regions of the world. In a message on the occasion for 34th Foundation Day celebrations of C-DOT, he said that the premier Telecom R&D center of the Government of India, can develop products having far reaching impact in the areas of Agriculture, Education and Health care. Referring to the launch of C-DOT’s latest innovation, “WiDHWAN”, Shri Sinha said that, it has been exclusively designed to cater to the recurring call drop issues in no-signal and low-signal network scenarios in places such as offices and homes. He also congratulated C-DOT for regularly organizing lecture series on its foundation day, attracting national and international talents from the fields of IT and Engineering to brain storm on the future challenges facing the sector.
You can now purchase Wi-Fi data for just Rs 10 from kirana store owners
Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) in India has developed a low-cost Public Data Office (PDO) to help meet end to end connectivity solutions in the country. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had mandated C-DoT to create a PDO system to improve Wi-Fi data hotspots and improve connectivity in smaller pockets of the country. The new solution created is priced under Rs 50,000 and therefore affordable for small scale retail vendors in the country.
C-DOT develops CCSP to make smart cities more efficient, economical and future proof
C-DOT has developed CCSP(C-DOT Common Service Platform), the oneM2M standards compliant common service platform which can be deployed on any off-the-shelf generic server platforms or cloud infrastructure. The business application providers can deploy their oneM2M compliant applications in either co-located infrastructure or on any public or private cloud.
Minister launched 3 new products developed by C-DOT on its Foundation Day
Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha congratulated C-DOT for GPON technology and expressed the hope that by March, 2017, one lakh Gram Panchayats (GPs) will be connected through Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) to set up a network infrastructure to serve the rural masses. The Minister also launched three new Products developed by C-DOT on the occasion- WDM PON (WDAN) and Samvad App.
C-DOT gets Applause for its Product Gyansetu at ITU World Telecom Event at Budapest
The premier telecom technology R&D Centre of Government of India under Department of Telecom, Ministry of Communication and IT, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) has once again got a unique recognition at the International level as its product Gyansetu being adjudged the best product capable enough to bridge the gaps in connectivity and meaningful communication dissemination at the vast rural part of the country. It is a matter of great pride for the entire C-Dot team that GyanSetu, an innovative product for rural India, received Recognition of Excellence Award at the ITU World Telecom 2015 event. The product was launched by Honorable Minister of MoC&IT, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad on ‘Good Governance Day’ last year in New Delhi, India.
C-DOT to Launch Broadband Products
C-DOT, the premier R&D institute of the Department of Telecommunications, Govt. of India, has developed indigenous technologies attuned to the sensitive needs of Indian landscape aim at the digital convergence of rural and urban India with a vast potential for building the citadels of “Digital India”. The following 4 products are to launched by Hon’ble Minister of Communication & IT, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on 6th July the Digital India week as observed during 1-7 July 2015. 1. Long Distance Wi-Fi System 2. Solar Powered Wi-Fi System 3. 100Gbps OFC Link 4. C-DOT Next Generation Network in MTNL Network