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‘C-DOT Can Help In Reducing India’s Dependence On Import Of Telecom Equipments’

C-DOT can emerge as a leading digital infrastructure provider as it has both deep capabilities and enormous talents to achieve the same

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Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecom, has that at present 70 to 80 per cent of telecom equipment is imported in India and Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) can play an important role in bringing down this huge import bill by developing cutting edge telecom products in the country through schemes like Design in India, Make in India or Digital India.

Speaking on the occasion for 34th Foundation Day celebrations of C-DOT, she said that in view of the current government’s huge thrust on accelerating digitization as the only way forward for India, C-DOT can emerge as a leading digital infrastructure provider as it has both deep capabilities and enormous talents to achieve the same.

The Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha has called upon C-DOT to innovate and develop Telecom products at reasonable costs for exporting to SAARC countries and other developing regions of the world.

He said that the premier Telecom R&D center of the Indian government, can develop products having far reaching impact in the areas of agriculture, education and health care.

The Minister said that in an era of Machine to Machine (M2M) communications, Internet of Things, 5G, cognitive learning and hyper speed networks, C-DOT has to play an important role in developing state of the art telecom infrastructure at affordable rate for the common man.

Referring to the launch of C-DOT’s latest innovation, “WiDHWAN”, 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.


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