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DoT Joins Hands With ITI And BSNL Under USOF

The ministry stated that DoT, BSNL and ITI Limited will be funding four pilot projects each of around Rs 10 crore enabling the development and hardening of these technologies in the telecom sector in rural and remote areas

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The Department of Telecommunications(DoT), on Friday has signed an agreement with Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) Limited and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to fund the pilot projects of E-band, LTE indigenous technologies.  

The ministry stated that DoT, BSNL and ITI Limited will be funding four pilot projects each of around Rs 10 crore enabling the development and hardening of these technologies in the telecom sector in rural and remote areas.

Along with the funding, the integration of 4G/5G prototypes with C-DoT core will also be provided, it added. 

The Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), under its program for Induction of new technological developments is the indigenous companies: Astrome technologies, Lekha Wireless Solutions, Resonous Technologies, Signaltron would be executing these projects in partnership with C-DoT and DoT PSUs BSNL and ITI.


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