C DOT (Center for Development of Telematics)

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C- DOT (Center for Development of Telematics) was set up in August 1984 by the government of India. The Center for Development of Telematics is an autonomous body and is the center for the development of telecom technology.

C- DOT has been given total flexibility and full authority to develop telecommunication technology of a world-class standard that will meet the telecommunication network needs of India. The main objective in setting up Center for Development of Telematics was to have an excellence center in the telecom technology area. The initial work of C- DOT in 1984 was to design and develop exchanges that are digital and also to encourage their manufacture on a large scale by the Indian industry. The scope of work of C-DOT was increased in the later period as it was given the charge of developing transmission equipment in 1989. C- DOT (Center for Development of Telematics) has offices in New Delhi, Kolkata, and Bangalore.

The product portfolio of C- DOT (Center for Development of Telematics) consists of intelligent network solutions, products of access network, WDM & SDH technologies, support operation systems, management network systems, communication satellite systems, voice IP solutions, and switching digital systems. C- DOT (Center for Development of Telematics) has a 3-tier management structure, which includes the Steering Committee, the Governing Council, and the Project Board.

The various objectives of C- DOT (Center for Development of Telematics) are to provide solutions for the future as well as current telecommunication requirements and also to converge networks that include those that are required for village applications. Further the various objectives of C-DOT are that it would work on services and products that are telecom technology based and built joint alliances and partnerships with telcos, solution providers, industry, and various other development organizations so as to offer solutions that are cost effective.

C- DOT (Center for Development of Telematics) objectives includes that it would support service providers and telcos and help them to introduce new features, services, and technologies by the maximum utilization of the networks that have been installed. C-DOT has world-class standard infrastructure that includes R&D center and labs, employing around 907 people. The various achievements of C- DOT (Center for Development of Telematics) are that it has deployed telecom equipment worth around Rs.7500 crore, has made significant royalty and technology transfer earnings, and has solutions, technologies, and products of a wide range.

C- DOT (Center for Development of Telematics) achievements are that it has set up the process for the transfer of technology that is used for the purpose of production by multiple manufacturers, created a huge supply of technical manpower in the sector of telecom, and has done the development of technology with very low amount of capital investment. C- DOT (Center for Development of Telematics) has transferred various technologies to the manufacturers such as SBM RAX, NSE, IVRS, DSS MAX, 265P RAX, HDSL Modem, TDMA- PMP, and Enhanced IVRS (EVC).

C- DOT (Center for Development of Telematics) thus, has been able to fulfill its objectives by manufacturing and transferring telecommunication technology to the manufacturers. Thus in the future also the Center for Development of Telematics must continue to make efforts to develop high standard telecommunication technology for this will help the country to grow and prosper.