May 12, 2022

Launch of a new R&D center in Queensland – OpenGov Asia

The Center for the Development of Telematics (C-DOT) and the Center for the Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in the fields of telecommunications and information technology. information and communication technology (ICT) to stimulate technological design and development.

According to a press release, the MoU was signed during SemiconIndia 2022 and is expected to help the organizations leverage their respective strengths in their respective technology areas. C-DOT and C-DAC have agreed to collaborate on activities in 4G/5G services, broadband, IoT/M2M, packet core and computing. Both parties will also sign specific project agreements as needed to list specific roles and responsibilities.

C-DOT is a premier telecommunications research and development organization under the Department of Communications. It conducts advanced research and development in narrowband and broadband switching and transmission networks, terrestrial radio systems, satellite systems, optical communication equipment, network protocols, advanced security and network management systems.

C-DAC is a leading institute for the design, development and deployment of electronics and ICT technologies and applications for socio-economic progress. It aims to push the frontiers of ICT in the country and evolve technological solutions, architectures, systems and standards for India-specific problems. It quickly and effectively disseminates digital knowledge by overcoming language barriers through advanced technologies, sharing IT experience and expertise, fostering digital inclusion and utilizing generated intellectual property by converting it into business opportunities. .

An official said C-DOT is keen to align its indigenous R&D efforts with those of C-DAC to achieve overarching national development goals. Both C-DOT and C-DAC are leaders in their respective fields and this MoU will foster close cooperation and develop cutting-edge technologies. The deal will strengthen and secure national networks, boost seamless connectivity and deploy advanced technology applications to empower India. During the event, C-DOT and C-DAC reiterated their commitment to building local capacity for the country’s digital transformation.

Earlier this year, government officials announced that spectrum auctions would be conducted very soon and that next-generation 5G services should start before the end of the year. A February survey claimed that India is the world’s third largest 5G smartphone market with 7% of global 5G shipments, shipping 10 million units at an ASP (average point of sale) of $401 in Q3 2021.

Last month, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) invited participants to the 5G Vertical Engagement and Partnership Program (VEPP), which aims to foster strong collaborative partnerships among stakeholders across the business case ecosystem. 5G use and to meet the needs of the vertical industry. To multiply 5G opportunities in the field, the center has created an inter-ministerial committee that includes representatives from the ministries of electronics and information technology, science, agriculture, health, urban affairs, education, electricity, mines, commerce, ports, railways, heavy goods vehicles. industry, road transport and tourism. The committee will facilitate cooperative efforts among stakeholders.

As OpenGov Asia reported, VEPP targets industry verticals that have the potential to be testing/breeding grounds for innovative 5G use cases. Through expressions of interest, the program aims to stimulate collaborations between vertical users and 5G technology players, including service providers, solution providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). ) partners. The government expects this to trigger a multiplier effect, which will change 5G digital solutions in vertical economic sectors.