New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) has signed an agreement with Galore Networks for the collaborative development of end-to-end 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) products and solutions, the Ministry of Communications said on Friday.
The ministry said in a statement that C-DOT is keen on building robust partnerships with various stakeholders of the indigenous 5G ecosystem including local industry and start-ups.
C-DOT has continued to lay great emphasis on evolving a well-coordinated collaborative framework that supports multiple 5G partners for healthy competition amongst key 5G players in an output-driven and target-oriented environment, it said.
In furtherance of its endeavour to boost indigenous development of 5G, C-DOT and Galore Networks have signed an agreement for collaborative development of end-to-end 5G RAN products & solutions, the ministry said.
The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) is the premier R&D centre of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India. C-DOT has indigenously designed and developed various cutting-edge Telecom technologies spanning Optical, Switching & Routing, Wireless, Security and host of Telecom Software applications. C-DOT has developed its indigenous 4G solution and is keenly working in the area of 5G.
Galore Networks, established in 2013 and headquartered in Bengaluru, is developing carrier-grade products and services for global communication service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure and vertical market segments. Galore Networks offers end-to-end solutions that are centred on complex cutting-edge technology platforms like 5G, IoT, Cloud/NFV -SDN and legacy network products ranging from 2G-3G & 4G.
This collaborative approach based on achieving synergy and harmony amongst multiple ecosystem partners will facilitate the evolution of mutually productive and sustainable alliances. This will act as a catalyst resulting into indigenous design, development, manufacturing and deployment of cost-effective 5G products and solutions.
This will bring the technical competencies and complementary strengths of Indian R&D and industry on a single unified platform leading to the creation of indigenous Intellectual Property (IP) assets that can generate new avenues for wider reach and commercialization of home-grown technologies at the global level.
Speaking at the agreement-signing ceremony, Rajkumar Upadhyay, Executive Director, C-DOT, highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of "Gati Shakti" and "Atmanirbhar Bharat" in emphasizing the underlying potential of India's great technological prowess that manifests itself in various path-breaking initiatives of local R&D, industry and startups.
He underscored the key importance of achieving synergy amongst various participants of the technology ecosystem to spur novel innovation and competitive spirit leading to the development of holistic indigenous solutions in an expeditious manner.
Upadhyay posed great confidence and trust into these emerging partnerships between R&D and industry in enabling the proliferation of indigenous 5G across every nook and corner of the country. He further remarked that effective collaborative engagements will unlock the vast potential for Indian products and solutions in the international market.
Balaji Kulothungan, Director (MD), Galore Networks, said, "Galore is excited to collaborate with C-DOT to offer its entire suite of commercially field-deployable 4G/5G NSA & SA Macro/Micro Base-station integrated with C-DOT 4G/5G NSA & SA Next-Generation Core."
"This is truly an "Atmanirbhar" moment for the Indian telecom industry. We will work together with C-DOT to develop 5G products for Indian & Global Tier-1 telecom operators, critical networks, and private networks. This collaboration acts as a catalyst to indigenous companies like Galore to propel them into the orbit of Global telecom OEMs. India's moment for going global with indigenous telecom products has arrived and the Indian economy will soon bear the fruit of success in the near future, Kulothungan said. (ANI)