Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) Limited and Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for cooperation of LTE/LTE-A/4G technology based wireless communication systems that will provide networks of the upcoming technologies to different telecom service providers in the country and also address business opportunities globally.
As part of the collaboration, ITI Limited and CDoT will create ‘Make in India’ stack for the upcoming 4G and 5G opportunities in India. ITI Limited will productionise the 4G upgradeable to 5G radio access network (RAN) and related equipment in line with government’s initiative of ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’. Additionally, ITI Limited will also explore supplying the C-DOT LTE RAN/eNodeB systems to market opportunities in public sector undertakings (PSU), railways, defence, export markets, and so on.
Commenting on the collaboration, D Venkateswarlu, chairman and managing director (CMD), ITI Limited, said, “C-DOT has been a traditional technology partner and ITI Limited is delighted to join with C-DOT to manufacture indigenous 4G telecom products that will cater to the needs of the demanding customers. ITI Limited has outstanding manufacturing capabilities and I am glad C-DOT is leveraging our strengths to further enhance the indigenous manufacturing capabilities within the country. Both ITI Limited and C-DOT are leaders in their respective areas, and this MoU will bring great synergy between the two organisations and leverage each other’s strengths to develop world-class telecom products.”
Meanwhile, Daniel Jebaraj, director, C-DOT, said, “The partnership between ITI Limited and C-DOT in areas of 4G technology will be a positive step towards meeting the telecom requirements of the country. C-DOT is a top-notch research and development (R&D) centre of the country and ITI Limited is a reliable telecom manufacturer of the country which makes us natural partners to supply to BSNL and other customers in India. The collaboration will establish a robust working partnership for coordination and resource sharing.”
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