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The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) is the Telecom Technology development centre of the Government of India. It was established in August 1984 as an autonomous body. It was vested with full authority and total flexibility to develop state-of-the-art telecommunication technology to meet the needs of the Indian telecommunication network. The key objective was to build a centre for excellence in the area of telecom technology.

In the initial years, C-DOT triggered a telecom revolution in the rural India that was responsible for all-round socio-economic development. Rural India gained access to a whole new world of opportunities as they got connected globally. As part of its development process, C-DOT has spawned a wide base of equipment manufacturers and component vendors for the industry. The state-of-the-art R&D facilities at its Delhi and Bangalore campuses are comparable with the best in the world.

Within a very short span of time, telecom switching products ideally suited to Indian conditions started revolutionizing rural telecommunication in India in the form of small Rural Automatic Exchanges (RAXs) and medium size switches as SBMs for towns. This was followed by induction of higher capacity digital switches known as Main Automatic Exchanges (MAXs). C-DOT technology spread across the length and breadth of the country through its licensed manufacturers with very strong technology transfer methodology.

Nearly 50% of present fixed line infrastructure, after allowing MNCs entry into the Telecom Market is from C-DOT technology and that in itself is a testimony to the Centre achieving its objectives fully. That C-DOT engineers have been striving to add value through regular up gradation to the fixed line infrastructure is a tribute to the commitment of C-DOTians to the original cause.

Beginning the journey with digital switching systems, C-DOT has transversed the complex Telecom landscape, developing products in the area of optical, satellite and wireless communication from circuit switching technology of yester years, C-DOT has proven its expertise in ATM and Next Generation Networks. From a purely hardware development Centre it has diversified into development of Telecom software solutions like IN, NMS, Data Clearing House etc. and has journeyed from a protected environment of closed market to an open and competitive market.

While developing the RAX/MAX digital switches, C-DOT also evolved processes and procedures for manufacturing the switches in the Indian Telecom Factories and facilitated setting up of a strong Indian Manufacturing and quality vendor base. Comprehensive methods for transfer of the Digital Switching Technology were evolved for smooth transfer of the R&D products. C-DOTís pool of talented engineers are sought after by many Telecom companies, including MNCs for the valuable expertise they gain by working on cutting edge technologies in the state-of-art laboratories of C-DOT. Over the years, C-DOT has come to be looked upon as a Centre of Excellence in Telecom; projects of National importance, such as Central Monitoring Systems for Telecom Security, are entrusted to C-DOT, by the Indian Government.

C-DOT has evolved, from a single mission oriented organization to an R&D centre, working on several important, cutting edge technologies. And, with the support it has been receiving from the Government, especially in Projects of National Importance, the Centre will strive to maintain its National relevance.
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