Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) in close
cooperation with BSNL, celebrated the completion of 25 years of
India’s first C-DOT RAX at Kittur, Karnataka and its
up-gradation to MAX-NG for NGN services.
The function was held simultaneously at C-DOT Centers - Delhi,
Bangalore and Kittur. Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister on
PIII in Delhi with C-DOT’s Executive Director V.V.R. Sastry
chaired the function in Delhi. Vipin Tyagi, Director C-DOT & P.
Raghavan, CGM-BSNL Karnataka chaired the event at Bengaluru. The
event at Kittur was chaired by Jayant Bhatnagar, Director C-DOT and
B. Krishna Sarma, GMTD BSNL for Begaum/Hubli.
The upgradation of MAX-NG would be implemented through BSNL
network across the country within 2-3 years. NGN refers to an all
Internet Protocol (IP) network which gives great operational
advantages to the operators and subscribers alike. The upgradation
program will bring VoIP and other broadband services to the aging
fixed line infrastructure, comprising of its MAX/RAX switches.
C-DOT has also developed NGN, GPON which will build broadband pipes
to homes, SOHO's and multi-dwelling units
“The first phase of the telecom revolution has ended. We
have 900 million phones. The second part of the telecom revolution
is about to begin. This includes broadband networks connecting
250,000 Panchayats via optical fibre -- it is about transforming
education, health, governance and the delivery of public services.
This phase is going to be much bigger,” said Pitroda.
V.V.R. Sastry, Executive Director, C-DOT said, “It is a
remarkable moment for all of us at C-DOT, when we celebrate the
glorious 25 years since our first center at Kittur was established
and brought smiles for the rural parts of our country. The MAX-NG
programme will breathe fresh life into the fixed line
infrastructure and bring to people of NER, VoIP and Broadband
services, giving a fillip to business in Rural India.”