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C-DOT set to herald an internet revolution in India

21 April 2017

The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) has developed C-DOT Common Service Platform (CCSP), a oneM2M standards compliant common service platform, which can be deployed on any off-the-shelf generic server platforms or cloud infrastructure.

CCSP will help make smart cities more efficient, economical and future proof. Business application providers can deploy their oneM2M compliant applications in either co-located infrastructure or on any public or private cloud.

Like the PCO revolution of the 1980s, C-DOT's PDO is ready to bring yet another telecom revolution by taking internet connectivity to every nook and corner of the country.

The PDO revolution will help boost connectivity in smart cities where communication and information technology will be the deciding factors for success.

''A network of wireless sensors, a reliable public communication infrastructure and innovative applications working on big data and analytics will help us realise smart cities. Innovative local solutions will have to be found for local problems. Though this offers great opportunities to industry, including, MSMEs and start-ups,'' an official release stated.

''The adoption of standards will ensure that solution developers do not reinvent the wheel but devote their energies to the actual building of product and on innovations. Further, the interoperability will be another dividend of a standards based approach.

''Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), the Indian telecom Standards Development Organisation (SDO) and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), an established and highly respected, 29-year-old telecom SDO, have joined hands to unroll a collaboration project on ICT standardisation in an endeavour of creating awareness about telecom standards and promoting their wider adoption.

Recognising C-DOT's R&D strengths, an India-European Union project called 'India-EU Cooperation on ICT-Related Standardisation, Policy and Legislation' is organising a workshop on ''Future proof smart cities with a common service layer: a standards driven approach'' at C-DOT campus at Mehrauli, New Delhi on 21 April 2017.  Some of the global smart cities will be sharing the standards driven approach they have adopted for building smart cities in their countries.

The workshop aims to provide a platform where foreign and Indian experts from IoT and M2M forums, academia, R&D, industry and senior officials from ministries of communications, urban development and electronics and information technology and cities named in Indian Smart Cities project can interact to share knowledge and experiences.

It is also planned to enrich the interaction by inviting city councillors from Europe and Korea who have actually implemented smart city projects in their respective cities.

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