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  • 06 September, 2021

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  • The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) is an Indian Government owned telecommunications technology development centre.
  • It was established in 1984 by Sam Pitroda with initial mandate of designing and developing digital exchanges.
  • C-DOT has expanded to develop intelligent computer software applications.
  • It has offices in Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata.
  • It is one of the few government organisations in India which have been appraised at Maturity Level 5 of CMMI-DEV v1.3.
  • In February 2014, United Telecoms Limited the technology licensee of CDOT had won GPON order from BBNL to a value of Rs 1000 Cr approximately. This is the biggest win by any CDOT partner in global competitive bidding in recent years.
  • For the same project National Optical Fibre Network (now BharatNet Project), C-DOT won the NMS tender. CDOT has contributed significantly in telecom sector and it is known as temple of technology in India.
  • Presently CDOT is implementing Common Alert Protocol for India by developing Location based Integrated Disaster Early Warning System for National Disaster Management Authority.
  • In this project, Forecasting agencies like IMD, CWC, INCOIS, GSI, SASE and national to state level disaster management authorities in a common platform for dissemination of early warnings for cyclone, flood, thunderstorms, sandstorm, tsunami, landslides and Avalanche to public over multiple media like mobile, internet, TV, radio, social media etc.
  • With completion of the project, we will not only save precious human lives but it will also take make the country Disaster resilient.

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