Qualcomm Technologies and C-DOT partner to augment growth of indigenous telecom products | Autocar Professional


The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) has announced plans to partner with Qualcomm Technologies to support India-based developers and start-ups working on innovative products and use cases. 

The Centre for Development of Telematics is a public funded research institution focused on telecom technology by the Government of India. This announcement was made at the just concluded Mobile World  Congress 2024 in Barcelona,  Spain. 

Qualcomm Technologies will support C-DOT  with expertise and best practices, state-of-the-art technology, intellectual property training and tools, for enabling Indian startups, academia, and OEMs, and fast tracking the development and commercialisation of indigenous telecom products utilising Qualcomm wireless solutions and technologies.

Through this collaboration, C-DOT and Qualcomm Technologies will work towards the following broad objectives of facilitating access for startups, OEMs and academia with foundational chip technologies. 

It will also augment the pace of commercialisation and business development of Indian startups engaged in building indigenous telecom products and solutions.

“This initiative is in reaffirmation of Prime Minister’s commitment to the government’s Design in India and Make in India vision, recognising the potential of homegrown startups to drive groundbreaking innovations and propel India’s leadership in the telecom landscape,” said Dr Neeraj Mittal, Chairman, Digital Communications Commission and Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications (MoC). 

Dr Rajkumar Upadhyay, CEO, C-DOT, said, “Our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies will help transition us to an era where innovation thrives, unlocking the vast potential of Indian R&D, accelerating the commercialisation of new products and use cases and fostering a vibrant ecosystem of startups.”

“With the government’s push for Design in India coupled with growing adoption of 5G and on device-AI, we see greater scope for innovations,” said Savi Soin, Senior Vice President, and President of Qualcomm India. 

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