C-DOT and Vodafone Idea Limited signed MoU for cooperation in the area of IoT/M2M

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Collaboration between C-DOT and Vodafone Idea to simplify IoT solution deployment and bring standardization and interoperability among devices and applications in the country using the oneM2M standard.

On the occasion of “World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD),” the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), the premier R&D center of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India,, and Vodafone Idea Limited, one of India’s major telecom operators, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on May 17, 2022.

“C-DOT has been the flagbearer of IoT/M2M standardization and has been contributing significantly to oneM2M – the global IoT/M2M standard. This partnership is an opportunity to see the oneM2M specifications in action in a diverse set of sectors and applications, from smart energy to the connected cars. Together we will explore what is next for the industry and learn more about the value oneM2M specifications could deliver. C-DOT’s indigenously developed oneM2M based Common Services Platform (CCSP) could benefit IoT industry. Collaboration with Vodafone Idea will provide great opportunity to device and application providers to deploy their solutions in the Vodafone Idea network. This platform will enable application providers to use a robust middleware framework with all necessary underlying common services to deploy a secure oneM2M compliant solution.”

Dr. RajKumar Upadhyay, Executive Director, C-DOT

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding will allow both organizations to leverage each other’s expertise in their respective domains to develop and deploy IoT/M2M solutions in India. IoT adoption has become critical for any organization’s journey toward digital transformation. However, specific operational challenges in current deployments, such as device network compatibility, over-the-air firmware upgrade, remote device configuration, security vulnerabilities, and implementation in silos with proprietary protocols, prevent businesses from reaping the scale benefits of IoT.

C-DOT and Vodafone Idea Limited have agreed to collaborate and work jointly on a non-exclusive basis to evaluate applications and devices from various solution providers against oneM2M specifications and offer joint certificates to address these challenges in IoT implementation.

“We are delighted to partner C-DOT who have strong capabilities to undertake large-scale development programs in IoT and telecommunication. We strongly believe that IoT has huge potential and as a leader in IoT, this partnership will enable IoT application and device providers to launch full-proof standardized and interoperable solutions in the market.”

According to Arvind Nevatia, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited.

As part of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,” C-DOT and Vodafone Idea Limited reaffirmed their commitment to developing indigenous capabilities for the country’s digital transformation.


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