TELECOM CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE (TCOEs)

TELECOM CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE (TCOEs)

The Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOEs) were established in 2007-08 as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) bringing together Academic Institutions, Telecom Industry and Government with the objective of creating an eco-system for sustainable growth of telecom sector in the country. TCOEs encourage collaboration between Entrepreneurs, Industry, VC with academic and Government R&D institutions. TCOEs created a platform for Government, Industry & Academia to come together and work in synergistic manner to position India as a global Telecom Leader in terms of Innovation, New Technologies, IPR Generation leading to global standards, Policy Advocacy and Entrepreneurship. TCOE India is not for profit Society for providing coordination and support to all TCOEs with individual TCOE as core members.

THE NEED

  • To build a robust ecosystem for R&D, IPR, Standardization and Product development
  • Enabling environment for industry driven research
  • Innovative technology & applications
  • Influencing ICT Standards
  • Think Tank for Policy, Regulation, Business Model & Technology adaptation

VISION OF TCOE INDIA

Enable all Indians benefit from telecom technology for improving their quality of life; and Strive to make India a leader in telecom over the next decade.

MISSION OF TCOE INDIA

Create synergy amongst academia, telecom industry and government for creation of new services/applications, generation of IPR, development of manufacturing capability, global telecom standardization activities, and promotion of entrepreneurship. Address technological and managerial challenges faced by Indian Industry in reaching all sections of society through affordable solutions, providing world class services, and having global presence.

MISSION OF TCOE INDIA?

OBJECTIVES:

  • Application oriented Telecom R &D and Innovation jointly with the Industry
  • Capacity building through "Training the Trainers" & "Entrepreneurship Development"
  • Think Tank activities for Policy Advocacy towards Governance & Regulation of Telecom Sector
  • Influencing Global Standards to cater to Indian needs

ESTABLISHMENT OF TELECOM CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

TCOEs got the much needed impetus with signing of tri-partite Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) amongst Department of Telecom (Govt. of India), participating Institutes and Principal Sponsors from the Industry. TCOEs are an example of Government, Academia & Industry working together for sustained growth of telecom sector.

S No

Name of TCOE

Academic Institute

Principal Sponsor

1.

IIMA IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence (IITCOE)

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

IDEA Cellular Ltd.

2.

Vodafone IIT KGP Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications  (VICET)

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Vodafone India Ltd.

3.

Reliance IITM Centre of Excellence (RITCOE)

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Reliance Communications Ltd.

4.

Aircel IISc Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications (AIIScCET)

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Aircel Ltd.

5.

Airtel IIT Delhi Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications (AICET)

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Bharti Airtel Ltd.

6.

BSNL IITK Telecom Centre of Excellence (BITCOE)

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

7.

Tata Teleservices IITB Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications  (TICET)

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Tata Teleservices Ltd.

8.

RailTel IIT Roorkee Centre of Excellence in Telecom (RICET)

Indian Institute of  Technology Roorkee

RailTel India Corporation Ltd.

New Initiatives:

Innovation in Mobile app Development Ecosystem (I-MADE)

I-MADE program is an initiative by TCOE India with support of venture capitalist. It substantially relieves an institution from the financial pressure of developing a mobile solution for students, faculty and staff. I-MADE is accepting a limited number of applicants to its flagship program, successful recipients will be able to provide their end users cutting edge apps such Push Notification, News, Admissions, Directory, Important numbers, Announcement, Date Sheet, Courses, and more. This program will cover software licensing, hosting and support costs of the mobile app development platform for selected participating institutes spread over 5 years. For more information: http://i-made.in/

Telecom Entrepreneurs Square (Ten Square):

TCOE India proposes to set up an Incubation centre inside TCOE India with C-DoT support to be named Telecom Entrepreneurs Square (TEN Square). Initially TCOE India will provide co-working space, Lab & infrastructure, financing through VC/Angel/ Government schemes and most important mentoring support to selected Entrepreneurs/Start-ups.

Achievements as on 31.03.2016

1

Proof- Of- Concept of different Technologies approved by Sponsors

40

(H/W= 7, Appln= 33)

- Out of 89 Ongoing projects

2

IPRs & Patents

14 + 20

- Including 6 US Patents

3

Research Papers in aid of Policy/Management Decisions

41

- Published in TCOE & IIMA website

4

Technology launched in Operator Network

05

a) Digital Kisan Mandi -BSNL + IIT K

b) Auto Customer Acquisition Form - RCom.+ IIT M

c) Mobile Social Networking Platform - TTL + IIT B

d) Network Opex Optimization - TTL + IIT B

e) Unlicensed Band Radio (UBR) -TTL + IIT B

- launched in Haryana & Odisha

- Being Commercialised

- launched in TTL's network

- 10-15% Opex Saving demonstrated

- Low cost Wi-Fi + multiple usage

5

Products being manufactured

02

a) Variable Phase Power Plant for Rural BTS- M/S VMC+IITK

b) Unlicensed Band Radio (UBR)- M/S Primatel + IIT B

M/S

- 25% reduction in Genset running

- Low Cost, High Perf., 1000 Links ops

6

Simulators

02

a) Powering Cellular Base Station- IIT M

b) Broadband Wireless Simulator- CEWiT+IITM+IITKgp+IITB+IITK

- For Power Management

- For testing 4G, LTE Technologies

7

IPv6 Consultancy & Training

IIT Kanpur

- Undertaken at BSNL & MHA

8

Entrepreneurship

04

(IITM: 2, IITB: 2)

-Panchsheel Research Pvt. Ltd. & DSP Works Ltd. incubated from IIT B in '13

Open Feedback Form
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.