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TEMA Congratulates C-DOT for developing the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) Technology

Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association (TEMA) today congratulated the Center for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) for developing the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) Technology.

“The indigenously developed GPON technology vindicates TEMA’s stand about the capabilities of Indian Research & Development and local manufacturing by Indian organizations. C-DOT has showcased its muscle in the field of R&D in the telecommunication arena, “ said Ashok K. Aggarwal, Honorary Director General, Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association.

GPON technology, which is pivotal component for broadband connectivity over optical fibre, has already become operational in the BSNL Network at Ajmer, Rajasthan.

“With the transfer of GPON technology to Indian telecommunications manufactures in the public and private domain, not only C-DOT, but Indian Telecommunication Equipment Manufactures’ will further get the much needed encouragement and commitment by the Government of India, “ added Mr. Aggarwal.

The C-DOT’s technology, GPON is being targeted at fibre expansion in the country, which is expected to address the much need requirements of making the national programmes such as National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) and State-Wide-Area-Network (SWAN) connected across rural and remote areas a reality.

TEMA is of the view that GPON technology will help the country in providing a future proof broadband solution to village panchayats and take benefits of e-Education, e-Governence, e-Commerce and e-Medicine.

About TEMA

Established in 1990, Telecom Equipment Manufacturers' Association of India (TEMA) is recognized by the Government of India as the National Apex body to represent telecom Technology Providers, Global and Indian, Private and Government owned companies.

TEMA plays the critical role of advising the government and influencing decisions relating to Indian telecom industry. TEMA also enjoys the privilege of proposing names of technical experts from the industry to various telecom committees of the Government of India and major national industry associations for valuable contributions at every stage of the evolving telecom manufacturing sector in the country. TEMA has membership of more than 150 members.