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C-DOT felicitated with Voice & Data Excellence award at 21st edition of Telecom Leadership Forum

CCSP - CDOT’s Common Service Platform declared winner in category of Indigenous Technology Innovation

Posted On: 24 MAR 2022 3:16PM by PIB Delhi

Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), the premier Telecom R&D centre of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India has been felicitated at 21st edition of Telecom Leadership Forum, a conference on “Era of Convergence” organized by VOICE & DATA in a virtual ceremony on 22nd March, 2022 for its indigenously designed & developed standardized “C-DOT Common Service Platform (CCSP) based on oneM2M standard for IoT applications”. The virtual conference was attended by eminent leaders from the Government and Industry who shared their vision, thoughts and insights on transformation of India’s telecom ecosystem.

Today’s IoT solutions are Vertical Centric and thus tightly coupled and not interoperable. The real value of these IoT ecosystem comes from interoperability and sharing of data amongst various divergent applications. Billions of devices (Sensors, actuators, gateways, etc.) are going to be installed in order to make our cities, villages and industries smarter. To reduce both the CAPEX and OPEX of IoT/M2M applications inter-operability of standardized platforms is necessary.

CCSP - CDOT’s Common Service Platform – A oneM2M based software platform offers a standard based approach to develop and deploy solutions in IoT/M2M.  CCSP provides the horizontal Common Service Layer for the IoT applications of various domains.  CCSP can support multiple industry-specific use cases on the same horizontal platform. CCSP sits between applications and data processing & communication hardware.

CCSP enables the development of standardized applications with ease, thereby significantly reducing the application development time and deployment lifecycle. CCSP is agnostic to the underlying hardware, Operating Systems or connectivity technologies and enables secured data sharing between divergent applications using standards based interfaces.

Non-standardized proprietary solutions in Smart Cities have locked them into proprietary ecosystems. This limits technology choice and increases costs. Vertical rollouts, where each IoT use case is propped up in a dedicated silo or use case-specific data exchange mechanism and single-use devices, do not scale.

Cities have to reorient towards greater cross domain synergies. For this, it is essential that networks, devices and data are used for more than one purpose. Other functions like device management, security and communication management if shared by multiple IoT applications, makes it more robust and cost efficient.

Along with the CCSP platform, C-DOT has also developed various oneM2M based solutions and also assisted industry partners in the development of oneM2M compliant solutions.

By implementing oneM2M based IoT solutions along with CCSP, cities will be able to mix and match solutions from multiple vendors. This will create opportunities for start-ups and indigenous solutions developers. C-DoT is supporting startups in this effort to make applications and devices OneM2M compliant.

Smart Cities are one of the biggest users of machine to machine and Internet of Things (M2M/IoT) applications. Applications inclusive of but not limited to Smart Homes, Intelligent Transportation System, Smart Parking, Smart Street Lighting, Solid Waste Management System are all examples of M2M/IoT use cases - very essential components in a Smart City. The Global thrust towards making cities smarter has also been a huge boost for the M2M/IoT industry. The Smart Cities Mission of Ministry of Housing & Urban affairs, Government of India also backs standard complaint M2M/IoT solutions for its goal towards sustainable smart cities. C-DOTs indigenously designed common service platform (CCSP) being a national standard based IOT platform provides right fillip for realizing Govts Smart cities mission.

Dr. Rajkumar Upadhyay, Executive Director, C-DOT & Chairman, C-DOT Project Board appreciated the efforts of young engineers and technology leaders of C-DOT who have been relentlessly innovating to realize the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.



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