Ans. Initially, Telco’s provided a major share, 90%, of the funding to TCOEs. As co-chair of the TCOE Core Group they were in a position to steer TCOE’s projects and work towards the areas of their immediate concerns and long term needs. With the constitution of the central Steering Committee under the new Project management framework, the respective Telco’s will continue to be associated as the sponsors for the TCOE’s and also fund projects at the other TCOE’s. TCOE’s capabilities are further being opened up to the entire ICT ecosystem to benefit and lead India to the path of Make in India and Digital India and Telco’s will provide their infrastructure and network for testing and validation of new technologies.