I am happy to note the efforts of Academia and Industry for developing technologies in Public Private Partnership model through Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOEs). It is notable that TCOEs strategy has been to undertake industry driven research through a competitive process. These Centres have now opened up its research platform to all the stakeholders of ICT sector. It surely has the potential of providing the right impetus to Hon'ble Prime Minister's Make in India' and 'Digital India' vision.

I am hopeful that the TCOEs will emerge as effective Centres with superior intellectual mass for innovations and promoting entrepreneurship to meet the technological challenges faced by the sector. I urge the ICT industry including telecom sector to take full advantage of this platform to come out with innovative products and services to make the Indian Telecommunication sector as one of the most advanced and affordable in the world.

I wish TCOEs all the very best to bring in a R&D revolution in the country.

(JS Deepak)
Secretary (Telecom),Department of Telecommunications
& Chairman,TCOE India General Body

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