Bharti Airtel, IIT Delhi to set up Centre of Excellence

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New Delhi, Oct 16 (UNI) Country's dominant mobile-phone operator Bharti Airtel Ltd and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi today announced they will set up a Telecom Centre of Excellence.

The Bharti-IIT Delhi Telecom Centre of Excellence will be established at the Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management, IIT Delhi.

''This is another major initiative by the Government to support growth of telecom sector in the country,'' IIT Delhi Director Surendra Prasad said in a statement.

The objective of the centre is to promote innovation in the telecom sector and capacity building through knowledge towards achieving Telecom Vision 2010.

The Centre will also work towards providing support to the industry in planning future telecom growth in the country and reducing the rural urban digital divide. It will promote focused R&D in the area of telecom and also work development of India specific telecom applications, the statement added.

''The telecom sector is today playing a crucial role in the development and progress of the country. We are delighted to further strengthen our partnership with IIT-Delhi through this major initiative by the DoT to develop India as a world-class telecom hub,'' Bharti Airtel Ltd President Manoj Kohli said.


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