India-based telecom equipment maker Tejas Networks has signed an agreement with the Kerala Government to set up a Center of Excellence (COE) in the state to mentor students and startups in the state.
Tejas Networks’ COE will focus on training, skills development and mentoring of college students, young entrepreneurs and high-potential electronics startups in the state.
The company informed media persons that senior technologists from Tejas will work closely with the faculty of leading engineering institutions in the state to develop a futuristic, industry-oriented telecommunication training and certification programme.
As part of the partnership, Tejas Networks will also set up an advanced networking test-bed for cutting-edge technologies such as terabit-scale optical communications, gigabit-scale broadband access, 5G and software-defined networking. The center will be set up in the new Integrated Startup Complex in Kochi.
M. Sivasankar, Secretary IT, Government of Kerala stated that as India’s most successful deep technology product startup, Tejas is uniquely qualified to mentor high-technology entrepreneurs and startups in Kerala and help jump start the electronics industry in the state.
He expressed his joy by stating that Tejas Networks has proved that it is indeed possible to design and manufacture innovative, high-quality world-class products from India. He further stated that he was indeed impressed to see the wide range of complex electronics products that the company has developed and displayed at the center today. The agreement gives Tejas Networks the status of Kerala’s ‘telecom knowledge partner’.