First Phase of AP Fibre Grid Will be Ready by July

The first phase of the Fibre Grid Project in India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh is progressing as per plans and is scheduled for completion by the end of July 2016. News from India says that the ambitious project for broadband connectivity in the state has been already identified by the central authorities as a model that can be adopted…

Kerala Achieves the Status of First Digital State in India

India’s southern state of Kerala had achieved a unique status of becoming country’s first digital state by linking all villages in the state with high speed broadband networks under the scheme of BharatNet (previous National Optical Fiber Network or NOFN). Indian President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee had formally announced the achievement the state in a function to launch Digital empowerment campaign…

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TRAI Invites Comments on BharatNet Deployment

India’s telecommunication watchdog TRAI, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has issued a consultation paper on rolling out the national optical fibre network (NOFN), which has been renamed ‘BharatNet’. TRAI had issued guidelines on roll out of BharatNet on April 2015. Though the watchdog had recommended measures to roll out the network for building broadband highways for ushering in Digital India,…

Sterlite Sees Opportunities in Digital India Program

Sterlite Technologies Limited is planning for huge investment in India as part of the Digital India program, which has got a boost from the current central government in India. Sterlite has announced plans worth 3.13 to 3.9 billion US dollar investments. Sterlite is also looking for partnerships similar to the one it has signed with Ericsson to build smart cities…

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Bangladesh and India to Sign Agreement for Bandwidth Sharing

Selling bandwidth is a good business created by the emergence of new telecommunication technologies. Investors putting their capital in building telecom infrastructures get a chance to recover their investment by selling bandwidth to their customers. Bangladesh government has recently approved a proposal to sign an agreement with its neighbor India to share the bandwidth of the submarine fiber optic cable…

Fiber Optic Market Updates 2015 March 19

Fiber optic grant proposed for London’s downtown Improved access to fiber optic services and improved connectivity improves our ability to attract and retain both start-ups and growing companies, … Oclaro sampling second-generation tunable SFP+ module, targeting FTTH and wireless front-haul It also serves as a building block for emerging new applications such as fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and 4G/5G LTE wireless front-haul networks that … Vox Telecom offers 1…