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 by other states for fiber deployment. The first phase of the project aims yo deploy 16,000 kilometers of aerial fiber optic cables. The whole project needs around 22,500 kilometers of…

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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 in Kozhikode (old Calicut). Digital empowerment campaign is launched by the central government to reduce the digital divide by the year 2020. Kerala has also the distinction of having the…

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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, it did not take off due to lack of consensus on the mode of implementation. An expert committee of the department of telecommunications (DoT) also submitted its report to the…

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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 in India. Sterlite technologies is one of the leading suppliers of optical fibers and cables worldwide while ranking at the top of fiber optic product manufacturers in India. Sterlite started…

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Fiber Optic Market Updates 2015 March 19

Fibre optic grant proposed for London’s downtown Improved access to fibre 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 TB of free data to new FTTH customers South African ISP Vox Telecom has announced that it is offering 1 TB of free data to anyone who signs up for…

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