Ericsson fiber technology is connecting homes in India for the first time to high-end data, television, and communication services. An agreement with one of India’s in-building management solution companies is the first step in bringing high-speed connectivity to millions of homes in the nation.
In a 3,000-unit complex near New Delhi, residents can now access personalized IPTV in high-definition, video-on-demand, and other advanced entertainment services. They can download data content at 100 Mbps and access Wi-Fi in the complex’s common areas and gardens. Automated lighting, electricity bill payment, and security services are also being made possible with Ericsson’s high-speed fiber access technology, including GPON. Ericsson’s open network system allows residents to select services from an Internet service provider of their choice.
Demand for broadband services is quickly growing in India’s dynamic market; Gowton Achaibar, president, Ericsson India, and Sri Lanka, predicts that adoption of FTTH technology will be dramatic.
“Real-estate developers and property management companies realize that high-speed broadband access in the home is a value-added differentiator,” Achaibar says. “Gratifying user experience, greater convenience, and a large and rapidly growing telecom market are all pointers to the immense potential of GPON in India.”
The contract with property-management services provider Radius Synergies is the first such agreement for Ericsson with a customer in India’s real-estate sector. AK Singh, chairman and managing director of Radius Synergies, says, “This is a great achievement and a significant development for India’s economy, and it would not have been possible without Ericsson’s platform expertise and solution-driven approach. Ericsson’s solution enables us to cost-effectively offer residents a superior communications experience.”
The end-to-end fiber access system from Ericsson includes the EDA 1500 GPON system, as well as Micronet and Ribbonet air-blown fiber and micro cable. The contract also covers implementation, systems integration, consulting, training, and support services for Radius Synergies.
The GPON network enables converged services for consumers, allowing for a range of operator offerings – including voice, data and video, as well as services such as connected-home activation, security and lighting control – delivered over Ericsson’s deep fiber access network.
About Radius Synergies Group
Radius Synergies Private Limited was incorporated in 1999 with the objective of providing high-end technology products and services to its clientele, especially in the real estate sector. From a modest beginning in intercom systems, Radius has built up its product portfolio to include the design, installation and operation of electrical sub-stations (ESS), pre-paid electricity metering and building management systems such as security and surveillance, access control, parking management, biometrics, home automation, RFID and fire alarms.
Innovation and creativity have always been buzz words at Radius. Radius Infratel Private Limited, a Radius Group company has pioneered yet another innovative concept by conceiving, developing and implementing the first common shared neutral communication platform at ATS Paradiso, Greater Noida. The FTTH-based Neutral Access Network Operations and Technology (NANO) platform are designed to provide all the telecom, IT, entertainment, security and building management services for customers over the last mile.
Radius Synergies has a pan-India presence and expects to connect nearly 20,000 premises using FTTH architecture every year.
Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON) is currently the fastest access technology to attract market interest and plays a key role in delivering high bandwidth to residential end-users and network nodes with high capacity requirements. It is a point-to-multipoint technology and a key enabler for delivering a wide range of traditional and advanced media services. As an integral part of its Full-Service Broadband architecture, Ericsson’s GPON platform is designed to meet the needs of fixed-mobile convergence and next-generation networks across residential and enterprise service offerings.