Though India has witnessed, some of the major technology advancements and changes, in last few years, accessibility of high performance broadband services, is still a major constraint that our government still attempts to battle out via the launch of the Optic Fibre Cable (OFC) network. With a budget as high as INR 18,000 Crore, the government is willing to extend its support arm for the deployment of over five lakh OFC network, in order to reach every gram pancayat. The service, jointly launched by BSNL and AKSH Optifibre Ltd, will provide multiplay services with high definition content for its 35,000-plus consumers in six districts of Rajasthan namely, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Kota and Alwar.
Present at the occasion, Minister of State for Communications & IT, Mr. Sachin Pilot, said: “It gives me immense pleasure to unveil the utility set of controls for the prime set of customers, who can now via the FTTH technology, which is embedded with Gigabyte Passive Optical Technology, can enjoy superior video and data services.”
Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL remarked, “Via the new launch of our FTTH service, BSNL brings to its consumers a Triple Play experience, that is, (Voice-Video-Data) for the first time in the history of India. The FTTH services include IPTV, HDTV, 3DTV, video conferencing, interactive gaming, video on demand, bandwidth on demand and several other value added services, setting a benchmark in the industry.”
The optic fibre technology is an advancement over the traditional copper-line, which is also known as the ‘last mile connectivity,’ potent of delivering the world-class Triple Play experiences.