Ericsson connects India's homes with high-speed fibre

In a 3000-unit complex near New Delhi, residents are enjoying personalised IPTV in high-definition, video-on-demand and other advanced entertainment services
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  • — 09 May, 2009 03:17

Telecom company Ericsson has said that its fibre technology is connecting homes in India for the first time to a breadth of high-end data, TV and communications services.

"In a 3000-unit complex near New Delhi, residents are enjoying personalised IPTV in high-definition, video-on-demand and other advanced entertainment services," the company said. "They can download data content at 100Mbps 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 fibre access solution, including gigabit passive optical network (GPON)."

According to Ericsson, 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 fibre access network.

The end-to-end fibre access solution from Ericsson includes EDA 1500 GPON system as well as Micronet and Ribbonet air-blown fibre and microcable solutions.

Demand for broadband services

The company is doing this through an agreement with Radius Synergies, one of India's leading in-building management solution companies, it said. The contract also covers implementation, systems integration, consulting, training and support services for Radius synergies.

Commenting on this development, Gowton Achaibar, president, Ericsson India and Sri Lanka, said demand for broadband services is quickly growing in India's dynamic market.

He predicts that adoption of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology will be dramatic. "Real estate developers and property management companies realise that high-speed broadband access in the home is a value-added differentiator," Achaibar said. "Gratifying user experience, greater convenience and a large and rapidly growing telecom market are all pointers to the immense potential of GPON in India."

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Zafar Anjum

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Topics: Ericsson, fibre, broadband

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downey5

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High Speed Fibre or NBN

I keep getting various bits of information about our own National Broadband Network and quite frankly we need it if only to keep up with the rest of the world. But the big thing that worries me is how it will be built. Apart from speed we must have reliability. The recent bush fires in Victoria being a typical situation. Whole communities were cut off when the phones failed making it difficult if not impossible for the Fire Command center to get information on the fire front and deploy their fire fighting assets. Unfortunately this is not an isolated instance as we have had the same problems here in Sydney and also in Canberra. Most people think you can fall back on to the mobile network but when the power fails, often so does it. This is also complicated by the hilly terrain which compounds the issue, and of course their is the problem of bandwidth or congestion on the mobile network.

In reading the Governments discussion paper on the NBN it becomes blindingly obvious that the glass fiber cable will be for the most part overhead with the Optus cable which makes it vulnerable to Storms, Motor Vehicle collisions with the poles and of course Bush Fires. Our uninformed experts say it would be too expensive to bury the cable, obviously they have not been to the UK, Europe Scandinavia or even third world countries such as Rwanda which have all buried their networks not just for aesthetic reasons but for reliability. If these countries can do it why cant we?

What cost is a life, when your phones fail and you have to walk out of your home and on to the road to get enough signal for your mobile to ring "OOO" for an ambulance while suffering severe chest pains? Yes it did happen.

Best regards
Peter.

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