C-DOT to transfer optical fiber technology to firms MondayDecember 4th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Government-aided autonomous research organisation Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) will Monday transfer indigenously designed broadband internet technology to state-run firms and private players to expedite the creation of a high-speed internet networks.
“Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology, is the pivotal component required for broadband connectivity over optical fiber. The technology will be transferred to manufactures tomorrow,” the communications ministry said in a statement Sunday.
The GPON technology has been tested and validated and is already operational in state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam’s network in Ajmer, Rajasthan and is being transferred to seven public and private manufacturers, the ministry said.
The ministry said the technology would help in expanding optical fiber presence in the country to fulfill the requirements of major national programs such as National Optical Fiber Network, State-Wide-Area Network connectivity, Broadband connectivity in Rural, North-East, Tribal areas, as well as expansion of networks of Defence, railways and other strategic networks.
Established in the year 1984, C-DOT was set-up by the government to develop state-of-the-art telecom technology to meet the needs of the Indian telecom network.
“C-DOT GPON can be used to provide a future proof broadband solution to village panchayats and take the benefits of e-Education, e-Governance, e-Medicine etc., in fact a whole gamut of e-services, to our rural and urban populace with all its attendant empowerments and multiplier effects leading to a significant growth in the GDP,” said the ministry.
“Thus, a requisite production infrastructure has been set-up for state-of-the-art technology manufacturing in the country to fulfill the objectives of National Telecom Policy-2011,” it added.
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