A meeting of Bharat Broadband Network Ltd was held on 24.03.2014 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, in connection with formal consultation process with the service providers to leverage the facilities created by NOFN for providing broadband services in rural India. Government of India has approved the setting up of National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) to provide connectivity to all the 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats (GPs) in the country. This would ensure at least 100 Mbps connectivity to each Gram Panchayat.This is to be achieved utilizing the existing optical fibre and extending it to Gram Panchayats.
Global pay TV households will reach nearly 1 billion by 2018, up from 772 million in 2012 and 814 million in 2013. According to the Digital TV World Household Forecasts report, the Asia Pacific region will contribute 59% (587 million) of the global total by 2018. Based on forecasts for 97 countries by Digital TV Research, China will have the most pay TV subs, at 313 million by end-2018, followed by 158 million in India and 107 million in the US. These three countries will account for 58% of global pay TV households by 2018.
Introduction to Next Generation Networks (NGN) the future of telecom
Satya N. Gupt
In the current scenario of economic meltdown and cut-throat competition Telecom Operators are in need of ways of providing multiple services over their networks to demanding customers to address the problem of falling average revenues (ARPU) as the voice services penetrates to lower and lower income levels. To establish multiple networks to serve the same customer base for multiple services does not make a business case as it is very inefficient. Could there be a single network that could serve ever widening range of services? The answer is the Next Generation Networks which is a converged network. All based on Internet Protocol (IP).
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