The Bharatnet Phase 2 tender of Gujarat worth Rs 1612 crore has been awarded to ITI, the public sector company. The tender was issued by Gujarat Fiber Grid Network Ltd (GFGNL), and as part of the project GFGNL will connect 7500 gram panchayats to blocks through underground optical fibre.
As per report by a leading daily, Jiowill soon roll out cheap 100Mbps broadband bundled VoIP calling via FTTH service. Citing anonymous sources, the media report added that RJio plans to enter the wired internet segment by the end of this year, and the fibre-to-the-home (services) will also come with unlimited calling through a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone as well as JioTV.
Tech giant Google and the internet Service Provider (ISP) ACT Fibernet have partnered to support newly launched Google Home smart speakers with high-speed fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity. The partnership will leverage the adoption of next-gen technology and will offer a bundle of special plans for its customers.
The market leader in telecom sector, Bharti Airtel has launched home broadband plan with speeds of up to 300 Mbps over Wi-Fi. The fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)-based plan comes at a monthly rental of Rs. 2199 and offers 1200GB of ultra-high-speed data along with unlimited STD/Local calling benefits.
Speaking at the ET Telecom India Mobile Conclave 2018, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R S Sharma said that at rapid fiberisation is necessary for broadband penetration in the country. The Chairman added that India ranks way below in international indices on ICT development and connectivity.
You Broadband India, the Vodafone India-owned broadband service provider, is going to invest Rs 600 crore in the next two fiscal years. Earlier, it invested just Rs. 54 crore in one FY. The fund will come through a vendor financing arrangement with credit period of a year. Thus, the additional debt may have to be contracted from fiscal 2019 to fund the gap between cash accrual and maturing vendor obligation.
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