According to an India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) report, JioGigaFiber, a fibre-based broadband service for homes and businesses, which was announced recently by Mukesh Ambani has the potential to disrupt the retail broadband segment and open up new digital avenues for the enterprise broadband segment.
Tata Projects, an arm of the Tata Group of Companies, has won a ₹3,057 crore optical fibre cable network project in Chhattisgarh from BharatNet. The project will benefit about 2.6 crore people of the state, and involves the laying of optical fibre network that follows ring architecture with Internet Protocol-Multi Protocol Label Switching (IP-MPLS) technology.
The telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan is upbeat about the wifi hotspot mission, and said that the aim is to set up 1,00,000 in the first three months. The Department of telecom (DoT) is setting up 10,000 wifi hotspots next month across the country, building on the success of its public Wi-Fi pilot that offered 600 access points.
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.
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