State-owned tech developer C-DOT is gearing up to launch 4 broadband products on July 6, as part of the Digital India initiative, which include solar powered WiFi system and 100 GBPS optical fibre cable.
In addition, the long distance WiFi system includes C-DOT’s next generation network (NGN) for state-owned telecom MTNL network and the products will be launched on Monday by Union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The launch is part of the “Digital India Week” unveiled by the Prime Minister on 1st July towards making the governance easy and reducing the file work pressure on the officers, besides also avoiding unnecessary delays or harassment to the common citizen.
The long distance WiFi system is capable of extending WiFi and IP connectivity to rural India in a cost-saving and power-efficient way making it faster at a speed of 100 Mbps broadband, according to C-DOT. Powered by solar energy, it operates in license-exempt bands of 2.4 and 5.8GHz, for open and hill areas where there is no guaranteed power supply.
The new WiFi system has been designed by C-DOT to withstand variable input voltages and it can be used for backhaul link for WiFi hot spots, cellular base stations and base station controllers, ATMs, and database servers, C-DOT said.
Besides, the 100 Gbps OFC link will address the enhanced demand for superior bandwidth with power efficiency, while the C-DOT’s next generation network (NGN) will facilitate the transition from legacy time division multiplexing (TDM) technology to advanced VoIP Telecom technology.
The pilot project on the developed live network has been done for 1,000 landline connections of legacy public switched telephone network (PSTN) technologies to C-DOT’s IMS-compliant next generation network technology recently.
The successful trial recently enables MTNL to launch multi-services (voice, video and data) through various access based network on IP address, as per its migration plans from the existing 3.5 million landline subscribers of MTNL to IP-based network.