Union Minister for Communication and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad on 6 July 2015 launched four world-class broadband products developed by the C-DOT in New Delhi.
They are- Long Distance Wi-Fi, Solar powered Wi-Fi, Suteerva and Next Generation Network (NGN).
C-DOT stands for Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) and is an Indian Government owned telecommunications technology development centre.
The products were launched under the Digital India Programme that was launched in August 2014 in order to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
Wi-Fi products: Long Distance Wi-Fi and Solar powered Wi-Fi address the connectivity problem of rural areas, hilly terrain, highways, dense vegetation, tunnels etc. They are also suited for green field projects like smart cities, areas where there is little/no grid supply, emergency situations, Disaster Management Networks etc.
C-DOT also developed a light weight Green Power Source to make these products self-sustainable. Using this solution, reach of BharatNet can be increased beyond Panchayats to the remotest part of country.
SUTEERVA: It’s a 100 Gbps Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) link system that addresses the telco’s requirement of optimizing communication transport backbone in smart cities, IT parks, Industrial Complexes, Inter City Traffic, Data Centres etc. It offers ease of deployment, lesser shell space and lower power consumption, and saves on the high cost of laying fiber for each individual user.
Further, SUTEEVRA is capable of serving multiple applications and protocols ranging from the Data, Storage, TDM and Video networks.
Next Generation Network (NGN): It is an advanced Internet Protocol (IP) based network which is designed to replace existing TDM network in BSNL and MTNL. It provides a centralized remote control to the operators to manage the exchanges thereby providing better services to the end subscribers.
Besides, there are considerable savings in the power consumptions with the introduction of the much smaller and low power consuming equipment.
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Where: New Delhi
What: Launched by C-DOT
When: 6 July 2015