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C-DOT offers fibre-to-home technology to Indian industry

New Delhi December 1 2011: The Indian government-run Centre for Development of Telematics -- C-DOT -- is slated to do a  transfer of Gigabit Passive Optical Network – GPON – technology to the telecom manufacturing industry this week. With this, India joins the elite group of advanced countries  offering  locally developed  Fibre to the home or FTTH solutions to customers. The transfer is being formally done at a function in Delhi on December 5 by the telecom minister Kapil Sibal.
C-DOT presents the complete end to end GPON solution from the central office to the customer premises. Various flavours of customer premise equipments are available which satisfy the requirements of Fibre to the Home, Business or multi dwelling units.
C-DOT’s GPON is a cost effective optical fiber based access system for providing a triple play of Voice, Video and Data services to both business and residential customers. It offers bandwidths of 2.488 Gbps downstream and 1.244 GBps upstream which is much higher than the bandwidths provided by copper links. It is robust, cost effective and provides more security. GPON is seen as the technology of choice to deliver FTTH services, by the service providers because it can provide higher bandwidth, better Quality of Service (QoS) and enhanced scalability when compared to other PON technologies.
Once GPON is deployed by service providers, users can enjoy variety of services such as:
• High Speed Internet Access; Transparent LAN Service; Broadcast Video; IPTV; Security and surveillance; Video on demand; IP Telephony (VoIP); On line gaming; e-education and e-medicine

Tech note: A passive optical network (PON) is a point-to-multipoint, fiber to the premises network architecture in which unpowered optical splitters are used to enable a single optical fiber to serve multiple premises, typically 16-128. Pl see the video on the technology for a few days in our Tech Video spot.
Link to CDOT info on GPON: http://www.cdot.co.in/solution_products/gpon.htm