Ericsson connects India's homes with high-speed fiber for the first time
Date: Wed, 05/06/2009 - 13:17
Ericsson fiber technology is connecting homes in India for the first time to a breadth of high-end data, TV and communications services. A milestone agreement with one of India's leading in-building management solution companies is the first step in bringing high-speed connectivity to millions of homes in this rapidly flourishing nation
In a 3000-unit complex near New Delhi residents are enjoying personalized IPTV in high-definition, video-on-demand and other advanced entertainment services. They can download data content at 100Mbps and access Wi-Fi in the complex's common areas and gardens. Automated lighting, electricity bill payment and security services are also being made possible with Ericsson's high-speed fiber access solution, including Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON). Ericsson's broadband access network is an open network solution enabling residents to select services from an internet service provider of their choice.
Demand for broadband services is quickly growing in India's dynamic market, and Gowton Achaibar, President, Ericsson India and Sri Lanka, predicts that adoption of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) technology will be dramatic.
"Real estate developers and property management companies realize that high-speed broadband access in the home is a value-added differentiator," Achaibar says. "Gratifying user experience, greater convenience and a large and rapidly growing telecom market are all pointers to the immense potential of GPON in India."
The contract with property management services provider Radius Synergies is the first such agreement for Ericsson with a customer in India's real estate sector. AK Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of Radius Synergies, says: "This is a great achievement and a significant development for India's economy, and it would not have been possible without Ericsson's platform expertise and solution-driven approach. Ericsson's solution enables us to cost-effectively offer residents a superior communications experience."
The end-to-end fiber access solution from Ericsson includes EDA 1500 GPON system, which offers the highest capacity on the market, as well as Micronet and Ribbonet air-blown fiber and microcable solutions. The contract also covers implementation, systems integration, consulting, training and support services for Radius synergies.
The GPON network enables converged services for consumers, allowing for a range of operator offerings - including voice, data and video, as well as services such as connected-home activation, security and lighting control - delivered over Ericsson's deep fiber access network.