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India homes get a taste of FTTH connectivity

Posted: 18 May 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:FTTH? India fiber connectiviity? GPON?

Ericsson has secured a deal with India property management services provider Radius Synergies to connect homes for the first time to a breadth of high-end data through fiber technology.

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 100Mbit/s 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 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 said. "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 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, commented: "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.

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