C-DOT to launch broadband products

By: Gizbot Bureau

C-DOT, the research and development institute of the department of telecommunications, will next week launch four broadband products developed to fast forward the Digital India initiative, an official statement said.

C-DOT to launch broadband products

The products, which includes long distance Wi-Fi system, solar-powered Wi-Fi system, 100 Gbps optical fibre cable (OFC) link and C-DOT's next generation network (NGN) in MTNL network, will be launched by Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on July 6 as a part of the Digital India week.

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The long distance Wi-Fi system is capable of extending WiFi and IP connectivity to the remote parts of India in a cost-effective and power-efficient manner, and is capable of providing 100 Mbps broadband speed, said C-DOT.

The solar-powered Wi-Fi system operates in license-exempt bands of 2.4 and 5.8GHz, and, according to C-DOT, is specifically designed for outdoor environments and inaccessible terrains, where there is no guarantee for continuous power.

The system is designed to work with variable input voltages and in harsh conditions. It can also be used for backhaul link for Wi-Fi hot spots, cellular base stations and base station controllers, ATMs, and database servers, it said.

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While the 100 Gbps OFC link will accommodate the increasing demand for superior bandwidth, high speed and power efficiency, C-DOT's cost-effective next generation network (NGN) solution addresses the need of the changing telecom scenario and enables telecom firms to make a smooth transition from legacy time division multiplexing (TDM) technology to advanced VoIP Telecom technology.

A successful trial of 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, C-DOT said.

According to it, the successful trial will enable MTNL to think of launching various services (voice, video and data) through various access based network on IP. Also, it now possible to migrate its existing 3.5 million landline subscribers of MTNL to IP-based network, it added.


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