SME Times News Bureau | 26 Aug, 2019
The Government on
Monday reiterated its commitment in providing Wi-Fi in all the villages through
GramNet with connectivity between 10mbps to 100 mbps speed.
Delivering a keynote
address at the 36th Foundation Day celebrations of C-DOT here,
Minister of State for Communications Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre said that BharatNet
also plans to provide 1 GBPS connectivity, which can be expanded up to 10 GBPS
and C-DOT’s XGS-PON launched today will help in a great way to achieve this. He
said, when India is celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma
Gandhi, this will be a real tribute to Bapu, who had dreamt of a self-reliant
Dhotre said that
C-Sat-Fi technology of C-DOT will empower Indian People especially in rural and
remote areas as telephone and Wi-Fi facilities will be available in all corners
of the country on any mobile phone.
He said that the new
technology will bring people in remote areas to mainstream by connecting them
through satellites, where fiber is difficult to be laid and internet is not
The Minister launched
C-DOT’s latest innovations, “C-Sat-Fi (C-DOTSatellite WiFi”, “XGSPON (10 G
Symmetrical Passive Optical Network)” and “C-DOT’s Interoperable Set Top Box (CiSTB).
Speaking on the
occasion, the Executive Director of C-DOT Mr Vipin Tyagi said that C-Sat-Fi
(C-DOT Satellite WiFi) is based on the optimal utilization of wireless and
satellite communication to extend connectivity to the unserved areas including
the remote islands and difficult terrains.
Besides offering the
ease of deployment, the solution is ideally suited to addressing disasters and
emergencies when no other means of communication are available, he added. This
cost-effective solution does not require the expensive Satellite Phones and can
work on any WiFi enabled phone.
XGSPON (10 G Symmetrical Passive Optical Network) is an effective solution to
fulfil the rapidly increasing demands of high network speeds emanating from the
new dimensions of user applications like IPTV, HD Video Streaming, Online
Gaming and host of other cloud based services that necessitate the seamless
availability of high bandwidth.
The third innovation,
C-DOT’s Interoperable Set Top Box (CiSTB) will prove to be a boon to the
dissatisfied customers who cannot change their Cable TV operator in view of the
recurring costs of setting and installing the physical infrastructure afresh.
Based on a portable
smart card like a mobile SIM, this solution will revolutionize the experience
of the Cable TV operators by offering them a high degree of choice, ease and
convenience without having to replace the once installed STB.
The Centre for
Development of Telematics (C-DOT), the premier Telecom R&D centre of the
Government of India is observing its 36th Foundation Day celebrations on 26-27
August, 2019. This year too, continuing the same tradition, C-DOT held a
technical conference as part of GB Meemamsi Lecture Series 2019, wherein
several field experts, Telecom veterans and academicians from around the world
shared their experiences and discussed innovative ways to address the numerous
issues and challenges faced by the technology developers, policy makers and
end-users in the new era defined by the all-pervasive “Internet of Things
The conference was
jointly organized by C-DOT and European Telecommunications Standards Institute
(ETSI) under the aegis of European Union (EU) funded project on
“India-EUCooperation on ICT- Related Standardization, Policy and Legislation”
in association with Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India
The inaugural session
of the celebrations was graced by Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications
Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Mr. Luis Jorge Romero, Director General, ETSI and
H.E. Raimund Magis, Charge d’Affaires, European Union delegation to India and
several senior officials of the Ministry of Telecommunications.