Technology

9 million broadband connections by year-end















NEW DELHI: The government has set a target of providing nine million broadband connections by this year end and 20 million connections by the end of 2010.


Addressing the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to his ministry, Communications and Information Technology Minister Dayanidhi Maran stated that more than a million broadband connections would be added per month before the end of 2007 thanks to the availability of new disruptive wireless broadband technologies such as Wi-MAX.


He stressed the need for wire line and wireless broadband to co-exist and expand together and said new applications such as tele-aid medicines, IPTV, video conferencing, e-governance, e-commerce etc. will be available to citizens with broadband availability. Members complained about the poor mobile connectivity in the rural/remote areas and stressed the need for improving the complaint redressal mechanism in the backward and rural areas.


There will be special emphasis for the North-Eastern States and Jammu & Kashmir, Maran added. He informed the members that the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) had declared Year 2007 as “Year of North East and Jammu Kashmir” with the objective of improving teleconnectivity in these states. Dr. Shakeel Ahmad, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology was also present.

 

Through a presentation on the initiatives on Broadband, members were shown the targets to be achieved under the broadband initiatives, broad strategy and action plans prepared by the BSNL and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).


It is envisaged under the action plan that broadband coverage of all secondary and higher secondary schools, public health care centers and Village Panchayats would be provided by the year 2008. Broadband connectivity would be provided to 100,000 Community Service Centers (CSC) covering 20000 CSCs by ADSL by September 2007; 1000 blocks by wireless broadband by December 2007 and the remaining 5000 blocks by wireless broadband with USO support by June 2008. BSNL, as part of their action plan, have envisaged adding an average of 500,000 broadband connections per month from January 2008.


Eighty per cent of the exchanges would be broadband by the end of 2007 and roll out of IPTV will begin in major cities. In addition to this, BSNL will aggressively roll out high speed broadband (like Wi-MAX) services and allow integration of multiple access technology like ADSL 2 +, VDSL 2, fibre-home, Wi-Fi, Wi-MAX, 3G, CorDECT etc. The focus will be to provide multi-play instead of triple play.

 

As a part of the strategy, MTNL has envisaged a target of providing one million broadband connections by the end of this year and addition of an average 100,000 connections per month from January 2008. It has also decided to strengthen its IPTV services which have been recently rolled out fully in Mumbai and in limited areas of Delhi.


Maran informed the members about the recent amendment to the Indian Telegraph Act to provide support from USO fund for mobile and broadband services in remote/rural areas. He said restrictions of providing mobile services within 10 km. of international borders had been relaxed to 500 metres except along the Line of Control and Line of Actual Control in the areas of Akhnoor and Pathankot of J and K. Maran hoped that mobile connectivity to the rural area and border areas will improve significantly with these decisions.

 

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/06/j%26j-800x800.jpg?itok=EsJOPXNm
India's startup gets J&J support for maiden device

Ray IoT is creating a non-contact wellness and sleep tracker for babies for which it has received support by Johnson & Johnson and HAX. Ray IoT will be introducing its product at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas 5-8 January. This is the first time a startup from India has been...

Technology ces
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/05/Anita-Ganti_0.jpg?itok=hWjR3ACM
Wipro middleware powers integration-ready Hisense 4K; supports HD-PVR features

MUMBAI: Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, announced that its Digital TV Middleware solution has successfully enabled Hisense 4K TVs in Japan. Hisense Co. Ltd. is a multinational white goods, brown goods and electronics...

Technology Software Middleware
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/05/Richard-Weissbourd.jpg?itok=v93F_Cyu
Harvard Research on kids to kick off Kidscreen Summit 2017

TORONTO: Kidscreen is thrilled to announce that Dr. Richard Weissbourd, director of the Human Development and Psychology programme at Harvard University, will open 2017’s biggest event for leaders in children’s entertainment with the presentation of a new research study exploring why and how we...

Technology ces
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/05/TCL.jpg?itok=Mxc9zE5S
TCL reveals new TVs with top tech featuring Dolby vision

TCL reveals newLAS VEGAS: TCL®, one of the world’s largest and America’s fastest-growing television brand, today announced an innovative portfolio of new products at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The latest additions feature Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (HDR)...

Technology ces
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/04/Steeve-Huin.jpg?itok=tFzx1Eeh
Irdeto joins Frog by Wyplay community to offer integrated security solutions

LAS VEGAS: Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, today announced a new licensing agreement with Wyplay to join more than 140 companies in the Frog by Wyplay community, which offers software to operators to provide an innovative TV experience. Through the new partnership, Irdeto and...

Technology ces
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/03/CES-2017.jpg?itok=odmNUzNq
CES 2017 promises most diverse event experience in 50-year history

ARLINGTON, VA: To celebrate 50 years, CES® 2017 is poised to be bigger, bolder and more varied than ever before. With a record-breaking footprint of more than 2.6 million net square feet of exhibits, CES 2017 will feature new marketplaces, more than 850 first-time exhibitors, seven keynote...

Technology ces
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/20/Alain-Louchez.jpg?itok=AMB6Cnxv
IoT conversations will promote interoperability: NASSCOM, Georgia Tech tie up

NEW DELHI: The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and the Georgia Tech Advanced Research Corporation (GTARC) joined to advance Internet of Things (IoT) and fostering IoT-based innovation through the development of a conducive ecosystem in India.

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/08/ATTO_0.jpg?itok=SvBSbt35
ATTO certifies Gen 6 Fibre Channel HBAs with Quantum Storage

MUMBAI: ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for nearly 30 years, has announced the successful testing and certification of its new Celerity™ 16Gb Gen 6 Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs)...

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/17/Rahul%20Nehra.jpg?itok=mP6RbVf2
Friend MTS-Castle Media to tackle Bollywood's digital piracy using unique watermark tech

MUMBAI: Piracy is a serious challenge to the entertainment industry in India. In fact, according to the Motion Pictures Distributors Association of India (MPDA), India country is infamous for having one of the highest rate of video piracy in the world. Lack of stringent IP protection laws to...

Technology Software Applications

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories