Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday launched four broadband products indigenously developed by Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), an official statement said. Also Read - India may soon announce its own ‘Atmanirbhar’ app store as alternative to Google, Apple
“With this India has become at par with all other developed countries in the world in respect of quality telecommunication services and effective penetration of advanced broadband based services,” the statement said. Prasad, while launching the new products, said they have been launched with an aim to provide an advanced digital infrastructure for Digital India Initiative launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week. He said that the Modi government is committed to bring all 2.5 lakh villages under broadband services and enhance Internet penetration from 300 million to 500 million within two-and-a-half years. Also Read - FASTag is now free until February 29, NHAI waves off charges for 15 days
The products were launched in presence of Kenyan Cabinet Secretary, Information and Communication Technology, Fred Marang’I Okengo. The C-DOT launched two Wi-Fi products – Long Distance Wi-Fi and Solar powered Wi-Fi to address the connectivity problem of rural areas, hilly terrain, highways, dense vegetation and tunnels. “They are also suited for greenfield projects like smart cities, areas where there is little/no grid supply, emergency situations, Disaster Management Networks etc,” the statement added. The C-DOT has also developed a light weight Green Power Source to make the solution self-sustainable. Using this solution, reach of BharatNet can be increased beyond panchayats to the remotest part of country. Also Read - Government to offer free movies to new internet users in remote areas: Report
The minister said the long distance Wi-Fi is going to solve the problem of distance, whereas solar powered Wi-Fi would do away the dependence on the power availability. The other product launched by the C-DOT was 100 Gbps optical fibre cable (OFC) link system called “Suteevra”, which addresses the telecom operators’ requirement of optimizing communication transport backbone in smart cities, IT parks, industrial complexes, inter city traffic and data centres.