Global tech firm Sterlite Tech launched a high-speed 5G-ready network solution titled “FlashFWD” at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2017. With the highest fibre density in the most compact cable package possible, the new technology enables extremely high data speeds, the company said in a statement. The “FlashFWD 5G Series” solution features multi-tube single jacket ribbon optical fibre cable that combines robust performance for duct or direct buried installations, with the productivity of high-count mass fusion splicing. Also Read - Jio maintains lead in 4G download speed, Vi in upload in May: TRAIAlso Read - Airtel Rs 456 vs Jio Rs 447 prepaid plan: Check validity, data, voice calls, and other benefits
“We are happy to bring our indigenously developed 5G-ready FlashFWD solution that will enable data-intensive low-latency solutions such as Cloud computing, Augmented Reality, driverless cars, IoT and much more,” said Dr Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Tech. Also Read - JioPhone 5G, budget Jio laptop, Jio 5G service, more announcements expected on June 24
Sharing the benefits of the new technology, Dr Badri Gomatam, CTO, Sterlite Tech, explained: “Given the need for extremely high bandwidth and low latency, our technology is disruptive as it moves from loose tube to higher fibre count ribbon cable for 5G networks”. ALSO READ: Huawei aims to make India 5G-ready, aims to invest $600 million by 2018
“It is great to see a new high-tech solution developed in India. 5G-readiness in India is as much about radio as about the network backhaul. As long as we are doing everything right to get the network to that level, we will be able to achieve big 5G success,” added Shyam Mardikar, CTO, Mobile Networks, Airtel.