10 May 2009

Ericsson FTTH connects Indian homes

08 05 2009 - NEW DELHI, INDIA: Realty majors can now take a reality stock of IT enablement as a differentiator of their sales pitch. In a 3000-unit complex near New Delhi, residents are experiencing personalized IPTV in high-definition, video-on-demand and other advanced entertainment services. They can download data content at 100Mbps and access Wi-Fi in the complex's common areas and gardens.

Automated lighting, electricity bill payment and security services are also being tried out, as claims an Ericsson press report about Ericsson's high-speed fiber access solution. Ericsson's Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) solution has been used as an open access solution enabling residents to select services from an Internet service provider of their choice, as it adds.

The company says that its fiber access solution is connecting homes in India for the first time with a breadth of high-end data, TV and communications (triple-play) services. A milestone agreement with one of India's leading in-building management solution companies is the first step in bringing high-speed connectivity to millions of homes in this rapidly flourishing nation.

Talking about quickly growing demand for broadband services in India's dynamic market, Gowton Achaibar, president, Ericsson India and Sri Lanka, predicts that adoption of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) technology will be dramatic.

"Real estate developers and property management companies realize that high-speed broadband access in the home is a value-added differentiator," Achaibar says. "Gratifying user experience, greater convenience and a large and rapidly growing telecom market are all pointers to the immense potential of GPON in India."

The contract with property management services provider Radius Synergies is the first such agreement for Ericsson with a customer in India's real estate sector.

AK Singh, chairman and managing director of Radius Synergies, says: "This is a great achievement and a significant development for India's economy, and it would not have been possible without Ericsson's platform expertise and solution-driven approach. Ericsson's solution enables us to cost-effectively offer residents a superior communications experience."

The end-to-end fiber access solution from Ericsson is based upon its EDA 1500 GPON system, and the GPON network enables converged services for consumers, allowing for a range of offerings that include voice, data and video (triple play services), as well as services such as connected-home activation, security and lighting control – delivered over Ericsson's deep fiber access network.

Source: CIOL

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