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Sterlite Tech bags Rs 250-cr contract from BSNL
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New Delhi: Sterlite Technologies, backed by Chinese vendor Huawei, has been awarded a Rs 250-crore contract by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd to roll out the next generation of broadband technology called Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON).

Seven equipment vendors, including Ericsson, Nokia Siemens, ZTE and Indian Telephone Industries (ITI), had bid for this contract.

GPON is an optical fibre cable access technology for delivering high-capacity broadband services that allows carriers to deploy a whole range of telecom and entertainment services on a single line.

High-speed internet

With this, BSNL will be able to offer high speed Internet (speeds of 2 Gbps), IPTV, video on demand and other value-added services. This technology offers 100 times more capacity and is at least six times faster than the existing wire line broadband systems.

Currently, no other operator has deployed this technology though Airtel and Reliance Communications are toying with the idea. One of the issues that may be coming in the way of deploying this technology is the high investment required to roll out optical fibre cables right up to consumers home. However, it offers operators the opportunity to improve their average revenue per user dramatically.

A solution-based GPON technology is being offered by Swedish major Ericsson, which has partnered with Delhi-based property management services provider Radius Infratel Pvt Ltd to take this technology to other parts of the country.

The two are now set to bag a major contract for wiring up the Commonwealth Games Village and another for rolling out GPON throughout Dwarka in South-West Delhi.

Another tender

BSNL plans to use the technology to connect up to 6.5 lakh customers.

It is also finalising another tender for buying equipment based on a variant of this technology called Gigabit-Ethernet Passive Optical Network.

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