New Delhi: The Government on Monday reiterated its commitment in providing Wi-Fi in all the villages through GramNet with connectivity between 10mbps to 100 Mbps speed. Delivering a keynote address at the 36th Foundation Day celebrations of C-DOT , Minister of State for Communications Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre said that BharatNet also plans to provide 1 GBPS connectivity, which can be expanded up to 10 GBPS and C-DOT’s XGS-PON launched today will help in a great way to achieve this. He said, when India is celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, this will be a real tribute to Bapu, who had dreamt of a self-reliant Indian village.
Dhotre said that C-Sat-Fi technology of C-DOT will empower Indian People, especially in rural and remote areas as telephone and Wi-Fi facilities, will be available in all corners of the country on any mobile phone. He said that the new technology will bring people in remote areas to the mainstream by connecting them through satellites, where fibre is difficult to be laid and the internet is not available.
The Minister launched C-DOT’s latest innovations, “C-Sat-Fi (C-DOTSatellite WiFi”, “XGSPON (10 G Symmetrical Passive Optical Network)” and “C-DOT’s Interoperable Set-Top Box (CiSTB).
The third innovation, C-DOT’s Interoperable Set-Top Box (CiSTB) will prove to be a boon to the dissatisfied customers who cannot change their Cable TV operator in view of the recurring costs of setting and installing the physical infrastructure afresh. Based on a portable smart card like a mobile SIM, this solution will revolutionize the experience of the Cable TV operators by offering them a high degree of choice, ease and convenience without having to replace the once installed STB.