Ericsson awarded its largest fiber-to the-home contract in India

Press release
Jul 27, 2010 07:00 (GMT +00:00)
  • Leading Indian telecom infrastructure provider - Radius Infratel signs significant fiber-to-the-home contract with Ericsson
  • Service providers, real estate developers and property management companies see potential profit of providing high-speed broadband via an Open Access Network
  • More than half a million Indian subscribers to get connected through fixed broadband

 India's leading fixed broadband infrastructure provider Radius Infratel Pvt. Ltd. started connecting Indian homes with high-speed fiber access in 2009. Recognizing how well the solution was received - by residents, real estate and property management companies as well as by service providers and operators - Radius has signed a new contract with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to meet the growing demand for broadband access across India. This means that 600,000 households and businesses will get the highest capacity on the market, thanks to Ericsson's EDA 1500 GPON (Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Networks) system and passive fiber portfolio.

Using the technology in its communication platform, Radius can provide building services - such as parking management, access control, automated lighting, and security services - through a single integrated infrastructure. The infrastructure is open and shared so service providers can easily access services and customers can select the providers that best suit their needs.

H S Singh, Managing Director of Radius Infratel Pvt. Ltd., says: "Ericsson's GPON solution has enabled our Neutral Access Network Operation( NANO) concept that facilitates various operators in delivering their bandwidth rich applications like IPTV, multimedia contents etc and accommodates various building management and home automation services. With this path breaking alliance, we are committed to redefine the broadband experience in India."

Consumers will be able to enjoy internet speeds of up to 100Mbps, IPTV and the most bandwidth-intensive entertainment available from multiple operator on single fiber reaching to their home. To meet the growing demand for broadband access in India, the solution is also future-proofed for increased network traffic.

Gowton Achaibar, head of Region India, Ericsson, says: "This agreement confirms the great potential for GPON / FTTx technology in India. We expect that by 2015 more than two million Indian homes and businesses will be connected to high speed broadband using GPON technology."

The end-to-end fiber access solution includes Ericsson's EDA 1500 GPON system, which offers the highest capacity on the market, as well as Ribbonet air-blown fiber and Micronet micro-cable solutions for the most efficient rollout of the passive fiber network. The contract also includes systems integration, consulting, training and support services for Radius Infratel Pvt. Ltd.

Notes to editors:

About Radius Infratel Pvt. Ltd.

Radius Group was incorporated in 1999,  with the objective of providing high-end technology products and services to its clientele, especially in the real estate sector. From a modest beginning in intercom systems, Radius has built up its product portfolio to include the design, installation and operation of electrical sub-stations (ESS), pre-paid electricity metering and building management systems such as security and surveillance, access control, parking management, biometrics, home automation, RFID and fire alarms.

Innovation and creativity have always been buzz words at Radius. Radius Infratel Private Limited, a Radius Group company has pioneered yet another innovative concept by conceiving, developing and implementing the first common shared neutral communication infrastructure at ATS Paradiso, Greater Noida. The FTTH-based Neutral Access Network Operations  (NANO) infrastructure  has a distinct and unique methodology which is protected as an Intellectual Property Right (IPR) of RIPL and designed to provide all the telecom, IT, entertainment, security and building management services for customers over the last mile.

Radius Infratel has a pan-India presence and expects to connect at least 50,000 premises using FTTH architecture every year.

Learn more about Radius' solutions and GPON fiber-to-the-home here:

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