How Optical Fibre Cables are Essential for Building Smart Cities

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Optical fibre cables have been an important part of the 21 century infrastructure developments. In India especially, the government has pushed for the investments on high capacity networks and increase in access to internet in rural and non-commercial areas. Incidentally, the digital initiatives to speed up over 100 cities’ transformation to smart cities adds additional focus on the booming prevalence of optic fibre cables.

Bottomline is, the network connectivity complimented with wireless and fibre cable guarantees economic growth and improved quality of life in remote areas. Which means more than 100 cities in India would be brimming with opportunities that make it self-sufficient, increase revenue generation and standard of living.

Why the Optic Fibre Cable Industry is Important?

What is it about the optic fibre cables that make it so special from an economic development standpoint?

The answer is its simplicity, cost-efficiency, reliability and durability. The very intrinsic nature of optic fibre cables supports the rising data traffic by making networks more reliable and efficient. Rural areas although are low density areas, they are stunted with low network and cellular connectivity that are essential for trading, businesses, education and other commercial aspects.

The use of ready and easy-to-install optic fibre networks helps bridge the digital gap by leveraging on the appropriate network channels that would enable the use of mobile, video, voice and data services.

With multiple device usage and better connectivity with the core elements like farming, municipalities, construction, power, resources and infrastructure in rural and village areas helps boost the development, increase funding and investments and also allow greater economies of scale.

In addition, the developments to strengthen the network architecture and spectrum helps cities’ primary infrastructure facilities such as traffic, security, lighting, power consumption to be managed and secured via internet. This would mean a streamlined access to a much organized traffic system, healthcare facilities, power, water and other infrastructure facilities.

Role of India’s Optic Fibre Industry in Driving Smart and Connected Cities

The results from the much recent budget reports reveal that India has prepped up to accelerate high-speed broadband networks on optic fibre cables for over 250,000 gram panchayats by the end of the current financial year. To support this change requiring a very high FTTH/B or fibre to the home/business rate, leading providers of the premium optic fibre cables are doing their bit.

Collectively, this has positively impacted the growth of optic fibre cable industry in the country and is likely to drive the CAGR of the overall market to 13 percent between the years, 2016-2021, suggests the findings from Reportlinker.

To strengthen the hold the of optic fibre networks, industry experts have come up with the idea of deploying Passive Optical Network or PON by network operators to facilitate advanced voice, video and data services to customers using fibres. Additionally, fibre network convergence or collaboration of various communication services in a single access network allows the growth of communication and network technologies, increases users and boost the service providers’ capacities.

Other added advantage of network convergence is that it would serve as a single resource that can be used across multiple services delivery platform.

Besides these efforts, India is investing in large sums (as much as $1 billion, annually) to ensure the fibre network growth would help the common man can living in smart cities have better quality of life and access to all facilities.

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