Beyond OFC-laying, making GPs internet service-ready

June 16, 2022by admin

BharatNet encapsulates the vision and mission of Digital India to bridge the digital divide in our country. Polycab Telecom with GTPL as its consortium-partner worked as a Project Implementing Agency (PIA) for the project in its phase-II to develop a state-of-art and future-proof fibre-optic network in rural parts of Gujarat.This project was uniquely based on Going Live, unlike other normal BOQ-based projects. We owned up the challenge to go beyond merely laying Optical Fiber Cables (OFCs) and adhere to the project-milestone criterion by making each Gram Panchayat (GP) Live with the minimum 99% up-time. We executed survey, planning, supply, installation, end-to-end integration, testing and commissioning of underground OFCs and Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) in Gujarat, achieving the core transport-network and connecting it centrally at the State Data Centre, Gandhinagar, in Ring Topology.

Completing end-to-end network roll-out with quality and precision, achieving project-goals and making sure that each GP was lit up in the stipulated time-frame, we’ve laid around 17,000* kms of underground OFCs and lit up 3,650 GPs in Gujarat. The optical-fibre highway what we’ve built in the rural areas of Gujarat, is sure to become a bedrock of future digitalisation and reshape every aspect of life in these villages with the possibilities of tele-medicine, digital education, safety and security and various other digital services and opportunities.