OFC-deployment is paramount for Digital India story

May 19, 2023by admin

Increased broadband connectivity has simplified digital implementation all over the world and qualitative broadband, carrying top-quality fibre-optic networks, has the principal foundation of Optical Fibre Cables (OFCs). Definitely, the invention in the shape of fibre-optics, done by India-born American physicist Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany,also known as Father of Fibre Optics, stands as a revolutionary technology for efficient networks of the future. Huge bandwidths, low latency, diminished possibility of cross-talk, electrical isolation, small size, low cost, signal security, ruggedness and flexibility, all of these benefits provided by OFC, have made possible new connection highways, transmission-rate of tens of millions of Mbps, smooth data-transmission capabilities and high-speed applications. Telecom networks have gone on to shape into data-centric networks.

OFC-deployment is paramount for Digital India story. Govt. of India’s BharatNet, world’s largest rural broadband project, aims to connect more than 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats in the country with high-speed broadband through OFCs. 300 million Indians in rural areas are now using the Internet, signifying India’s persistent efforts towards deploying OFC-based internet. Indian OFC-manufacturing industry has a promising future. At the domestic level, the Indian OFC-market stood at USD 881.5 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.7% to reach USD 2.1 billion by 2024. India manufactures 100 million fibre km every year, with the domestic annual consumption of less than half of the manufacturing capacity at 46 million fibre km.We’ve been exporting 16 million fibre km of OFCs annually to more than 100 countries for the last few years. With futuristic technologies on anvil and especially 5G as a next-generation wireless technology, India is geared up to respond to the requirements of faster, low-latent and more efficient networks of the future. Post-pandemic the new Work-From-Home culture has created necessary and enormous demands for bandwidth-requirements with quality-services from the telecom industry. India urgently has to fiberize all the cell-sites from the current fibre penetration-level of around 20% to more than 80-85%, which will facilitate in making 5G a great experience with the reality of high-speed and low-latency applications. Requirement of a rapid and structured optical fibre roll-out at massive scale in India is going to definitely provide the requisite tailwinds to the country’s OFC-manufacturing industry.

Polycab Telecom, the telecom division of Polycab India Ltd., is engaged in manufacturing as well as distribution of OFCs. With a high degree of in-house Backward Integration and Automation capabilities, we manufacture 100,000 fibre km of OFCs every year. We’ve a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, spread over 40000+ sqms, with a built-up area of 20000+ sqms, wherein we innovate and integrate technologies to create world-class OFCs, from 6 cores to 576 cores.