Televisionpoint.com Correspondent | Mumbai Telecom major MTNL in association with Aksh Optifibre, a optical fibre company, have launched an multi play service and high definition television on fibre-to-the-home (FTTH).
Replacing the copper line from the exchange to the home called the last mile connectivity, with full end-to-end fibre connection would mean allowing the customers of MTNL to experience tele-viewing and internet browsing.
MTNL upgraded its broadband infrastructure about three years ago and is currently based on a fibre backbone but the last mile connections between homes and telephone exchanges are almost entirely copper-based.
With implementation of FTTH on connectivity would place India in the league of technologically advanced countries like China, Singapore, Japan and UK, where majority of fixed-line operators have replaced their last-mile copper connections with fibre.
"We are working closely technology partners like Aksh, to meet the challenge of providing fibre based solutions to all homes in our area of operation. This fibre technology will enable us to bring faster higher-quality, high-definition content and more interactive capabilities to our subscribers than any other platform which exists today." said R S P Sinha, chairman and managing director, MTNL.
Dr. Kailash Choudhari, managing director, Aksh Optifibre, said, "The constraint placed by the last mile copper wire from providing multi play and high definition tele-viewing services will be removed by the availability of FTTH connectivity. This will allow the end users who have invested in High Definition televisions to enjoy the benefits of their investment in the latest technology."
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