HFCL to set up 2nd model PM-WANI Village in Karnataka

The project includes the creation of a stable external Wi-Fi network to provide broadband internet connection for the entire population of the village. The external network will use access points based on HFCL IO TIP OpenWiFi, point-to-point radios, solar over Ethernet (PoE) devices and other network equipment. Wi-Fi authentication and regulatory monitoring will be powered by i2e1’s core solutions, which will also act as a public data aggregator (PDOA) on the PM-WANI model. The network is expected to start operating July 31, 2021.

The integrated package that is being deployed has been developed and embedded India for high productivity, is completely safe and designed to withstand and perform in severe weather conditions, including heavy rainfall, which the village receives throughout the year.

The network will offer Wi-Fi internet with a bandwidth of up to 500 Mbps in all common parts of the village, which spreads within a radius of 6 kilometers. Due to its remote location in the high rainfall area and the lack of IT and internet infrastructure, Baidebettu does not currently have a reliable connection. As a result, villagers will sooner travel many kilometers to nearby cities to connect digitally. The recent restrictions on Covid-19 have further affected this journey and severely affected their lives.

With this deployment, the entire village of 9,000 people will be on the broadband network, which is expected to significantly improve their quality of life by providing them with access to digital services such as healthcare, education, banking, retail, entertainment, government digital services and much more.

Following the huge success of the first implementation of the HFCL agricultural model, which was set up three months ago in the small remote village of Baslambi in Haryana, HFCL intends to replicate the model and once again demonstrate the power of the PM-WANI concept. TYPE. HFCL believes that this will not only connect the residents of this remote village and offer them access to all digital services, but will also inspire other ISPs and solution providers to collaborate and innovate to address the two biggest challenges. to connectivity in rural areas – accessibility and accessibility.

Promoter and Managing Director of HFCL, Mr. Mahendra Nahata said, “We at HFCL are committed to transforming #InternetForAll into an ubiquitous reality and have successfully collaborated with leading providers of key solutions to strengthen the connectivity ecosystem. Following the great success of our first PM-WANI village model in Northern India, where we implemented our robust, scalable, interoperable and TIP-based OpenWiFi access points to provide broadband access, we are now replicating the model in a remote village in South India. With this initiative, we believe that students in the village will no longer need to travel to connect, and this will pave the way for every villager to stay connected and explore the endless opportunities for growth in all areas of life. This further demonstrates our faith in the PM-WANI scheme as an essential factor in connecting the most remote parts of the country. “

Chief Engineer of TIP David Hutton said:We are pleased that HFCL is an active participant in the TIP OpenWiFi community. It is gratifying to see the enthusiasm and commitment of HFCL to make the Wi-Fi architecture of several manufacturers a reality. HFCL “Built – in India“OpenWiFi’s disaggregated PM-WANI solutions demonstrate early success in using TIP OpenWiFi to deal with the digital divide.”

We are pleased to contact HFCL for another opportunity for PM-WANI. I feel proud to be part of HFCL’s “Connect the Unconnected” initiative using their TIP OpenWiFi compatible solutions. This further underscores HFCL’s commitment to enter India world-class network equipment for connecting the unconnected. It also demonstrates their faith in the PM-WANI scheme as a key driver for providing broadband Internet access to all citizens of the country, ” said Satyam Darmora, founder and CEO, i2e1.

About HFCL Limited:

HFCL Limited (formerly Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited) is a leading technology company engaged in the production of high-end transmission and access equipment, optical fibers, optical cables (OFC) and specializes in building a modern communication network for telecommunications service providers. , railways, defense projects, smart city and surveillance.

The company has modern facilities for the production of optical fibers and optical cables in Hyderabad, Optical fiber production plant in Goa and in its subsidiary, i.e. HTL Limited on Chennai together with the FRP Rod production facility in its subsidiary in Hosur. It also has a facility for the production of telecommunications equipment in Solan.

The company’s in-house research excellence center, located in Gurgaon and Bengaluru, along with invested research and development houses and other associates in various locations in India and overseas innovations in a futuristic range of technology products and solutions. Some of the newly developed products through in-house research and development are Wi-Fi systems, unlicensed radios, switches, electronic fuses, cloud management systems and video management systems. A range of products is being developed, which includes electro-optical devices, software-defined radios, routers, PON, a small 5G cell, intelligent antenna systems and ground-based surveillance radars.

For i2e1:

i2e1 is Indian the first Wi-Fi company compatible with PM-WANI. They use the power of the cloud to create a data platform over software-defined networks using Wi-Fi. Incubated in IIT Delhi, the company was founded by a team of IIT / IIM alumni with extensive experience in data analysis and marketing. Visit www.i2e1.com For more information.

About the telecommunication infrastructure project
The Telecommunications Infrastructure Project (TIP) is a global community of companies and organizations that drive infrastructure solutions to improve global connectivity. Half of the world’s population is not yet connected to the Internet, and for those who are, connectivity is often insufficient. This limits access to many consumer and commercial benefits provided by the Internet, thus affecting global GDP growth. The lack of flexibility in current solutions – exacerbated by the limited choice of technology providers – challenges operators to build and upgrade networks effectively. Founded in 2016, TIP is a community of various members that includes hundreds of companies – from service providers and technology partners, to system integrators and other connectivity stakeholders. We work together to develop, test and implement open, disaggregated and standards-based solutions that provide the high-quality connectivity the world needs – now and in the decades to come. Find out more: www.telecominfraproject.com