As part of ‘Digital India Week’, the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) on 5 July 2015vlaunched four new products, including solar powered Wi-Fi hotspots and long distance Wi-Fi.
The solar powered Wi-Fi hotspots can be used for smart cities, rural schools or panchayats, extending broadband connectivity to remote/ unconnected places. It can also be used in ship-to-ship communications on the deep seas.
Such technology can also be used for remote video surveillance and site monitoring, meteorological applications, sensor networks and disaster management networks, said C-DOT.
The green power solution will help increase the reach of India's national broadband network, BharatNet, beyond panchayats to the remotest corners of India, said Prasad. BharatNet will be the communications backbone of the Digital India drive.
Apart from these, C-DOT also launched a Next Generation Network solution that will address the needs of the changing telecom sector and enable smooth transition from Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
“Digital India, which we launched last week, is about connecting people with such means. I would request the young engineers of C-DOT to develop more such devices/ products,” said Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Telecom secretary Rakesh Garg, in turn, exhorted the private sector to use C-DoT's broadband products. He also urged the state-run telecom research agency to design products suited to Indian conditions.
Prasad that the Narendra Modi government is committed to bring all 2.5 lakh villages under broadband services and enhance internet penetration from 300 million to 500 million within two and a half years.
Source: thehindubusinessline.com, economictimes