The smart city network will provide connectivity to government buildings, business clusters, and used for critical applications like security, surveillance, and e-governance.
Northern Indian city Gurugram has competed the roll-out of an intracity fibre network for its communication needs.
Global power transmission company Sterlite Power’s convergence business has entered a public-private partnership agreement with Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority GDMA) to build, manage and maintain the fibre network in Gurugram sub city 2 for 21 years.
For the smart city project, Sterlite Power installed four underground ducts that carry fibre optics connecting bus stops, schools, police stations and government buildings along with various private buildings.
Two of the ducts are dedicated to Gurugram smart city’s operation and the other two can be commercially used by communication service providers.
The entire route is updated through a geographic information system (GIS) along with an integrated fibre monitoring system for proactive monitoring as well as preventive and corrective maintenance.
“This public-private partnership has created a world-class optical fibre infrastructure to place Gurugram smart city [on a] par with global standards,” the company said in a statement.
It provides fibre connectivity to GMDA’s integrated command and control centre which served as Gurugram’s Covid-19 war room for distribution of food and relief material.
Sterlite Power’s convergence business unit is a provider of dark fibre solutions (a high-capacity network solution for those who need unlimited bandwidth) in the country using its optical ground wire (OPGW) network.
It provides fibre connectivity to GMDA’s integrated command and control centre which served as Gurugram’s Covid-19 war room for distribution of food and relief material
The company also notes increasing demand for data has received another boost due to new work-from-home and learn-from-home arrangements during the pandemic.
Sterlite Power is a global developer of power transmission infrastructure with reported projects of more than 13,670 circuit kms and 24,800 MVA in India and Brazil. With a portfolio of power conductors, EHV cables and OPGW all-dielectric self-supporting (ADSS) fibre networks, it also offers solutions for upgrading, and strengthening existing networks.
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