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BSNL launches new technology

Shillong, Dec. 12: Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), an unique technology being deployed by BSNL, was launched here today.

The fibre connectivity, having unlimited bandwidth and state-of-the-art technology, provides fix access platform to deliver the high speed broadband upto 100 Mbps, Internet Protocol television and a range of voice telephony services.

At the same time, it provides a comprehensive solution for the IP leased line, Internet, closed user group , multi-protocol label switching to create virtual private networks, Voiceover Internet Protocol, video conferencing, video calls and others. Such services can be delivered by this connectivity without changing the access fibre and home device. Launched by the minister for information and technology, A.L. Hek, today, the cost of the fibre-to-the-home project in Shillong is around Rs 1.5 crore.

A BSNL official said in the initial phase, the secretariat, additional Secretariat, National Informatics Centre, Raj Bhavan, East Khasi Hills deputy commissionerís office, Accountant-Generalís office, post office complex, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), 101 Area, forest colony and others would be covered.

After the implementation of the optical overlay network, more areas in the capital city will be made feasible for the new technology, the official said.