We are currently using the OFDM/Home power line concept. Without having to disconnect from their current cable service provider, operators can merge our innovative technology with their existing infrastructure and provide triple service (i.e.,Cable TV, Internet and phone).
In India, for every 300 meters we have Cable operators providing Cable TV services, they have availed service from different MSOs and hence providing triple service via the same cable becomes an almost impossible task using Docsis or fiber to the home (FTTH). We at BBNL, felt that, since the operators have already laid their fiber/co-ax to reach to their customers, it would be wise to fuse the same infrastructure with a new technology in order to reach out to the customers rather than laying multiple cables or digging trenches across the cities. This cuts the cost of marketing/infrastructure and also helps to keep the city’s landscape beautiful.
Since India’s broadband requirement is quadrupling, going in for proprietary hardware will burn the operators’ pocket.Since the return on investment will take a long time, the ability to reach a bigger mass in India becomes a dream for operators. BBNL’s OPEN SOURCE concept has cut the costs dramatically and also has made sure that it can match the future needs of the Internet.
From the humble speed requirements of just 124 Kbps to a stunning 10 Mbps within a year shows the inevitability of the Internet. BBNL has adopted the open source concept, wherein the routers are handled via open source linux servers and this has cut the costs by 70 to 80%.
With the future leaning towards INTERNET TV, BBNL team is gearing up their infrastructure to embrace this technology. Internet TV lets the customer watch a variety of programs like movies/songs/documentaries/sports/TV shows on TV. These services can be availed whenever the customer wants, without having to worry about waiting for the Satellite channels to beam or missing his/her favorite programs.Coming to think of it, the choice is endless, because the content is always stored on the servers, customers can avail it whenever they want to and play it as many times as they want. The primary advantage of Internet TV is that, it expands the universe of on-demand choices of movies and TV shows.
In addition to this, Internet TV also offers more flexibility in terms of where the customer wants to enjoy it. Cable and satellite requires homes to be wired with coaxial cables, and service providers charge by the box; for instance, adding a cable box to the bedroom will result in the customer paying more every month. (Even antenna TV is limited to areas where there is good reception.) On comparison, Internet TV requires only compatible hardware and access to the Web (many, but not all, Internet TV devices are Wi-Fi-compatible).