Gurugram optical fiber intracity project to cater to city’s communication needs

Fri, 2020-07-17 16:35 -- SCC India Staff

Gurugram optical fiber

Sterlite Power, a leading global player in power transmission, has completed its Gurugram Smart City project for creating an intracity fiber network for the city’s communication needs. The company’s Convergence Business had entered a PPP (Public-Private Partnership) agreement with GMDA (Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority) to build, manage and maintain the fiber network in Gurugram sub city 2 for 21 years.

In this project, Sterlite Power has installed four underground ducts that carry fibers connecting all the bus stops, schools, police stations, government buildings along with various private buildings. Two ducts among these 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 Geographic Information System (GIS) along with an integrated fiber monitoring system for proactive monitoring as well as preventive and corrective maintenance.

This PPP has created a world-class optical fiber infrastructure to place Gurugram smart city at par with global standards. It provides fiber connectivity to GMDA’s ICCC (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 one of the leading providers of best-in-class dark fiber solutions in the country utilizing its highly reliable OPGW network. The increasing demand for data has received another surge due to the work from home and learn from home arrangements in the pandemic situation, which is becoming the new normal. With future technologies like 5G, IoT, M2M communications, development of intra-city fiber infrastructure turns out to be critical which will enable Telcos, ISPs, MSOs with superior fiber for FTTX. With Sterlite Power’s expertise in designing, deploying, and maintaining Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) and All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) fiber networks, we aim to provide best-in-class communication infrastructure and solutions by creating the most reliable network.

Sterlite Power is a leading global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects of over 13,670 circuit kms and 24,800 MVA in India and Brazil. With an industry-leading portfolio of power conductors, EHV cables and OPGW, Sterlite Power also offers solutions for upgrading, uprating and strengthening existing networks. The company has set new benchmarks in the industry by use of cutting-edge technologies and innovative financing. Sterlite Power is also the sponsor of IndiGrid, India’s first power sector Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT), listed on the BSE and NSE. Sterlite Power has been recognized with prestigious global awards from S&P Global Platts and International Project Management Association ().