India to launch Andhra Pradesh Fibre Grid project

Wednesday 27 December 2017 | 17:20 CET | News
India’s President Ram Nath Kovind will launch the Andhra Pradesh Fibre Grid project on 27 December. Dubbed ‘Triple Play 2 Services’, the fibre grid project is designed to provide internet, TV and telephone services to more than 100,000 households in the Andhra Pradesh state for a monthly fee of INR 149, The Indian Express reports, citing Chandrasekhar Reddy, media adviser to the energy, infrastructure and investment department. Following the project launch, fibre grid connections would be available to around 100,000 households with connectivity in 55 villages.

“While the internet services would be available at a very high speed of 15 Mbps to 100 Mbps, the television services would provide infotainment with 250 plus channels, and the telephone services would be completely rental-free. It is going to herald a unique technology revolution in the state”, Reddy also said.

Through the fibre grid, the Andhra Pradesh government plans to provide state-wide surveillance, using more than 20,000 closed-circuit cameras and 16 integrated district command control and data centres, Reddy added. “It will power digital classrooms in over 4,000 government schools and offer telemedicine services at over 6,000 public health centres. It will power the smart cities initiative”, he said.

According to Reddy, also as part of the project, cloud-based virtual classroom systems wil be deployed using the fibre grid to enhance learning skills and knowledge through digital and multimedia content in 4,678 government high schools across Andhra Pradesh in a phased manner.

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