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DEMAND FOR PLB HDPE TELECOM DUCTS

A World Bank study has estimated that a 10% increase in broadband connectivity leads to 1.38% increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Broadband penetration in India at present is less than 2%. Government of India has approved the setting up of National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) on 25/10/2011 to provide connectivity to 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats of the country, which would ensure broadband connectivity with adequate bandwidth. This is to be achieved utilizing the existing optical fiber and extending it to the Gram Panchayats.

Broadband is a tool for improving the lives of people by providing affordable and equitable access to information and knowledge. For individuals, broadband has direct impact on their day to day life style. It can contribute towards increased trade and employment avenues.

Information and communication Technologies (ICT) applications such as e-Commerce, e-Banking, e-Governance, e-Education and Tele-medicine require high speed Internet connectivity. NOFN will facilitate this.

Government of India has approved on 25-10-2011 the setting up of National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) to provide connectivity to all the 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats(GPs) in the country. This would ensure broadband connectivity with adequate bandwidth. This is to be achieved utilizing the existing optical fiber and extending it to the Gram Panchayats.

Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), set up by the Government of India for the Establishment, Management and Operation of NOFN. BBNL has been incorporated as a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU)Company under Companies Act(1956). BBNL was incorporated on 25/02/2012.

NOFN has the potential to transform many aspects of our lives including video, data, internet, telephone services in areas such as education, business, entertainment, environment, health households and e-governance services. These services will be offered by TSPs/ISPs.

As per the above scheme to be implemented by a new Government Enterprise namely BBNL/NOFM to provide connectivity to 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats of the country for broadband connectivity. It is estimated that about 10 lacs Kms. Of PLB HDPE Telecom Duct will be required for Laying Optical Fibre Cables in the ducts underground converting thus 10 lacs Kms of PLB HDPE Telecom Ducts. Presently, there are only 25 existing manufacturers throughout the country where total production capacity is only 55,000 Kms. Besides the above requirement of BBNL and Enterprise of Govt. of India, there is heavy demand in Defense, Indian Navy, Indian Railways, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., ONGC and Private Sector by Broadband Width Services provider Reliance, JIO Communications Ltd., AIRTEL, IDEA, TATA Telecom. Their requirement of PLB Duct is equivalent to the BBNL requirement i.e. about 10 lacs Kms.

The National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2012 states the following:

Affordable and reliable broadband on demand by 2015.

Target of 175 Million Connection by 2017.

Target of 600 Million Connection by 2020 at minimum 2 mbps speed and higher speed upto 100 mbps on demand.

Recognize Telecom and BB connectivity as a basic necessity like education and health and work towards, " Right to Broadband".

Synergy between existing on-going and future Government programs viz e-Gov, e- Panchayat, MGNREGA, NKN, Aakash, etc. and Broadband roll-out and sharing of infrastructure.

Broadband is a tool for improving the life of people by providing affordable and equitable access to information and knowledge. For individuals, broadband has direct impact on their day to day life style and behavior. For states, it enormously contributes towards trade and generation of employment.

Panchayat Management - Gram sabha meetings, village records, updating of citizen databases effective performance monitoring of Panchayats

Community Participation - Intra-village, Intra-district sharing of practices and resources Communication with Block, and District.

Knowledge Dissemination - Sharing of Agricultural practices, productivity techniques Small enterprises, Vocational learning.

Delivery of Citizen Services - Delivery of services including Health, Education and Finance, etc. Single point of Government to citizen interaction for Centrally sponsored/Central sector/ State sponsored schemes Grievance redressal.

Developmental planning - Road, transportation and power connectivity knowledge connectivity in the form of good educational & training institutions Provision of drinking water and up-gradation of existing health facilities Market connectivity to enable farmers to get the best prices for their produce.

National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) to provide connectivity to 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats. GPON is known as Gigabit Passive Optical Network technology. A Passive Optical Network (PON) is a network architecture that brings fiber cabling and signals to the home using a point-to-multipoint scheme that enables a single optical fiber to serve multiple premises. Encryption maintains data security in this shared environment. The architecture uses passive (unpowered) optical splitters, reducing the cost of equipment compared to point-to-point architectures.

The GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) standard differs from other PON standards in that it achieves higher bandwidth and higher efficiency using larger, variable-length packets. GPON offers efficient packaging of user traffic, with frame segmentation allowing higher quality of service (QoS) for delay-sensitive voice and video communications traffic. It has been estimated that incremental OFC of 2km/Gram Panchayat has to be laid. Thus a total of 5,00,000 km of OFC are likely to be laid under NOFN. BSNL, RailTel and PGCIL have been assigned the execution work by BBNL. BSNL, RailTel, PGCIL, C-DOT, TCIL and NIC are working with BBNL on the NOFN Project. The funding of the project is from USOF.