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Breaking News AP FiberNet project launch and cable TV biz

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    Multi-system operators (MSOs) will be keeping a close watch on how Andhra Pradesh’s ambitious FiberNet project is taking shape.

    Though the AP FiberNet project is restricted to Andhra Pradesh, it could impact the businesses of the MSOs if other state governments across the country come out with a similar plan. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has launched the AP FiberNet project that will provide internet at a speed of 15 mbps, WiFi, a telephone connection and 250 cable television channels (using a triple-play set-top box) for a total price of Rs 149 per month.

    The set-top box, worth Rs 4,000, is being provided for a monthly installment of Rs 99. The project has been launched in Mori, a tiny village under Sakhinetipalli mandal in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

    All the 1189 households in the village with a population of 4500 have thus become fully digital. The three services are being provided in the village now on a trial run. In order to provide these connections, the government set up Andhra Pradesh State FiberNet Ltd (APSFL).

    “Mori is the first Smart village in the country to achieve 100% digital literacy.

    The Government would put its efforts to change all villages into Smart villages in a phased manner,” Naidu announced on the occasion.

    The State government has ordered for 1 million triple play boxes for expanding the AP Fibre Grid services across the state.

    As reported earlier by TelevisionPost.com, the state government of Andhra Pradesh’s AP fibre grid project will help MSOs and local cable operators (LCOs) set up a multi-tenanted digital cable headend that can be utilised as “infrastructure as a service and platform as a service”.

    The move is expected to help operators to apply for digital addressable system (DAS) licence and sustain their areas of operations.

    Andhra Pradesh has 800+ MSOs and 9,000+ LCOs across 13 districts serving 1.3 million subscribers. The commissioning of AP fibre grid will enable the MSOs and LCOs to utilise network infrastructure and to take part in this project.

    The work to lay 24-core ADSS optical fibre cable for a length of around 22,000 km over electrical poles is in progress.

    As many as 2,449 points of presence (PoPs) will be set up at identified electrical substations to house the electronics.

    The laying of underground fibre for a length of around 60,000 km will be under Phase II in association with the central government.

    Read more at: http://www.televisionpost.com/cable/ap-fibernet-project-launch-and-cable-tv-biz/ | TelevisionPost.com
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