The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is focused on finding new opportunity in building data networks and alternate way of connecting people.
Indian government is set to explore novel technology for transmitting internet data using power cables that are used for electricity transmission, as per officials from TRAI. Neena Pahuja, Director General ERNET India, said: “We can use different alternatives like the vast network of power cable lines to send data, although not high-speed internet, but data at nominal speeds to at least provide a basic level of internet connectivity in those areas where broadband or mobile/wireless internet penetration is still very low. That’s the kind of convergence we have already begun working on.”
According to R S Sharma, the chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), there are huge opportunity in building data networks and need to look at alternate way of connecting people. He stated: “Fiber is just one way and not the only way of establishing connectivity. When we talk about taking internet and broadband to the remoter regions of the country, we need to explore other alternatives too. Cable TV, for instance, can be one of the most efficient ways of taking internet to the farther corners of India, and we can learn a lot of from some of the most successful internet and television companies of the world.”
The government is planning to open various channels such as satellites, cable, or wireless, in order to meet the prevailing challenges for building an interconnected country. This initiative will serve to open new avenues to the target plan.