Telecom service providers are quickly moving to maximise the number of services they offer to a single customer via a bundled offering. Technologies such as VoIP, IPTV and broadband are becoming commonplace. As bundled services and technologies are deployed, telecom service providers are realising that their original networks, designed to efficiently deliver a single service, are stressed and they are looking at various alternatives to offer desired services.

Increasingly, telecom service providers are finding that deploying the fibre all the way to the customer enables network future proofing, network reliability, reduced operating expenses and enhanced revenue opportunities. The industry refers to this technology as Fibre To The Home (FTTH).

FTTH refers to a telecommunication system based on fibre optic cables and associated optical electronics for delivery of multiple advanced services such as landline, broadband internet and television to homes and businesses. FTTH is a “future safe” technology with its virtually unlimited bandwidth coupled with long reach. It dramatically increases the broadband speeds available to consumers compared with current technologies and is affordable.

The FTTH technology is superior in several parameters including its design. It is lightweight, thin, and more durable than the copper cable. Its small size makes it easier to handle, and it takes up much less space in cabling ducts.

Fibre typically costs less to maintain, and eliminates the need to re-cable for higher network performance.

In this fast paced world consumers are looking at FTTH technology to keep them connected - everywhere. Tata Docomo is one amongst the pioneers in providing FTTH which runs on state-of-the-art Gigabit Passive Optical Networking, known as the GPON technology.

Apartments benefit

Tata Docomo has already launched this service in over 125 apartments/gated communities in the city. This brings value and convenience to home owners. A new concept of Automated Property and Smart, Intelligent Connected homes across India has been launched which will revolutionise people’s lifestyles going forward.

The initial phase of launch covers six clusters that include the IT corridor of Electronic City, Whitefield, Marathahalli, Sarjapur Road, Bannergatta Road and Yelahanka and proposes to cover over 30,000 high-end residential units. Residential complexes such as SJR Equinox Apartment-Electronic City; Ajmera Infinity- Electronic City; Brigade Metropolis-Whitefield; Purva Riviera-Marathahalli have embraced the FTTH technology offered by Tata Docomo.