Government of India is choosing 2 cities from each state to develop them into Smart Cities. Towns being selected are those with a population of 500,000 to a million. Programme will be implemented as part of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
June 18, 2012 BSNL, Goa, is all set to roll out two advanced services in the state - IPTV (cable television on telephone line) and the GPON, a very high speed internet service through fibre-optic cable. BSNL deputy general manager Sujeet Kumar told TOI that for launching IPTV in Goa, the BSNL "network is ready and we can feed the service", but BSNL needs a franchisee to operate the service. Among other things, the franchisee will install the set top boxes for reception of the service. Viewers will have to buy the set-top boxes and then pay a monthly subscription charge ranging from 100 to 300. The IPTV service will have "video on demand" facility whereby viewers will be able to select and view any of the movies, educational programmes and other content from the IPTV library. Additionally, IPTV will also have "audio on demand" content for customers to choose from. The IPTV service, when launched in Goa, will have arrived a little late as DTH (direct-to-home dish TV) has already captured a sizeable portion of the market. There are apprehensions whether viewers will want to pay for another set top box. But Kumar said IPTV has some advantages. For example, IPTV's "video on demand" can be controlled by the viewer. In other services, the video is being played out at fixed hours and if the viewer misses a segment of the broadcast, he misses it totally. But in IPTV, the viewer can watch the video like he was watching a DVD. He can pause it, then re-start and re-watch it for the period it is available for viewing. Kumar said BSNL, Goa, was supposed to launch the service in October, 2010. But the franchisee backed out and the service had to be shelved. BSNL head office in Delhi is finalizing a new franchisee for Goa to operate the service. Kumar said BSNL has already launched IPTV in nearby Kolhapur, Pune, and many other cities like Nagpur, Jaipur and Bangalore. Another future generation service that BSNL is hoping to launch soon in Goa is GPON - a very high speed internet service through fibre optic cable to individual homes. While the existing broadband internet speed on copper telephone wires is about 8 mbps, GPON will give internet users blazing speeds of 100 mbps, Kumar said. "We have already installed the equipment in 13 of our exchanges. But our difficulty is to lay fibre optic cables into individual homes and flats because building residents don't allow us to lay the cables on walls where the cables will spoil the aesthetics," Kumar said, adding that with GPON, video downloads will be much faster and IPTV quality will be far superior. BSNL does not have a single GPON connection in Goa. But BSNL is already talking to building contractors in places like Dona Paula, Panaji and Socorro to install the fibre optic cables in their under-construction buildings. Kumar said that the price will be about 10% higher for the equivalent speed but customers do have the option for going for very high speed internet, which is now not available in broadband.
Lavasa Corp. Ltd, Cisco and Wipro today signed definitive agreements for Cisco to participate in MyCity Technologies Ltd, a company set up by Lavasa and Wipro last year to provide information and communications technology services in the new development of Lavasa City, India's first complete e-city. The strategic collaboration between the three companies, to build a next-generation intelligent sustainable community, is based on a shared vision of sustainable urbanization, the Cisco® Smart+Connected Communities initiative, and Wipro's ICT solutions and services. Lavasa City is free India's first and largest 'hill city' being developed by Lavasa, a part of HCC Group. MyCity Technology will use the strengths of the three companies to help make Lavasa City the first complete e-city in India. By planning, implementing and managing ICT services across Lavasa City, MyCity Technology aims to make Lavasa City one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world. As part of the collaboration, Cisco will partner with Wipro for the supply of ICT products and architecture and will propose the technology vision, products, services and solutions based on its Smart+Connected Communities initiative and service-delivery platform to help make Lavasa City a smart and sustainable city of the future. Cisco's Smart+Connected Communities vision is that the network as the platform can transform physical communities into connected communities and thereby achieve economic, social and environmental sustainability. A foundational, open-architecture platform, Cisco's service-delivery platform enables Cisco and its ecosystem to create and deploy new smart services and applications for citizens as well as people that manage and operate the community infrastructure. Wipro will provide its expertise in areas like city management services, e-governance, ICT infrastructure and value-added services, including proposing and implementing intelligent solutions for the home and digital lifestyles. Wipro will also design the detailed infrastructure for telecom services for governance, as well as solutions for the residents of Lavasa City and their visitors. Wipro will provide telecom-based services that will facilitate smart homes and buildings, including integrated building management systems, physical security requirements and other on-demand services. Mr. Wim Elfrink, chief globalisation officer and executive vice president, Cisco Services, said, "Cisco envisions a future where successful communities and cities will run on networked information enabling economic development, better city management and an improved quality of life for citizens. We are honoured to collaborate with Lavasa Corporation and Wipro to make Lavasa City economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. Cities and communities can be sustainable by embracing smart regulation and strategic public private partnerships with technology as an enabler. Everything connected to the network in these smart and connected communities can be greener, more intelligent and more secure."
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Case Study 1 – Content & CommunicationsGPON Networks & IPTV• Government Telecomms BSNL launching IPTV and GPON in Goa• BSNL has already launched IPTV in nearby Kolhapur, Pune, Nagpur, Jaipur and Bangalore and others.
Case Study 2: Building IntelligenceSmart Infrastructure• Smart Connected Communities to make Lavasa City the first complete e-city in India – collaboration between Wipro & Cisco• Infosys – Water, Waste and Energy Management solutions Infosys Hinjewadi, Pune