Leading Indian Wi-Fi brand IO by HFCL Limited, has announced the launch of its Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenWiFi compliant Access Points. TIP is a global community of companies and organisations that are driving infrastructure solutions to advance global connectivity. The TIP OpenWiFi platform will ensure plug and play interoperability across multiple vendors resulting in a faster roll out of features. HFCL has been working very closely with TIP to develop cost effective open source powered access points and wireless controllers to extend the reach and accelerate the growth of high-speed broadband services across the world.
HFCL is also collaborating with a few leading core solutions providers, to offer IO Outdoor and Indoor TIP OpenWiFi compliant access points for PM-WANI deployments. PM–WANI is an Indian Government’s public Wi-Fi project, aimed at deploying millions of Wi-Fi hotspots and provide affordable high-speed Internet to everyone in the Country. Relying on its indigenously developed secure Wi-Fi solutions, along with TIP OpenWiFi integration, HFCL aims to create a robust and interoperable Wi-Fi network integrated with third party captive portal and AAA solutions for the use and benefit of users across the country.
VVDN Technologies, a premier product engineering and manufacturing company, has been the preferred technology manufacturing partner of HFCL for Making in India all of HFCL’s Wi-Fi and unlicensed band radio solutions.
HFCL strongly believes that using TIP OpenWiFi, together with the government of India ambitious BharatNet initiative, would augment broadband uptake in every part of India.
“Our vision to connect the unconnected has further been strengthened with TIP OpenWiFi compliance for our IO Indoor and Outdoor Access Points. It will enable us to extend our reach globally and offer open source powered Wi-Fi solutions interoperable with other TIP compliant provider products thereby helping faster, cost effective, and plug and play deployments”, said Mahendra Nahata, managing director, HFCL Limited.
“To be successful, true disaggregation of a network technologies requires a range of approaches and form factors, provided by a range of industry suppliers. On behalf of TIP, we are excited to have HFCL as a member of the TIP OpenWiFi ecosystem,” said David Hutton, chief engineer, TIP.