Sterlite Power has completed its Gurugram Smart City project for creating an intracity fibre network for the city’s communication needs. The company’s convergence business had entered a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement with Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) to build, manage and maintain the fibre network in Gurugram sub city 2 for 21 years.

In this project, Sterlite Power has installed four underground ducts that carry fibres connecting all the bus stops, schools, police stations, government buildings along with various private buildings. Two ducts among these are dedicated to Gurugram smart city’s operation and the other two can be commercially used by communication service providers. The entire route is updated through geographic information system (GIS) along with an integrated fibre monitoring system for proactive monitoring as well as preventive and corrective maintenance.

This public-private partnership has created a world-class optical fibre infrastructure to place Gurugram smart city at par with global standards. It provides fibre connectivity to GMDA’s integrated command and control centre (ICCC) which served as Gurugram’s COVID-19 war room for distribution of food and relief material.

Sterlite Power’s Convergence Business unit is one of the leading providers of best-in-class dark fibre solutions in the country utilising its highly reliable Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) network. The increasing demand for data has received another surge due to the work from home and learn from home arrangements in the pandemic situation, which is becoming the new normal. With future technologies like 5G, IoT, M2M communications, development of intra-city fibre infrastructure turns out to be critical which will enable telcos, ISPs, MSOs with superior fibre for FTTX. With its expertise in designing, deploying, and maintaining OPGW and all-dielectric self-supporting (ADSS) fibre networks, Sterlite Power aims to provide best-in-class communication infrastructure and solutions by creating the most reliable network.