Indian Institute of Technology expands GPON network with Alphion

Alphion Corp. says that the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur will deploy Alphion’s GPON gear across its Kharagpur campus. The GPON infrastructure will link IIT Kharagpur’s departments, centers, schools, class rooms, and residences and for service deliver both from within the Kharagpur campus as well as the pan-India National Knowledge Network (NKN).

Alphion Corp. says that the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur will deploy Alphion’s GPON gear across its Kharagpur campus. The GPON infrastructure will link IIT Kharagpur’s departments, centers, schools, class rooms, and residences and for service deliver both from within the Kharagpur campus as well as the pan-India National Knowledge Network (NKN).

“IIT Kharagpur is very excited to work with Alphion on the expansion of our access network” said Professor Damodar Acharya, director, IIT Kharagpur. “The Alphion GPON solution will allow us to provide a wide spectrum of broadband services in the Kharagpur campus including tele-education, Internet, cable video, IPTV, telephony, campus security, and WiFi hotspots. This optical fiber network connects to all hostels, enables WiFi hot spot connectivity, will be used to video stream courseware to students, and provides coverage to 30,000 people.”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to expand our GPON network solution on the IIT Kharagpur campus” commented Dr. Bharat P. Dave, Alphion chairman, president, and CEO. “The initial pilot program, deployed in 2009, demonstrated the capability of our GPON technology to deliver world-class network services. This new campus-wide deployment will extend the network to cover existing and new housing, classrooms, office space, and open areas.”

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