All villages will be linked with Wi-Fi through GramNet soon

  1. During the 36th Foundation Day celebrations of Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT),the government has said that it is committed to providing Wi-Fi in all the villages through GramNet.
  2. GramNet is a part of National Broadband Mission to secure universal broadband access.It aims at connecting all key rural development institutions with speed of 10 Mbps upgradeable upto 100 Mbps.
  3. C-DOT has also launched three innovations during Foundation Day Celebrations which are (1)C-Sat-Fi (C-DOT Satellite WiFi) (2)XGS PON (10 G Symmetrical Passive Optical Network) and (3)C-DOT’s Interoperable Set Top Box (CiSTB).
  4. C-Sat-Fi is based on the optimal utilization of wireless and satellite communication to extend connectivity to the remote islands and difficult terrains. 
  5. XGSPON is an effective solution to fulfil the rapidly increasing demands of high network speeds for applications like IPTV, HD Video Streaming, Online Gaming and other cloud based services. 
  6. CiSTB is based on a portable smart card like a mobile SIM, this solution will revolutionize the experience of the Cable TV operators by offering them a high degree of choice, ease and convenience without having to replace the once installed set up box(STB). 
  7. C-DOT was established in 1984 as an autonomous Telecom R&D centre of DoT,Govt. of India.It is a registered society under the Societies Registration Act,1860. 
  8. It is also registered public funded research institution with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research(DSIR),Ministry of Science &Technology,Government of India.