Modi’s Digital India: Here is how Mahendra Nahata- Managing Director, HFCL is contributing

Domestic telecom gear maker HFCL is a diverse telecom infrastructure enabler with active interest spanning telecom infrastructure development.

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New Delhi: The backbone of Internet makes it possible for the people to stay connected via the web across the globe, and most of it is made of fiber optic cables. Fiber optic Internet may seem like brand new technology, but it has actually been around since the early days of the Internet.

Domestic telecom gear maker HFCL is a diverse telecom infrastructure enabler with active interest spanning telecom infrastructure development.

The Company is uniquely positioned to contribute in Government’s major initiatives towards achieving pan India connectivity through ‘BharatNet – National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)’ and ‘Rural Wireline Broadband Scheme’ programmes.

Mahendra Nahata- Managing Director, HFCL in his interview  to ET Now highlighted the journey of HFCL in the telecom industry.

HIGHLIGHTING THE JOURNEY OF HFCL IN THE TELECOM INDUSTRY

Mahendra Nahata said, that HFCL have been in the telecom industry for more than two and a half decades now. They have been predominantly an equipment manufacturers

He said that HFCL has made its journey from equipment manufacturers to producers of fibre optics cable in a big way.

Talking about HFCL’s business module he said:It purchases equipment’s from others, consolidating it with its own equipment and delivers it as a complete solution. HFCL provides customized solutions and competitive products in the telecommunication sector.”

CHANGES WITNESSED IN THE TELECOM INDUSTRY

HFCL Managing Director Mahendra Nahata said:  “The earlier players did not upgrade their technology and they left the space open for the new players to come in and introduce new technology which was done by Reliance Jio. They came up with 4G technology which was capable of providing huge data connectivity to the customers as a result of that kind of technology and that kind of capacity which was created by Jio.

Prices went down drastically. Not that the Jio is loosing money, its earning money, but is still able to provide services to its customers at a very reasonable price.”

REASON BEHIND RELIANCE JIO SCALING UP INDIA’S POSITION IN DATA CONSUMPTION

When asked about Reliance Jio scaling up in India’s position in data consumption, he said, “It is because of its services that the technology adoption has been very good for 4G. As a result, most of the subscribers have migrated, prices have come down. In terms of data connectivity, India has become one of the largest internet consumers in the world.”

“We have to change our technology to suit the current requirement from networks worldwide.”-Mahendra Nahata

“Increase in the use of 4G has positively impacted the production of fibre optic cables.”-Mahendra Nahata

HFCL has helped JIO to roll out their network in North India.

EYE ON HFCL’S TAKE ON DISRUPTION IN TECHNOLOGY

Talking about HFCL’S contribution he said that they are focusing on:

    • Staying updated with the change in technology
    • Also, designing newer equipment
    • To have a greater and larger view, they visit different exhibition
    • Not only staying updated with the new technology in the market but also understanding it

“Innovation is a necessity in Telecom, if not innovated you will die”- Mahendra Nahata

Government Projects

HFCL provides single window solution for telecom and OFC projects; offering design, equipment supply, installation, system integration, operation and maintenance services. As a solutions expert in telecommunication and related infrastructure domain, the Company is now leveraging its inherent strengths in addressing complex needs of emerging sectors, such as Defence, Homeland Security, Railway Communication and Signaling and also Smart City Projects.

Widespread adoption of fibre optic

He said, there are a number of compelling reasons that lead to the widespread adoption of fibre optic cabling for telecommunications applications.

  • It is preferred as it provides a much lower levels of signal loss effect
  • The Fibre optic cable provides a much higher bandwidth allowing more data to be delivered as compared to others.
  • It is  much lighter than the coaxial cables that might otherwise be used.
  • Also, the cables do not suffer from stray interference pickup that occurs with coaxial cabling

IS HFCL READY TO EMBRACE THE 5G STORM?

HFCL Managing Director Mahendra Nahata said: “Fibre optic cables are prepared for the 5G Storm.”

Talking on Government regulations, he said: “Lesser the regulation, better the prospects of the growth in the telecom industry.”

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