Prime Minister laid out the vision in August 2020, to connect every village in the country with Optical Fibre Cables in 1,000 days. To achieve this vision, the cables would have to be laid at nearly 3.6 times the current speed, up from the existing average of 350 kilometres a day to over 1,251 kilometres a day. The FTTH connections in India grew from 0.7 million in 2014 to 4 million in 2020, and it is forecast to reach 10 million by 2025. Covid-19 and the ensuing lockdown opened the flood gates in terms of demand for data as work from home (WFH) became a reality. India’s data consumption at home grew at a scorching pace with demand on OTT and VoD platforms rising compared to what it was during pre-Covid times, with expectations of higher and faster growth. Acknowledging the great importance of Fiberisation to enable the high-quality ‘Broadband for All’ initiative by the Indian Government, Bharat Exhibitions is pleased to present the 5th successive edition of FTTH India Summit 2022 scheduled to take place on 4th May 2022 at Hotel Shangri-La New Delhi. Broadband India Forum (BIF) has agreed to be the Knowledge Partner and will extend its fullest support and endorsement for the event, like in previous editions.
The FTTH India Virtual Summit 2022 will discuss the importance of fiber optics development for digital economic transformation, explain how a digital economy is beneficial to improve the living standards of Indians, and discuss ways to speed up the fiber infrastructure coverage, quality of fibre laid, boost ICT digital services and business The summit also intends to inform the public and the industry alike about the importance of FTTH in enhancing India’s digital economy and the necessity of speeding up fiber rollouts and adoption. FTTH technology, which offers advantages like high bandwidth capacity and the delivery of high speed, high quality and multi-play services (data, voice and video) through a single channel, presents a strong business opportunity for infra players, telecom service providers and multiple benefits to consumers as well.
The summit attracts government bodies, regulators, telecoms/mobile network operators, cable TV network operators, broadband service providers, consultants, investment firms, and solution providers – in short, anyone involved in deploying fiber to the home. It promises the opportunity to gain fresh insights and unrivalled access to high-level, hard-to-reach decision-makers.