ITI launches DWDM equipment for first optical network

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 30 September 2002, 07:00 Hrs   |    7 Comments
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BANGALORE: Indian Telephone Industries, the countries largest telecom equipment company announced Monday that company had launched Dense wave digital multiplexing (DWDM) equipment, which formed the country’s first national backbone optical network.

Formed as five interconnected rings linking all major cities and covering 10, 000 kilometers of route length, the uniqueness of the product provides for integration of 32 synchronized transfer mode (STM)- 16 streams to accommodate more than 135 lakh voice channels in the network.

The company also announced a record production of Rs 2458 crore during the year 2001-02 enabling “ITI to register a growth of 12 percent despite a sluggish market environment,” the company claimed in the official release.

Addressing shareholders at the 52nd annual general meeting of the company, chairman and managing director Lakshmi Menon said the company’s primacy in the telecom equipment market in India is ample proof of the company’s resolve to be a market leader.

ITI supplied 8 Lakh circuits of long distance trunk automatic exchange equipment, 2100 KL of switching equipment, 260KL of GSM and 136KL of CDMA-WLL, among others.

“The double digit growth being witnessed in both fixed and cellular phones is a favorable pointer that the country would achieve its targeted teledensity of 7/100 by 2005. The Indian telecom industry is poised for a change in not only numbers but also the way it operates,” Menon said.

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