HFCL completes OFC connectivity of Gram Panchayats in Jharkhand


HFCL Limited (HFCL), a telecom equipment, fiber optic cables manufacturer and technology provider, has announced the successful completion of laying optical fiber cable (OFC) in the state of Jharkhand under the Government of India’s prestigious BharatNet Project.

HFCL has completed connectivity of 1,789 Gram Panchayats through GPON network wherein 7,765 kms of OFC network has been laid out thereby providing Broadband connectivity to all the Gram Panchayats of Jharkhand.

Despite tough terrains and other challenges in the State, Jharkhand has become the first State in the Country to provide connectivity to all the Gram Panchayats of the State under State-led model of BharatNet Programme of the Government of India. It is a proud moment for HFCL that it executed this high quality network with precision and speed. To ensure continuous high quality Broadband services to the people of the State, HFCL will operate and maintain this network for next 8 years.

It is noteworthy that HFCL had also completed Broadband connectivity by deploying 7,869 Kms of OFC network connecting 3,209 Gram Panchayats with GPON network in the State of Punjab. Apart from deploying network in Punjab & Jharkhand, HFCL is also supplying fiber optic cables in Maharashtra, Telangana and Chhattisgarh under BharatNet project.

BharatNet is a flagship mission implemented by Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) wherein the Government of India through the Department of Telecom had created a strategic plan for providing broadband connectivity to 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats in India on optical fiber cable with a minimum of 100 Mbps speed.

Speaking on this achievement, Mahendra Nahata, MD, HFCL said, “We are delighted to announce successful completion of creating premium quality OFC network and making Jharkhand the first State in the State-led model of BharatNet Programme of Government of India to complete Broadband connectivity to all the Gram Panchayats of the State. HFCL is proud to have executed this high quality OFC network which will serve the rural population of the State of Jharkhand for many years to come. HFCL is fully committed to continue to serve with more such projects with high quality, precision and speed.”

HFCL Limited is a technology enterprise engaged in manufacturing of high-end Transmission and Access Equipment, Optical Fiber, Optical Fiber Cables (OFC) and is specialized in setting up modern communication network for Telecom Service Providers, Railways and Defence.

The Company has state-of-the-art Optical Fiber and Optical Fiber Cable manufacturing plants at Hyderabad, Optical Fiber Cable manufacturing plant in Goa and in its subsidiary i.e. HTL Limited at Chennai along with FRP and ARP Rod manufacturing plant in its subsidiary at Hosur.

The Company’s in-house Centre for Excellence in Research located at Gurgaon & Bengaluru along with invested R&D Houses and other collaborators at different locations in India and abroad, innovate futuristic range of technology products and solutions.

Some of the newly developed products through R&D are Wi-Fi Systems, Unlicensed Band Radios, Switches, Electronic Fuses, Electro-optic devices, and Video Management Systems. There is a suite of products under development, which include Software Defined Radios, Routers, PON, 5G Transport and Radio products, Wi-Fi 6 access points, Point-to-multipoint Radios and Ground Surveillance Radars among others.