At the outset, the optical fibre cables industry is at an inflection point and is poised for bigger growth trajectory after the adverse pandemic conditions which played a major havoc the way businesses are being done. Global requirement for optical fibre cables is also increasing with the new roll-out plans from all telecom operators across the world.
In India, already, the government has announced its intention to cover the entire country with the optical fibre cables network and preparations are going on in terms of coming out with big ticket tenders for the roll-out of the network with proper criteria driven, BharatNet project implementation by the government, which is the backbone for the ambitious Digital India mission.
The BharatNet project implementation on a pan-India basis is definitely going to give tremendous impetus for the optical fibre cables industry in terms of requirement of huge volume of cable thereby uplifting the entire ecosystem into a robust growth path in the medium to long term.
Further, the government through TRAI has come up with consultative paper for its upcoming 5G spectrum auctions which is slated to be held in the current year of 2022 with the roll-out of 5G services is scheduled to happen during mid of 2023. This introduction of new state-of-the-art 5G communication technologies in mobile communication networks is definitely going to consume very high fibre count optical fibre cables which are going to be the building block of high dense and very high speed applications. The volume of optical fibre cables present in the ground as of now for 4G technology, is going to increase by 4-5 times, to have an effective 5G technology implementation when it gets introduced in the market after the proper stand-alone or non stand-alone network deployment by the telecom operators.
Another major boost for the optical fibre cables industry is the fiberization of the telecom cell sites which is also going to increase in a big way to cater to the needs of the 5G mobile communication technology. As a matter of fact, the current fiberization level of around 32 percent has to reach the levels of more than 85 percent to have an effective 5G mobile communication network implementation when used by the subscribers for faster data upload and download experience.
As a leading player in the telecom industry, MP Birla Group, with its Group Companies – Birla Cable Ltd. (Formerly Birla Ericsson Optical Ltd.), Vindhya Telelinks Ltd., Universal Cables Ltd., Birla Furukawa Fibre Optics Pvt. Ltd. and Birla Visabeira Pvt. Ltd. are all poised to contribute in a big way in terms of offering complete end to end solutions to all the upcoming government driven projects and also to private telecom operators.
As the MP Birla Group is equipped to supply huge volume of optical fibre cables with its large capacities available in its various manufacturing facilities in India along with its robust project implementation divisions with its superior skills and credentials by way of its stellar past experience of executing large telecom infrastructure projects in offering complete services (survey, design, supply, erection, installation, testing and commissioning of optical fibre cables network along with operations and maintenance services).
One of our MP Birla Group Company – Vindhya Telelinks Ltd. apart from its huge Manufacturing and Services portfolio, also offers large scale optical fibre cables bandwidth/fibre capacity to the telcos by deploying company owned IP-1 network (Carriers’ carrier – with huge availability of dark fibres which can be lit up based on the requirement from telcos) with complete O&M services as well.