Sterlite Optical Technologies Ltd., India’s only global provider and integrated manufacturer of optical fiber today announced that it has commenced manufacture of ADSL2+ Modems at its facility in Aurangabad.
Sterlite’s range of wired and wireless modems were developed in-house and the manufacturing unit has an annual installed capacity of 1.5 Million modems.
Sterlite has received an educational order from BSNL for 3000 units of its SAM100 ADSL 2+ Modem, designed for single-user residential application. All Sterlite modems comply with ITU-T G.922.1, G.922.3, G.922.5 and IEEE 802.11b/g international standards. As an extension to the Company’s Access Business - Sterlite’s ADSL 2+ Modems are available in four models that would cater to single-user and multi-user broadband needs for residential and commercial usage. These modems would initially be available to telecom incumbents, MSO’s and institutional buyers in India and the Company has firm plans to establish a significant market share in the exponentially growing broadband modems sector in India during FY 2007-08.
Says Pankaj Khanna, COO – Sterlite Optical Technologies, “We are very excited to be among the first companies to indigenously design and manufacture ADSL 2+ Modems in India. With our experience in technology development & manufacturing, that spans over 2 decades, the in-house development of our range of modems is yet another milestone for the Company. As an established Indian market leader for Optical Fibers & Telecom Cables, we believe that we would be able to leverage selling synergies for our modems.”
About Sterlite Optical Technologies Ltd
Sterlite Optical Technologies Limited is India’s leading global provider of Optical Fibers, Telecommunication Cables and Power Transmission Conductors. It is India's only fully integrated Optical Fiber producer and one of the largest suppliers of Optical Fibers to overseas markets in China, Europe and South East Asia.
Deloitte has nominated Sterlite Optical Technologies as the 6th Fastest Growing Technology Company in India in 2006. The Company is among the winners of the 'Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India & Fast 500 Asia Pacific Awards’ for 2005 & 2006.
Sterlite Optical Technologies is the only company to be awarded the 'Top Telecom Cables Company' in India, four times in the past five years, as per the annual V&D 100 Survey and is a winner of the ‘Amity Award for Corporate Excellence’, ‘ELCINA Award for R&D’ in 2006 & ‘IMC-RBNQA Commendation Certificate 2006 for Manufacturing’.