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New Delhi, January 5, 2022 – HFCL Limited (HFCL), leading telecom equipment manufacturer and technology provider, has announced powering its network offerings with Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Analytics, partnering with Aprecomm, the leading AI-powered Wi-Fi analytics technology provider. Having successfully deployed and tested the AI based solution in its PM-WANI deployments, the Company now plans to integrate these analytics capabilities for a wider range of its products and solutions. Henceforth, HFCL’s entire IO product portfolio will have seamlessly integrated AI-powered network analytics, enhancing the experience for network service providers as well as the end users.

With enhanced AI powered analytics, HFCL’s wireless solutions ensure a consistent and optimal wireless network performance by monitoring customer experience on a real time basis and automatically calibrate the Wi-Fi network parameters through its cloud management platform cNMS. The automatic network optimization in real time is achieved using Aprecomm’s VWE AI engine duly integrated in all HFCL IO Wi-Fi products.

The network operators and administrators get a well-equipped dashboard covering a range of network parameter analytics including event analysis, deployment assist, measure user index, measure user experience through correlation, insights, etc.  The newly added feature will help HFCL enable all their customers – Carrier, Enterprise, and Service Provider – to offer enhanced connectivity experience to millions of end users.

HFCL has already deployed this solution in all its PM-WANI deployments, monitoring thousands of clients on daily basis and enabling any issue resolution with a click of a button. It has ensured enhanced Quality of experience (QoE) using Aprecomm Evolv engine, which provides AI suggestions to resolve deployment issues that otherwise require human intervention. HFCL plans to offer this AI solution to its existing customer for over 100K existing deployments and plans to make it available for all its new customers by default.

Speaking about the collaboration Mr. Mahendra Nahata, Managing Director, HFCL said, “I am elated with the partnership with Aprecomm. Integration of Aprecomm’s AI-powered solutions to our platform enables HFCL to offer enhanced user experience with added reliability and security to our customers. This partnership will help us to build resilient networks for people worldwide in all kinds of deployments. We are looking forward to expand this integration to even our switching portfolio.”

Mr. Jitendra Chaudhary, Executive President, HFCL commented, “We are glad to empower all our existing and future customers with an added level of network experience, reliability and security with the AI based networking. We strongly believe this will bring a new revolution in quality of experience for end users.”

“Having reliable Internet connectivity has become extremely essential in today’s world. Programs like PM-WANI are driving us closer to this dream. Network Intelligence and Self-Management will play vital roles with this Increased Connectivity. We are very pleased to partner with HFCL and bring this intelligence to their Wi-Fi portfolio and beyond”, added Pramod Gummaraj, Co-Founder and CEO, Aprecomm.

“Wi-Fi deployments are quite agile and are constantly changing, managing them has always posed the greatest challenge among enterprise networks. HFCL APs by integrating Aprecomm VWE is now able to correlate and curate terabytes of data on these networks, providing real-time insights and recommendations, making the customers Wi-Fi network more fluid.” says Guharajan Sivakumar, Co-Founder & CTO, Aprecomm.

About HFCL
HFCL Limited is a leading 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.

Visit www.hfcl.com for more information.

About Aprecomm
Aprecomm is an industry game-changer with an AI-enabled Software Stack to understand Customer Wi-Fi Experience. Aprecomm offers cloud-based automated solutions to enhance Wi-Fi performance.

 

For further details please contact:

HFCL Limited

Manoj Baid/Amit Agarwal

Email:

[email protected]

[email protected]

Contact: 011 3520 9400

Adfactors PR

Poonam Saney Makhija/ Shivangi Sinha

Email:

[email protected]

[email protected]

Contact: 9819004968/ 9836643500

New Delhi, December 27, 2021
HFCL Limited (HFCL), a leading innovation led telecom enterprise has been recognized as the ‘Trusted Source’ by National Security Council Secretariat (Trusted Telecom Cell), a part of National Security Council who advises the Prime Minister’s Office on matters of national security and strategic interest. With this approval, HFCL has become the ‘Trusted Source’ for all Indian Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) for sourcing their telecom active network products and infrastructure and has become one of the few companies alongwith Ericsson, Cisco, Nokia, Tejas to have received the ‘trusted sources’ approval in the Country.

The Government launched Trusted Telecom Portal in June 2021 under the Cyber Wing of the NSCS to bring enhanced supervision and effective control over nationwide telecom networks. The development has come following the Government’s efforts to ensure security of telecom networks, especially with fifth generation (5G) service on the anvil. To address the perineal problem of increase in cyberattacks, intelligence gathering, which comes, laced with the growth in data consumption, the Government of India announced the directives which mandated the Indian TSPs  to  connect their networks only on those new devices designated as ‘Trusted Products’ from ‘Trusted Sources’. Trusted Products are products whose critical components and the products themselves are sourced from Trusted Sources. The TSPs are required to log into the Trusted Telecom Portal of the Government of India and clearly highlight their vendors and sources which should be from the government approved list of the ‘Trusted Products’ and ‘Trusted Sources’.

Over the last three decades, HFCL has been serving the telecom sector with its innovative, customized products and solutions. In the last few years, HFCL has emerged as an OEM into new-age telecom products and solutions such as next generation carrier Wi-Fi, Point-to-point Radios in various frequency bands, L2 and L3 switches and these made in India products have already been deployed in India and abroad. HFCL with its recent foray in 5G transport and radio product development, intends to address the ever-growing need for ubiquitous and affordable data connectivity. Backed by strong innovation capabilities and investment in R&D, HFCL is looking to expand its portfolio of telecom products and supply its next generation products not only to Indian TSPs but also to global telecom players.

HFCL’s Promoter & Managing Director, Mr. Mahendra Nahata said, We are delighted to receive the approval as a ‘trusted source’ from NSCS and are fully committed to continue serving our TSP partners with our holistic range of products and services. The development will lead to cement HFCL’s position further in the Telecom sector thereby amplifying the growth opportunities for HFCL. Our inclusion in the selective list as one of the trusted source is a distinguished achievement and reinforces our commitment to delivering Make in India world-class products/solutions and contribute to further accelerating our Hon’ble  PM’s vision of an Atamnirbhar Bharat with greater zeal

About HFCL Limited:
HFCL Limited is a leading 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.

Visit www.hfcl.com for more information.
Visit: https://io.hfcl.com (product by HFCL)

For further details please contact:

HFCL Limited

 

Manoj Baid |Amit Agarwal

[email protected]

[email protected]

Phone: 011 3520 9400

Adfactors PR

 

Poonam Saney Makhija |Shivangi Sinha

[email protected]

[email protected]

Phone: 9819004968 | 9836643500

 

Wi-Fi 6E: Efficiently maneuvers between Wireless Bands, provides Gigabit speeds and extremely low latency. Opening of the 6 GHz, essentially, quadruples the amount of airwaves (14 additional 80MHz channels, and 7 additional 160MHz channels) available for routers and smart devices which translates to greater capacity, improved performance & use for diverse next-generation technology applications. Download our Infographic to know more. This infographic is authored by Anand Kumar, GM, sales, HFCL Ltd.

Given the growing popularity of smartphones and other Wi-Fi enabled devices, small and medium-sized businesses often face the challenge of managing their wireless networks effectively. With the ever-increasing penetration of the Internet for agile and digitally responsive companies, even smaller enterprises have started switching to cloud-based wireless access networks to ensure seamless internet connectivity for undisrupted business operations.

While traditional wireless access points worked like routers to create a local wireless network within a predefined radius, the next generation cloud-based wireless access points are significantly better and, in addition to ensuring seamless connectivity, offer a host of other benefits.

Given below are the top four benefits of switching to a Cloud Managed Wireless Network

Minimize the Cost; Maximize your Business

Cloud-managed wireless solutions can relieve your current IT resources by eliminating the need for any onsite wireless support, as it allows you to proactively discover and eliminate technical issues before it affects your workflow.

Minimal IT Support = Reduced IT Efforts

By offering a single point of management for installation, configuration, and diagnostics, cloud-managed wireless solutions come with a central interface that dramatically simplifies the challenge of handling dynamic networking needs with minimal help and support.

Improved Security

Network sensors, applications, and software work in tandem to identify rogue APIs and other complications and send auto alerts to isolate the issue when any problem is detected. It also automatically performs software updates to protect your critical business data.

Peerless Support

A cloud-based wireless network also minimizes the need for software upgrades and equipment maintenance as these are efficiently taken care of by the vendor.

Switching to a cloud-based wireless network can boost productivity, enhance network security and reduce IT expenses. With less downtime, superior IT support, and access to key analytics, you can achieve your business goals efficiently.

In conclusion

The benefits of using cloud-based access points are endless. If used optimally, it can even trump the benefits offered by conventional wireless access points for companies. It does not just keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of growing businesses but is also massively scalable. Are you wondering how to hook your business up with a network of class-leading cloud-managed Access Points? Fret not! Augment on the go with HFCL IO Networks’ Cloud Managed Access Points.

Wi-Fi 6 PENETRATING TRANSPORT ECOSYSTEM

Next-Gen Wi-Fi solutions are disrupting a growing number of industries, transportation included. The transportation industry is a vast ecosystem covering everything under the hood of transport, comprising rail, road, and air. With the help of efficient network connectivity offered by Wi-Fi 6, the transportation sector can shape passengers’ experience from before the journey with traveling management and e-ticketing to the departure point, baggage areas, security checks, and post-travel management hassle-free.

Wi-Fi 6 impact on transportation spluttered into a reality and in the future would continue to move through the gears and will completely transform the way we travel.

Wi-Fi 6- Driving the Future of Transportation

When it comes to transportation, wireless connectivity is more than an amenity. It has the potential to provide increased visibility and control over transportation systems. The low latency, high capacity, and reliability enhance the experience of how people travel with an efficient connectivity spectrum across our cities and much beyond.

  • Enhances operational efficiency
  • High availability of mission-critical services
  • Encourages staff collaboration
  • Simplifies network and device management
  • Real-time data collection
  • Improves safety and security

Wi-Fi 6 brings a closed focus on automation, data analytics, and digital transformation of the transportation industry to enhance the overall passenger experience.

With the advent of Wi-Fi 6 enabled solutions, the Internet spectrum will spark new opportunities for transportation innovation that would hinge upon access to
connectivity. Wi-Fi 6 brings the required experience to the customers while traveling, consisting of improved transfer speeds, impeccable performance, a wider area coverage, and longer battery life. It certainly paves a path for seaports, container terminals, airports, railways, logistic hubs, and warehouses to help drive their digital transformation initiatives.

Exclusive features of Wi-Fi 6 for the transportation industry

OFDMA enables more efficient channel use, reduces latency between Access Points that offer backward compatibility with legacy Wi-Fi standards.
1024 QAM encourages throughput by 25% and provides greater reliability in short distances.

Target Wake Time (TWT) removes the clutter of power consumption while extending the client battery life of mobile and IoT devices.
MU-MIMO, combined with beam-forming, supports up to eight client devices and provides greater network efficiency, focuses radio energy on specific users while ensuring optimal signal and reception reliability.

Improves operational efficiencies by simplifying the network and device management. It helps in connecting smart device networks from a single interface to boost safety and productivity.
Undoubtedly, safety and security concern looms mainly over the transportation sector, wherein transportation networks experience massive data exchange that makes the system vulnerable. Wi-Fi 6 comes with robust built-in security to address these challenges, helping the transportation sector stay in contact during emergencies without being hassled by security threats.

Wi-Fi 6 is the answer for transportation arcades such as airports and trains and other public and private transport modes. It will help in deploying advanced technology while offering high-quality connectivity for travellers and staff alike.

IO solutions aiding the transportation sector

IO brings a revolutionary set of Wi-Fi 6- enabled solutions to provide a simple, efficient enterprise-grade user experience for travellers and staff. Here’s a quick look at our solutions and how they are supporting the transport ecosystem relentlessly.

  • Location-based services with Wi-Fi 6 solutions are easy to access, helping to monitor locations, track people and transportation assets.
  • Monitoring IoT devices at airports, stations, and on roads to identify problems before they cause delays or accidents.
  • Our industrial-grade Access Points are designed for in-vehicle applications such as smart buses, public safety, and fleet management.
  • The network surveillance cameras offer real-time bidirectional video and audio transmissions, as well as data access functions.
  • Our outdoor Access Points come up with industrial-grade IP67 protection and water and dust resistance to offer for reliable operation even in harsh outdoor conditions.
  • Our solutions offer robust network connections to provide dependable critical communication networks for remote locations.

Our state-of-the-art Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) products provide more efficient high-density channel use and reduced latency between Access Points and client devices.

IO helps you keep your passengers connected while supercharging the customer experience to another level.

IO empowering connected transportation

IO brings an array of Wi-Fi solutions for trains, metros, airports, and other public and private transport forms. At IO, we provide a complete range of Wi-Fi solutions, including Access Points, Cloud Network Management System, and UBRs (for backhauling) to different sectors within transportation, such as:

  • Aviation
  • Rail
  • Roadways
  • Automotive vehicles

We can mention IO products here with images helping in transportation sector

Wi-Fi 6 for Aviation, Roadways & Railways

The breakthrough offered by Wi-Fi 6 in the Aviation sector enables navigation guides to personalized promotions, traveling status updates, automated ticketing, check-in, safety, security, and much beyond. This disrupting Wi-Fi allows passengers to get the benefits on their journey right from the departure point, baggage areas, and security check to post- travel engagement.

Wi-Fi 6 for the Automotive sector

With Wi-Fi 6, the operational process in the Automotive sector gets a fresh digital outlook facilitating staff collaboration, an enhanced network, and device management while enabling real-time operational and business data collection. The smart device networks, IoT enabled, can be managed from a single interface with robust connectivity to boost productivity exponentially.

Wi-Fi 6 paves the way for improved safety and security in the transport sector, helping to monitor and manage everything without interruption in data collection.

Food for thought

Wi-Fi on transport systems is still young, and with the advanced connectivity solutions, it will experience a growth spurt. Futuristic transportation indeed relies heavily on wireless connectivity. To help you experience a revolutionary transformation, the IO team is here to boost your passengers’ experience with innovative Wi-Fi solutions.

Gear up for growth and contact us today & discover how our products, services & solutions can streamline connectivity for the transportation sector with the Next-Gen Wi-Fi solutions.

Wtitten by: Shashank Sejwal, Senior Manager, Wi-Fi Development