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HFCL partners with Qualcomm to launch world’s first Open source Wi-Fi 7 products under its IO product line

HFCL Limited, the leading high-tech enterprise and integrated next-gen communication product and solution provider in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. launches world’s first Open source Wi-Fi 7 Access Points under its IO product line at India Mobile Congress, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 01 October 2022.

HFCL becomes the first OEM to launch Open source Wi-Fi 7 Access Points, based on the IEEE 802.11be – a revolutionary Wi-Fi technology that is designed to deliver Extremely High Throughput (EHT), higher spectral efficiency, better interference mitigation, and Real Time Applications (RTA) support. Wi-Fi 7 uses faster connections with 320MHz and 4kQAM, multiple connections with Multi Link operation and Adaptive Connections for adaptive interference puncturing to deliver all enhanced user’s experience while offering better power efficiency. Compared to all improvements in previous Wi-Fi standards, Wi-Fi 7 promises a huge technological leap, offering an immersive experience to its users, ushering the world towards a digitally stronger path. HFCL’s Wi-Fi 7 APs will support peak data rates of over 10 Gbps and will offer latency under 2 ms compared to 5 Gbps and 10 ms of current Wi-fi 6 products.

Backed by strong R&D focus, HFCL’s Wi-Fi 7 product line will enable tech providers such as telecom operators, Internet service providers, system integrators, and network administrators to offer mission critical and real time application services and deliver better user experience than ever before. The new Wi-Fi 7 product portfolio has a wide range of dual band and tri-band indoor and outdoor variants.

All the Wi-Fi 7 variants will be shipped with open source software making these the first Wi-Fi 7 Access points in the industry to support Open standards. Open standards promote disaggregated Wi-Fi system offered as free open-source software with an aim to offer advanced global connectivity ensuring interoperability in multi-vendor scenario.

Speaking about the launch of this revolutionary product line, Mr. Mahendra Nahata, MD, HFCL said, “We are immensely proud to be the first Indian company to launch Wi-Fi 7 product line in market and the first in the world to offer an Open source Wi-Fi 7 portfolio. Our Wi-Fi 7 portfolio is based on the latest Wi-Fi 7 Qualcomm® Networking Pro Series Platforms and offers better features than any commercial products available in market today. We are really thankful to the Qualcomm Technologies teams for working closely with us and supporting us to make this possible. Ahead of the 5G revolution in India and globally, our Wi-Fi 7 launch is a revolutionary move helping us deliver an immersive experience to our customers globally and putting India in the forefront of global technology leadership.”

Mr. Nahata further added, “Launch of this product line will have several industrial applications especially like the Internet of Things (IoT) and IIoT applications, supporting advancements in Cloud/Edge Computing, Cloud gaming, and other xR-based applications. The very low latency and extremely high bandwidth have many use cases in the medical field as well, especially bringing healthcare facilities to remote locations. It is set to bring us a step closer to the Metaverse and will mitigate network congestion by delivering better connectivity experiences in high density areas and areas with numerous overlapping networks. Our investment in R&D and focus on continuous innovation has enabled us to roll out this futuristic product for users, across the globe. This also aligns with our strategy to roll out new products, reach new customers, and tap new geographies in the coming years.”

The launch of Wi-Fi 7 will primarily complement the new 5G rollout in the country especially for complementing indoor coverage. Further, the technology with its higher throughput, reliable network performance, and lower latency will facilitate the development of various applications. For enterprises, Wi-Fi 7 technology will benefit the Internet of Things (IoT) and IIoT applications such as surveillance, remote control industrial automation, AV/VR/XR, and other video-based applications. It will also increase the number of remote offices, real-time collaborations, and online video conferencing, with many advancements in Cloud/Edge Computing, and Cloud gaming.

Commenting on this, Mr. Rajen Vagadia, Vice President, Qualcomm India Private Limited and President of Qualcomm India & SAARC said “Wi-Fi 7 brings a multitude of features that can be used to offer extreme speeds, high capacity, and low latency in support of next-generation applications and services. Managing and optimizing the various available spectrum bands is perhaps the signature differentiator for Wi-Fi 7. Together, with 5G, it will help us build a truly digital India, with inclusive and equitable socioeconomic development of both the urban and the rural parts of the country. In the years ahead, both these technologies will be at the heart of a very wide range of use cases, driving innovation and growth across all industries, sectors, and spheres of human activity. We are proud and privileged to work with HFCL on yet another Made-in-India range of products.”

About HFCL
HFCL is a leading technology company specialising in creating digital networks for telcos, enterprises and governments. Over the years, HFCL has emerged as a trusted partner offering sustainable high tech solutions with a commitment to provide the latest technology products to its customers. Our strong R&D expertise coupled with our global system integration services and decades of experience in fibre optics enable us to deliver innovative digital network solutions required for the most advanced networks.

The Company’s in-house R&D Centres located at Gurgaon & Bengaluru along with invested R&D Houses and other R&D collaborators at different locations in India and abroad, innovate futuristic range of technology products and solutions. HFCL has developed capabilities to provide premium quality Optical Fiber and Optical Fiber Cables , state-of-the-art telecom products including 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) products, 5G Transport Products, WiFi Systems (WiFi 6, WiFi 7), Unlicensed Band Radios, Switches, Routers and Software Defined Radios.

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 HTL Limited at Chennai.

We are a partner of choice for our customers across India, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and USA. Our commitment to quality and environmental sustainability inspires us to innovate solutions for the ever-evolving customer needs.

Overview
The digital economy has transmuted how businesses are structured, how firms interact, and how consumers obtain services and information.

An efficient digital-based economy requires the deployment of technology infrastructure that is ubiquitous, high-speed, secure, and flexible for developing a digital supply chain, which can be used by businesses to transform the way they operate.

The pandemic has forced the world to adapt and change. The emergence of a flexible hybrid model of connectivity, which is pandemic-induced, has necessitated enterprises to rethink their go-to-market strategies, workforce management practices, and digital business processes.

Hyper-converged wireless connectivity ties together businesses with technology to bring aggressive economics into play.

Challenges
A report by United Nations suggests that nearly 3 billion people – or 37% of the world’s population – have never used the Internet, despite the pandemic driving people online. The unconnected economy is a huge missed opportunity for enterprises to become future-proof by providing their consumers with access to the best products, services, and experiences. Telecom operators to blur this digital divide delve into new ways to manage costs and provide Internet for all, but the demand remains unfulfilled due to commercialization, competition, and license fee pressure.

Solution
TIP- building a roadmap for industry transformation. The disaggregated network is becoming a reality for enterprises, allowing them to build larger, more robust networks and offer innovative services to their customers. Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has established an Open Platform to build cost-efficient and flexible networks that can be tailored to specific business needs and preferences, intending to bring ubiquitous connectivity to all. TIP’s Open Platform brings telecom operators, system integrators, and other stakeholders together to build a flexible, high-speed, and lower-cost network that can connect all areas of a city or region.

 

OpenWiFi is an initiative designed to assemble a “fully disaggregated Wi-Fi system,” including a cloud controller SDK and Enterprise-grade Access Points, designed and validated to work seamlessly together. The validation and certification infrastructure ensures all components and Access Points are robust to interoperate seamlessly. Some of its salient features include community-driven development, interoperable multiple vendors, no vendor lock-in, and reduced TCO.

Its tech stack comprises advanced enterprise and Carrier-grade features, including open APIs, open-source core, choice of controllers, interoperable open interface, and choice of HW – multiple vendors / models, and standard air interface.

It enables connectivity providers, such as SPs, MSPs, MNOs, MSOs, businesses to connect with wireless Internet, hotspot, roaming/offload, etc. It is developed by the OEMs using the OpenWiFi stack to add value for WLANaaS, security, UX, etc.

The open-source community supports cloud-native controller software and manages & controls distributed Wi-Fi deployment. It has feature-rich integrated AP firmware, a production-ready image, and a single code base for all Whitebox platforms (Wi-Fi 5, 6 & 6E, indoor & outdoor)

IO by HFCL- building a holistic networking ecosystem with TIP
As one of the early adopters and partners of the TIP Open Wi-Fi ecosystem and tech stack, IO has brought a series of TIP-ready devices to achieve mass-market penetration of OpenWiFi to empower the connectivity ecosystem to grow and mature.

With extensive years of experience in designing and deploying access solutions worldwide, IO, in alliance with TIP, is actively deploying OpenWiFi based networks in Asia and Africa to
develop cost-effective open-source powered Access Points and wireless controllers.

“The vision of TIP OpenWIFi to connect everyone and everything and everywhere echoes through our goal to deliver high-quality connectivity over the length and breadth of the globe. We are confident that TIP and IO will continue to innovate and drive the next wave of innovation and will converge in the future. It is a platform where people and companies can build, share, and improve the ecosystem together.”

Bhuvnesh Sachdeva, VP- IO product, HFCL Ltd.

Takeaway
OpenWiFi disaggregation unlocks untapped value for enterprises and service providers by enabling them to disaggregate their networks, reducing costs and improving operational efficiency. It also provides an opportunity for new players to enter the market and drive socio-economic development, by expanding the wireless footprint. The world is becoming increasingly connected and increasingly digital. IO’s mission is to improve lives by connecting people, information and things, and we do this through our innovative range of access solutions to enable people to interact, learn, work and engage, wherever and however they want, on any digital device. Our solutions are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our customers today and the challenges of the future. We are dedicated to delivering a better tomorrow by building a future-ready network connectivity ecosystem, with the most advanced technology.

Reach us to discover how we can empower your business with seamless connectivity.

Our Website: https://io.hfcl.com

This article is authored by Mr. Anuj Mago, Associate VP, HFCL Ltd

Digital learning is the quickest growing market in the education industry, with a whopping 900% growth since 2000. – KPMG

We are going through unprecedented time and Covid-19 Pandemic has directly impacted every sector possible. However, Internet penetration on a global scale has mitigated the catastrophe to a large extent and became an essential tool to communicate for every sector/industry and specifically for education.

The potential of the Internet in the new-age learning models, Hybrid (online + offline) HyFlex (hybrid+ flexible), is giving access to billions of nuggets of information visible online to learners worldwide.

Broadband technologies empower hybrid+ HyFlex learning with a unique teaching experience, knowledge-sharing, pedagogical expertise while transforming the world as the single largest library.

Internet – a road to Connected Learning.

Internet’s value in improving and enhancing the overall learning experience is undisputed, which got further amplified during the pandemic. The growing adoption of online resources bridges education divides, transforms learning, and improves skills for the globalized economy.

Connecting learners with many educational tools, modules, digital libraries, blogs, wikis, podcasts, videos, e-libraries/textbooks, thereby laying a foundation for a more reliable future, is no more far-fetched.

However, the major spin-off here is slow, low, and no connectivity that breaks the rhythm of learning.

Connectivity challenges & way forward with Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi 6 is designed to empower the new age of learning, enabling educational institutions to provide campus-wide connectivity with high-speed, secure Internet by boosting device density. So learners, irrespective of their location, can access, learn and explore futuristic experiential learning anytime and anywhere.

For a brief rundown, Wi-Fi 6 boosts overall performance with increased throughput speeds, higher security, improved network congestion, better client capacity, and reduced power consumption. 

-OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) lets multiple devices be supported with Access Points at a lower latency, minimizing contention for channel access between Wi-Fi devices.

-With Beam Forming feature, Access Point detects where the device requesting the data is located and transmits a more localized data stream in that direction, instead of broadcasting data in all directions, leading to improved speed and high-performance.

-MU-MIMO (Multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output) enables splitting device data into multiple streams for improved Internet efficiency. Channels are split into even smaller chunks so numerous users can experience simultaneous transmissions.

-1024-QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) allows more bits to be encoded per symbol transmission over the air using the encoding technology. With this data-encoding density boosted up to 25 percent within the same spectrum, it becomes easier to support more devices simultaneously, even if devices are running throughput-intensive streaming or video apps.

Wi-Fi 6 has ensured that connectivity is no longer a barrier to learning while fostering the education sector to handle the unknown, where learning adapts to each child instead of each child trying to adapt to school. – Anand Kumar, GM-Sales (Govt. Account), HFCL Ltd.

Future dictated by Technology-led learning.

Global E-Learning Market to Reach $457.8 Billion by 2026. – Global News Wire

Connectivity is a driver for inclusive and gender-equal learning, employability and livelihoods. The blended learning model will be a ubiquitous component of the education system worldwide. To narrow digital inequalities, Indian Govt has increased the education budget from Rs 104, 278 crores to Rs 93, 274 crores for 2022-23.

Forward-thinking global institutions like the University of Illinois, Harvard, IIT, IIM, MIT, and so forth are investing extensively in building a resilient mechanism of blended education delivery.

At IO by HFCL, we are equipping, enabling, and advancing digital education globally with our range of access solutions to seize once-in-a-generation learning opportunities to leapfrog children and youth into the future they want and deserve.

Epilogue

The education industry aced the path of ‘disruption to recovery’ amid pandemic with broadband Internet, which acted as a catalyst for the digital revolution. It brought a massive transformation in the learning landscape, technological disruptions while meeting the demand for quality education. 

At IO by HFCL, we believe pandemic brought the world an opportunity to rethink and restructure education systems globally. Broadband technology emerged as a panacea enabling learners to learn from anywhere, anytime, in any rhythm, and with any means.

With trending Wi-Fi trends such as Wi-Fi 6, 6E, and 7, it would be easier to build an education system that is more resilient and responsive to students’ needs. 

Get in touch with IO by HFCL to penetrate new business markets with a robust Internet-connected system to support seamless and affordable connectivity everywhere.

This article is authored by Mr. Anand Kumar, GM-Sales, HFCL Ltd.

Iris Global Services has signed a Distribution Agreement with HFCL – Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd, one of the largest private sector Indian telecom companies. It manufactures state-of-the-art telecom equipment besides delivering innovative and customized end to end turnkey telecom solutions.

Speaking to newsman, Ms Neena Vats, Vice President – Iris Global said, “HFCL products are highly user-friendly and have immediate use in SMB & Enterprise connectivity. Their performance in today’s pandemic time makes it a necessity.”

HFCL is a global leader in telecommunication products, optical fiber cables and intelligent power systems & implements telecommunication networks, Iris Global has recently been brought in for distribution of HFCL’s Telecom products such as Access Points, Switches, Antennas for SMB & Enterprise users. Iris Global shall be distributing these products thru its Channel Partners and Distribution Network. Iris spans across India with its 22 cities presence.

While speaking on this alliance, Mr. Jitendra Chaudhary, Executive President HFCL Ltd said, said M “We are pleased to expand our distribution network with Iris Global as it will augment our efforts in amplifying the availability of our Access Solutions. Their strong supply chain network, backed by a state of art IT backbone will definitely help us in gaining a stronger foothold in this domain and further accelerate our mission of connecting the unconnected.

HFCL Access Points are widely implemented as user friendly last mile connectivity for end customers’ devices allowing other Wi-Fi devices to connect to a wired network. Their Switches allow enterprises users for parallel connectivity for their computing devices while the HFCL Antennas facilitate receiving and streaming Data traffic while the UBR – Unlicensed Band Radio or Free Radio frequency is largely used for particularly smaller area or cluster to control or maintain the heavy network usage like Highways, Corporate Business parks, Markets etc

The HFCL products carry a certification and come with a replacement warranty. They are largely used by SMBs & Enterprise customers for their perfect connectivity

“We are delighted to have HFCL onboard. Their high technology telecom products with rich features bring a good point of advantage in business connectivity for small, medium and large consumer sectors. They will help India connect better.” Said Mr Sanjiv Krishen Founder Chairman, Iris Global Services.

Iris Global has recently diversified into the distribution of Medical & Healthcare Products seeing the aggravating Corona Virus Pandemic situation in the country. It is adding into its portfolio products of immediate use and high demands

HFCL inks distribution pact with Ingram Micro

HFCL’s product portfolio includes WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 access points, point-to-point and point-to-multi point unlicensed band radios, L2 and L3 switches and specialised antennas which are designed, developed and manufactured in India keeping in view the global specifications

HCFL is among the largest suppliers of telecom equipment to telecom service providers, internet service providers and public sector units. (File Photo: Reuters)

NEW DELHI: HCFL on Tuesday signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro India Pvt. Ltd.  for its ‘IO’ line of products.

HFCL’s product portfolio includes WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 access points, point-to-point and point-to-multi point unlicensed band radios, L2 and L3 switches and specialised antennas which are designed, developed and manufactured in India keeping in view the global specifications.

Ingram Micro is known for supporting and enhancing the reach of technology solutions for maximising adoption and consumption. It has an established network of more than 20,000 partners, 30 offices and 2,000 associates across the country.

“We are delighted to embark on the journey of our distribution network expansion with Ingram Micro India Private Limited, which has a stronghold in channel distribution in India and SAARC countries. The strategic goals of Ingram also align with ours, hence building the potential for greater synergies,” said Mahendra Nahata, managing director, HFCL.

HCFL is among the largest suppliers of telecom equipment to telecom service providers, internet service providers and public sector units.

“We are pleased to associate with HFCL as it is one of the fastest-growing Indian telecom companies. HFCL offers flexible, customised and reliable Make in India access solutions,” said Navneet Singh Bindra, vice president and chief country executive, Ingram Micro.

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.

 

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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)

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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

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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