It seems that the XIX Commonwealth Games will witness a great presentation of gizmos and gadgets to assist with the networking and the security solutions. As many as 8,000 athletes are planned for the games village. With such a volume flow of athletes, security personnel and other dignitaries it becomes imperative for New Delhi to consider the networking of communication with a flawless design.

In order to solve the networking problem, Ericsson has installed advanced broadband technology Fiber-to-the- Home (FTTH) at the Commonwealth Games village. This technology has been enabled by using Gigabyte Passive Optical Network (GPON) solution.

This project has been assisted by Radius Infratel, in order to deploy the GPPON onsite.  The management of the networks will be carried out by Ericsson around the clock in order to ensure non-stop communications amongst officials and athletes.

The benefit of the FTTH platform is that the residents of the games Village will be able to get access to triple-play services of TV and communications. It will also  be able to deliver 36 game channels in HD format and video on demand services.

According to Ericson India head, Gowton Achaibar, “Ericsson is proud to be associated with the Commonwealth Games, a globally acclaimed, multinational, multi-sport platform with extensive visibility across six continents. Ericsson is happy to partner with the Indian Government in realizing the vision of building a state-of-the-art infrastructure, by leveraging its globally proven portfolio of solutions, for these Games.”