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Ortel launches 50 Mbps broadband in Odisha

MUMBAI: Taking its cue from the national players, regional MSO Ortel Communications has launched 50 Mbps broadband internet in Odisha.

Ortel is using Docsis 3.0 (data-over-cable service interface) technology to offer high-speed internet.

While Hathway Cable & Datacom, Den Networks and Siti Cable have introduced Docsis 3.0 in metro cities, Ortel is the first MSO to offer 50 Mbps broadband using the technology in Odisha.

Ortel said that it is being initially deployed in the city of Bhubaneswar, followed by other markets.

Ortel Broadband has launched the mega-speed broadband internet plans to cater to subscribers who have increased video-led internet consumption. HD video content viewing and increased download speeds are the main benefits of the service.

Moreover, higher-end online gaming responses will be almost real time to the subscribers.

Ortel said that subscribers can download a 750 MB movie in two minutes and video songs can be downloaded within seconds based on the selected plans and system configuration.

Ortel Communications president and CEO Bibhu Prasad Rath said, “We are happy to launch mega-speed broadband services of up to 50 Mbps on Docsis 3.0 technology. This will redefine the consumer experience of internet usage and we believe that mega-speed internet at low cost will revolutionise the current internet markets.”

“We intend to aggressively pursue this in our markets, which will help us increase the overall broadband subscriber base. The company plans to actively deploy Docsis 3.0 modems to deliver impressive internet surfing experience to its subscribers. With faster digitisation of cable TV customers, we will be in a strong position to leverage the opportunity by offering combo plans of digital TV and internet connections,” he said.

As Ortel owns the last mile and was already providing Docsis 2.0, the network does not need any upgrade or investment to take it to Docsis 3.0. “The only investment will be in the backend and CPE (cable modem) which is modular in nature,” said Rath.

Docsis has been developed by CableLabs, an international consortium of cable operators and MSOs, and approved by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T).

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