Andhra Pradesh State Fiber Limited(APSFL)

The Andhra Pradesh follows a unique development model guided by the vision of Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri N. Chandrababu Naidu. The development agenda of Andhra Pradesh is driven primarily by 7 Missions, 5 Grids and 5 Campaigns. Fiber Grid is one of the 5 Grids identified by the Government to harness the power of information resource for making available qualitative and cost-effective IT, Communication (data,voice &video) related services to the citizens of A.P.

A.P.Fiber Grid Phase-I envisages setting up a state-wide high speed Optical Fiber Network Infrastructure across the 13 Districts of the State leveraging the assets of the Electricity Department. A 24-Core ADSS Optical Fiber Cable will be laid for a length of around 23000 kms over the electrical poles with its back-end electronic systems being set up at the Points of Presence (PoPs) at 2449 identified sub-stations. A state-wide control and command center for this entire network is being set up at Visakhapatnam as a Network Operations Center (NOC). The scope of this system can be summarised as “Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service”. The services from AP Fiber Grid will be delivered to the end-users in partnership with the Multi System Operators (MSOs) and Local Cable Operators (LCOs) etc. by suitably partnering with them.

Further, AP Fiber Grid can also be utilised by the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Telecom Companies (Telcos) etc. who can utilise the information highway / bandwidth under AP Fiber Grid to enhance their services and deepen their reach. The partners who provide the last mile connectivity through AP Fiber Grid by hooking to the PoPs/NOC can immensely benefit from this system as they can provide triple play – Cable TV, high-speed broadband and Telecom under a single umbrella , thus enhancing the scope for revenue generation. They will become the last mile operators, the key link between the AP Fiber Grid and the end-user.

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“One lakh new IT jobs for the youth will be created in the state within a couple of years. Five lakh jobs would also be created in the electronics, manufacturing sectors etc. “

Shri Nara Lokesh
Minister , Information Technology

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