Telecoms equipment major HFCL has commenced commercial production of Optical Fiber Cables for Fiber to Home applications effective 16th December 2020 at its newly launched state-of-the-art Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Cable manufacturing facility at Hyderabad, Telangana.
HFCL has now along with its subsidiary said to become the largest manufacturer of FTTH cables in India with a capacity of 6 lakhs per annum. The company has earlier invested around Rs 260 crores in the Hyderabad plant for the manufacturing of Optical Fiber that was commissioned in January 2020.
The new state-of-the-art facility that is an automated high-speed FTTH cable facility has a fresh outlay of Rs 40 crores to ensure high throughput, economies of scale, and highest quality standards. The company has till now invested Rs 300 crores in the Hyderabad facility as part of the company’s expansion roadmap.
“Our latest Facility in Hyderabad makes HFCL the largest FTTH player in the Country. India is seeing buoyant FTTH activity driven by private telcos and Government’s thrust on rural network deployment. Expanding FTTH rollouts will not only boost our Country’s 4G connectivity but it will also enhance our readiness for SG. The momentum in penetration of high-speed internet, increasing investment in digital networks and growing demand for affordable access makes us excited to serve the next generation communication needs of customers in India and across the globe.”
Mahendra Nahata, Managing Director, HFCL
The company is also planning to start manufacturing certain newer types of cables for global applications in the facility with the FTTH market cables set to be marketed under the brand name of HFCL. The FTTH cable plant has backward integration for major raw materials like Optical Fiber and ARP rods from the company’s existing manufacturing facilities. HFCL will export the FTTH cables to more than 30 countries wherein the company already has a presence.
For the unversed, the company supplies FTTH cables to telecom service providers in India as well with Reliance Jio mandating HFCL to lay down FTTH network in 300 cities.