Connect Broadband launches a number of Initiatives to contribute to Ludhiana Smart City Project
Ludhiana 6th January, 2017: Connect Broadband has diversified its telecom portfolio to enter in the business of Smart Solutions (Bulk Voice and messaging business), Smart cities, Security-Surveillance and Digital Marketing, in a major step forward. The company has taken a number of initiatives, ensuring the adherence to Government's vision of Digital INDIA.
With the aim to enhance the standard of education in our country, Connect Broadband, is striving to ensure that students get more practical education and youth become more employable. As part of this initiative, Connect Broadband has established and set up a Advanced Communication Lab at the Department of Electronics & Communication of GNDEC Ludhiana.
To contribute to Ludhiana Smart City project in line with smart city initiatives of the Government, Connect Broadband last year tied up with Municipal Corporation Ludhiana to setup free Wi-Fi across different locations in Ludhiana. Four Wi-Fi zones have already been established at Ludhiana Municipal Corporation office Zone A, Zone D, Rose Garden and Kipps Market; Sarabha Nagar Ludhiana and the teleco plans to establish more Free Wi-Fi Zones in Hospitals, Bus Stand and Railway Station of Ludhiana.
Having Ludhiana at the heart of its activities, Connect Broadband has invested Rs 118 crores in creating a futuristic internet expressway. It includes up gradation of optical fiber network that enables transmission at high speed in the region. The company has the strongest hold in the region and the business has had an exponential growth despite competition from other players.
In another initiative, Connect Broadband tied-up with Ludhiana Municipal Corporation for the beautification of the city. Graffiti paintings with significant messages on social issues such as female foeticide, help the elderly, education for all, contribution of freedom fighters etc, have been showcased at all major landmark points of Ludhiana including Bus Stand and Railway Station.
Speaking about the company's recent endeavors, Mr. Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband said, "We have special connect with Ludhiana. Ludhiana being the industrial hub of Punjab is one of the chosen cities for the Government's smart city project. Connect Broadband has established free Wi-Fi Zones in the city to support the Government's initiative. Our company has also upgraded its network to provide seamless and high speed internet connectivity to the residents of the city. He further added "We have set-up a lab GNE Ludhiana so that the students get practical knowledge of things and a better chance of employability."
About Connect Broadband
CONNECT is a pan India ISP Licensee with market leadership in Punjab Telecom Circle, which consists of Punjab, the Union Territory of Chandigarh and Panchkula. The Company also provides a full gamut of telecommunication services, which includes voice telephony, both Wireline and fixed wireless, Internet services, broadband data services and a range of value added service viz., Centrex, leased lines, voice mail and video conferencing. Connect has recently expanded its coverage footprint with launch of data services in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. What more? CONNECT also provides Wireless Broadband service across Punjab. Offering high speed internet through a wireless medium, CONNECT Wireless Broadband enables users to access internet through their Laptops, PCs, Tablets, Wi-Fi enabled phones in the wireless vicinity & FTTH which is a Broadband telecommunications system based on fiber-optic cables and associated optical electronics. The technology reaches the boundary of the living space, such as a box on the outside wall of a home. Quadruple play of high-speed broadband, high-definition video, unlimited 'anywhere' telephony, and real-time surveillance are a few key take-aways for users.