National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)
At present OFC (Optical Fibre Cable) connectivity is available in all State Capitals, Districts, HQs and upto the Block Level. There is a plan to connect all the 2,50,000 Gram panchayats in the country. This will be done by utilizing existing fibres of PSUs (BSNL, Railtel and Power Grid) and laying incremental fibre to connect to Gram Panchayats wherever necessary. Dark fibre network thus created will be lit by appropriate technology thus creating sufficient bandwidth at the Gram Panchayats. This will be called the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN). Thus connectivity gap between Gram Panchayats and Blocks will be filled.
Non-discriminatory access to the NOFN will be provided to all the Service Providers. These service providers like Telecom Service Providers(TSPs), ISPs, Cable TV operators and Content providers can launch various services in rural areas. Various categories of applications like e-health, e-education and e-governance etc. can be provided by these operators. The NOFN project is estimated to cost about Rs. 20,000 Cr. It is proposed to be completed in 2 years’ time. The project will be funded by the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).
Digital India is an initiative of the Government of India to integrate the government departments and the people of India to ensure effective governance. It also aims at ensuring that the government services are made available to citizens electronically by reducing paperwork. The initiative also includes a plan to connect rural areas under high-speed internet networks. The programme also aims at providing digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen as well as high-speed internet as a core utility in all Gram Panchayats through NOFN. On its completion, NOFN is expected to facilitate broadband connectivity to over 600 million rural citizens of the country.
Mission and Vision
To become the benchmark manufacturing company for the FRP composite industries for Optical Fibre Cable, providing world- class products to satisfied customers through continuous improvement driven by the integrity, teamwork and creativity of people.
We will achieve excellence through identifying, communicating and promoting:
- Personal Development
- Reward & Recognition
The following are our core values against which we measure ourselves in the way in which we do business on a day-to-day basis:Integrity
We will conduct our business in a way that makes us proud, doing what we promise to do and doing it in the right way.Teamwork
Partnerships are our greatest strength both internally and externally. We will come together and strive for continuous improvement in all we do and encourage every individual to realize our full potential.Respect
Everyone is important to us and we will respect our customers, partners, and suppliers and the trust they place in doing business with us. We will strive to serve to the greatest of our abilities through understanding and exceeding expectations.Innovation
We will support and encourage the sharing of ideas, insights and experiences to continually improve our products, processes and capabilities for the benefit of our customers.Performance
underpins our success in all we do. Through continuously challenging and measuring ourselves we will achieve our vision of becoming the benchmark against which all other manufacturing companies are measured.