Scatmag.com

February 2020

BROADBAND VIA LASER

Bengaluru Start Up - Wi-Fi Dabba Plans To Provide Affordable Internet Via Lasers!

WI-FI DABBA

Founded in 2016, Wi-Fi Dabba started with the aim to offer "SASTA" internet connections. "When we started 3 years ago, we believed the key issue was in last mile connectivity and pricing. So, we worked as ISP aggregators, buying connections from players who use fibre technology," CEO Karam Lakshman told the press.


The Optical Signal Is Directly Transmitted Point-To-Point, Through The Air, By Lasers



THE KEY BOTTLENECK

However, over time, the company realized that the real problem is with the 'fiber' itself. "We realised that fibre is the key issue so worked on developing a solution for the middle mile - 'supernodes' Karam explained.







HIGH COST OF INSTALLS

The cost of access to broadband is still high for most Indians and this is largely due to the third-party hardware, software and mainly the networking infrastructure.

The fiber network requires digging of trenches to lay the delicate fiber. This add significantly to costs.

Wi-Fi Dabba does not rely on third-party hardware, software or infrastructure & instead has developed proprietary hardware, software and networking. This provides large savings.



FIBER ELIMINATED

Fiber is completely removed. Instead the optical signal is directly transmitted through the air, on a Point-To- Point basis. The laser light can travel several kilometers without any repeaters. (rain of interruption due to birds flying in the path could be a concern -Ed.)



₹ 1 PER GB!

As a culmination of all these savings, Wi-Fi Dabba plans to fulfil its promise of "Sasta Internet," providing it to consumers for just ₹ 1 per GB! n