Optical Cable was installed across unexplored wild land at Dullu Municipality, west Nepal. This is the 1st DIY deployment of Optical Cable on the ground’s surface in a most-affordable manner meeting ITU-T Recommendations L.110 and L.163 by the local community; right end is H. Okamura.
ITU NEWS reports the publication of ITU-T Recommendation L.163. This completes the publication of three ITU standards ( L.1700, 110, and 163) and one Supplement (Supp. 22). They altogether identify the requirements of affordable, low-cost, and reliable optical cable solutions for closing the digital divide and coping with the Pandemics; GP Inc. has proposed them and worked as an Editor.
ITU-T Solution for Closing the Urban-Rural Digital Divide,
L.1700 Affordability-first concept with best-effort reliability (2016)
L.110 Lightweight opt. cables for direct surface application (2017)
L.163 DIY Installation of L.110 cables (2018)
Haruo Okamura presented an invited paper on the Optical fiber technol. for closing the digital divide at ESCAP Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) Steering Committee.
Global Plan Exhibition @ UNESCAP Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Steering Committee 27-29 August2018, Bangkok United Nations
Broadband Communities Summit 2018
The president of GP Inc. gave a talk on the applicability of the optical cable solution BIRD for the unconnected areas in the United States.
Global Plan Inc. conducted a route survey for 12 km optical cable in Dullu Minuisipality, Dailekh District in the Bheri Zone of western-central Nepal under an APT project grant together with KDDI Foundation, ICT4D in Nepal, and Opt. Cable manufacturer.
The route survey of the solution BIRD deployment to Mt. Everest Base Camp was conducted from a Helicopter for ~40-km L.110 Optical-Cable deployment in collaboration with local communities.
Global Plan Inc. had a stand of broadband solution BIRD at ITU Telecom World 2017, 26-28 September 2017 @ Busan, Korea.