Hathway Cable & Datacom has started utilising Tata Power broadband’s network through the commissioning of five nodes for distribution of its cable TV signals and other value added services.
Hathway will be leasing out 150 km of fibre optic network from Tata Power. It will have 12-15 nodes by the end of 2003. Hathway will be locating optic fibre nodes at various points in the network, which will substantially improve the quality of TV signals and also enable it to offer other value added services like cable Internet and broadband services in the future.
The nodes currently are located in the stretch from South Mumbai to Mahim in the western suburbs, the region where Hathway plans to target its prime Internet subscribers and plans to offer other value added services.
In Karnataka, Hathway has a long term agreement with the state electricity board to provide overhead cable. It has reduced its headends from five to one. In Chennai, the state government has given Hathway rights to lay its own poles and put cable on top.
Source: Financial Express