Radius Infrastructure: New Broadband service in making?

VivR

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For last 10-12 days some people have been doing internal wiring in my society i live in (I live in Sector 7, Dwarka, New Delhi). When I asked the society guards, they told me that these people are from Radius company who are installing wires for telephone and internet to be used for and in the society and flats therein... I sort of not believed because i have never heard of a company with Radius name...A couple of days later i received a notice circulated to all the residents of my society that a company called Radius Infrastructure has been installing fiber cables in the society and to each and every flat therein. It will facilitate to have internet, phone, IPTV and other telecommunication services. It will also facilitate to see who is at the gate or at the guard room directly from one's existing TV at his/her flat, for which Radius guys are also installing CCTV cameras at the gate and guard room.Today, the Radius guys has indeed connected their fiber cable to my flat internally and wall-mounted an empty box connected to the cable, and told me that some engineer with come within a week and will intall some wi-fi thing (i guess, router) in that box and the connection will get started at the same time. However, he has no idea about tariff and all, nor he is able to explain me HOW i will be able to see on my TV what the CCTV camera captures at the gate when he has not made any connection to my TV. May be the engineering visiting in a week will put some light into this.The good news is that all these CCTV cameras, wires, boxes, and wiring & related services to the society and all the flats from this Radius company are so far absolutely free and not chargable at all either to society or the flatmates. That is understandable if i think that this is some kind of initial investment the Radius is doing, but that's really a huge one i must say. What is unbelievable is that the guys who did the wiring and installed the box in my flat told me that the internet connection will be provided to all the participating flats free of charge at least for a year. I'm excited to hear that but i think it is too good to be true. :)I update here when i will have more news. If any one in Dwarka or in Delhi or anywhere in India for that matter has such news, please do share.Thanks for reading!
 

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Wow... just posted it less than half an hour back and there are already 27 users browsing this thread. :)

free internet, free cctv, free iptv !!! dude dats wicked !!

:) yea, unbelievable, but what i wrote is true from first to last word.

And sorry for my English but what does 'wicked' mean here, man?
 


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That is understandable if i think that this is some kind of initial investment the Radius is doing, but that's really a huge one i must say. What is unbelievable is that the guys who did the wiring and installed the box in my flat told me that the internet connection will be provided to all the participating flats free of charge at least for a year. I'm excited to hear that but i think it is too good to be true. :)


Radius has a pretty huge warchest for all this, they clearly want to dominate as a third party infrastructure provider for ISPs,telcos apart from providing integrated solutions.
But i think their project might be in limbo due govt. plug & play BB network (as and when it comes).

About their internet,connection etc i guess they have a recurring monthly charge for their infrastructure as mentioned in their website. You might be lucky to get all this free as a pilot tester.
 

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Is it a big community where you live?

I mean how many families live in your society?
It's in Sectors.. Sector 1 to 15. I am not sure about this
 

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Radius has a pretty huge warchest for all this, they clearly want to dominate as a third party infrastructure provider for ISPs,telcos apart from providing integrated solutions.
But i think their project might be in limbo due govt. plug & play BB network (as and when it comes).

About their internet,connection etc i guess they have a recurring monthly charge for their infrastructure as mentioned in their website. You might be lucky to get all this free as a pilot tester.

May The God make your last line be true :)

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Is it a big community where you live?

I mean how many families live in your society?

No... it is relatively a smaller society (we do not call it community here). It is less than 50 families i guess... But can you guess what, many of them have opted out from it, stating different reasons from "I am renter here" to "I do not need these services" :)

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wicked as in pretty cool !

Thanks for improving my vocab, man :) Nothing came closer when i googled :)

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It's in Sectors.. Sector 1 to 15. I am not sure about this

Almost entire Dwarka (a sub-city in south-west Delhi) is divided into Sectors; Sectors are further divided into Plots; and on Plots there are Societies, DDAs, Community Buildings like schools, bus-depos, markets, etc. Each society has 1 to 10 numbers of buildings in them, and therefore, each society can consists of 50 to 500 families - just a rough guess.

Since my society is among the smallest societies, may be they have decided to start from us as a pilot project as pointed out by devx101. But before i get too excited or happy about all of this, i think i should wait for a week and let the engineer come and tell me the further plans of his company on this and truthfulness about his company's wireman's one-year-free-internet too-good-to-be-true announcement. :)
 

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Well... Free for Society for Obtaining permission to use the premises for fiber laying ... Paid ... for users who will be taking up the service. That's what i would have done ...
 

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Well... Free for Society for Obtaining permission to use the premises for fiber laying ... Paid ... for users who will be taking up the service. That's what i would have done ...

Yea... but even installing CCTVs in Society, boxes & wifi modems in all the participating flats, and doing internal wiring both in society and to each flat is in itself a huge investment from the company part IMHO - and, needless to say, a huge benefit not only to the society but also to all the residents therein as everything happened so far is free of charge.

Even if the one-year-free-internet-news come out to be untrue (which i hope not :)), what so far has been done is in itself a very exciting thing (a happy new year gift :)) for residents of my society and also to all those other societies, localities, and cities where they have been planning to expend and expand to.
 

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