The demand for fiber connectivity in India is growing continuously. Initially national, state and Intra-city fiber routes were the focus area for Telco’s. With the arrival of technologies like 4G, 5G and Hi-speed home broadband, the demand for a stable & fault free underground fiber network requirement has become even more urgent in the short haul range. There is also a need to renovate existing routes and turn them into efficient high capacity data corridors.
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) has now become the de-facto standard for underground laying of fiber and HT electrical cable. It requires a smaller team size for execution. Sophisticated equipment’s also has eased the complexity of the execution process. The tools and techniques used in the horizontal directional drilling process are based on the learning’s from the oil well drilling industry.
AGB Infratel owns and operates its own HDD rigs and has a capability of executing up to 50-100 Kms per month.