Space World Group is a group of innovative, technology driven companies focused on customer experience. It started from a manufacturing unit and grown to an integrated player in optical fibre, chemical manufacturing, RF components manufacturing, and metal fabrication businesses. It continuously evaluate opportunities in sun rise sectors that align with the overall business model.
Ankit Goel, Founder and Chairman, Space World Group, tells us more. Excerpts from an interview:
DQ: Elaborate on what advances has the company made on neutral network infrastructure (NNI) over fiber (FTTx).
Ankit Goel: We are building a world class neutral network infrastructure (NNI) for residences, retail and commercial complexes (FTTx), that provides state-of-the-art services and unbiased choice to end users and occupants to enjoy ultra-high-speed and superior quality internet services. It has two other business lines -- building management solutions (BMS) and DOOH (digital out of home) services.
Advances made are:
Increased bandwidth capabilities of networks. FTTx deployments, especially Fiber to the Home (FTTH), provide higher data transfer rates compared to traditional copper-based networks. This increased bandwidth enhances the capacity for data exchange at NNIs between different network providers.
Low latency and high reliability compared to traditional copper cables. This is crucial for NNIs, as it ensures faster and more stable communication between different networks. Low latency is particularly important for applications that require real-time data transmission, such as video conferencing and online gaming.
Improved scalability solutions for network operators. As the demand for higher bandwidth and faster Internet speeds increases, fiber-optic networks can easily accommodate these requirements. This scalability is beneficial for NNIs, allowing them to handle the growing data traffic between interconnected networks.
Enhanced security, and inherently more secure. Fiber is more difficult to tap into, making it a more secure medium for transmitting sensitive data between networks at NNIs. This is crucial for maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of communication between different service providers.
Support for emerging technologies. It facilitates adoption of emerging technologies such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), and edge computing. These technologies often require high-speed, low-latency connectivity, and FTTx provides the necessary infrastructure to support their implementation and growth.
Increased access speeds for end-users. FTTx deployments directly benefit end-users by providing faster and more reliable internet access. This, in turn, contributes to a higher demand for data services, leading to increased traffic at NNIs. The improved access speeds at the end-user level necessitate efficient communication at the NNI points.
DQ: Are there companies using Space World for IoT? Or, any OEMs?
Ankit Goel: We are in the process of finalizing agreements with prominent players in the IoT sector, and we anticipate making official announcements in due course.
As for OEMs, we work with (to name a few): AGS+, Bosch, Comscope, CP Plus, Dahua, Dinstar, FAAC, and Godrej.
DQ: Elaborate on what you can offer for on-demand services?
Ankit Goel: We offer the following services:
Data centre interconnect: DCI solutions allow different levels of connectivity between data centres to provide flexibility for application deployments.
Ethernet: Facilitate the success of your business by expanding the scope of the network with our smartly constructed infrastructure.
Dedicated Internet access: DIA solutions provide low latency and nearly 100% uptime, so that businesses are always connected.
Cloud connect: Multi-cloud services give businesses faster and more reliable connections on a dedicated, private network.
Private lines: Private line services allows Constl to address intercity and intracity requirements through a high-quality bandwidth network.
Dark fiber: Dark fiber solutions provides a secure, robust, and reliable optical infrastructure, enabling customers to manage and scale their network capacity.
Besides this, Constl, a Space World Group enterprise, offers a unique DIaaS (Digital Infrastructure as a Service) platform that is committed to deliver high-capacity, low latency connectivity with unmatched customer experience.
Other on-demand offerings include, but not limited to: IT infra services, Infra for cloud services for enterprises, ERP for residential services, home automation, 3D digital out of home services, etc.
DQ: What are you doing with dark fiber? Are there any ongoing projects?
Ankit Goel: Our dark fibre solution provides a secure, robust, and reliable optical infrastructure that enables our partners to manage capacity on their network and scale it as needed. It enables: P2P connectivity between data centres (intercity and intracity), and unlimited customization with flexibility and control.
We ease the process by offering managed DWDM solutions for specific dark fibre segments when required. For critical network connections, we provide a high level of redundancy.
Our services include: secure dark fiber Infrastructure, enhanced 24×7 service management, maintenance expertise for optical transmission equipment, etc.
DQ: Elaborate on DIaaS (Digital Infrastructure as a Service) platform. Who all are using that?
Ankit Goel: Constl, a Space World Group enterprise, offers a unique DIaaS ( Digital Infrastructure as a Service) platform, that is committed to deliver high-capacity, low latency connectivity with unmatched customer experience.
Order your services from our comprehensive catalogue by leveraging our Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and connecting with our system seamlessly. All the information, updates, service performance, KPIs, and service diagnosis will be available, providing endless visibility and control of your network.
You can expect: Self Service 360°, comprehensive product catalogue, bandwidth on demand, auto provision, auto diagnostics, visibility and control, scalable and distributed architecture, use cases with digital, AI and ML, and enhanced experience.
DQ: What does Constl do? How are you serving as a comprehensive destination for premium digital infrastructure?
Ankit Goel: Constl, a Space World Group enterprise, is a cutting-edge venture that is committed to providing world-class digital infrastructure solutions specifically tailored to connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe.
In the wake of India's rapid digital transformation, Constl is poised to empower businesses with comprehensive nationwide coverage, offering business critical connectivity infrastructure.
In alignment with the national objective of achieving Digital India, Constl is committed to empowering businesses with seamless and robust digital connectivity. The venture envisions providing unparalleled network infrastructure, facilitating top-notch data connectivity to propel businesses forward in the digital era.
Key services that they offer include: on-demand services with ~100% uptime and low latency, configuration of paths, and automated purchase of connectivity services.
They also specialize in: connecting key digital hubs, and own their dedicated fiber network that provides for better control, quality, scalability and predictability of services.
Among other offerings, they also provide: private lines such as low latency connectivity solutions and CCLS black-haul, cloud interconnect services, and dark fiber.
DQ: What is Rymbal doing in the PU space? Elaborate on some projects.
Ankit Goel: Rymbal is one of the fastest growing polyurethane system houses in India, providing innovative solutions in polyester, polyether and hybrid chemistries for footwear and automotive applications.
Their ISO 9001: 2015 certified manufacturing facility at Bahadurgarh, Haryana, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by a team of skilled professionals who are experts in their fields.
Sustainability is at the core of their business values and at Rymbal they have a team of scientists operating from our world class research facility -- Rymbal Technical Centre (RTC) at Sahibabad, where they work on innovative offerings in the space of bio-based and recycled polyurethane systems. At RTC, they invest in cutting-edge technologies, conduct extensive material studies and collaborate with industry experts to stay at the forefront of polyurethane development.
Their commitment to the environment has led them to develop solutions that not only meet the highest industry standards but also contribute to a greener planet. With a keen focus on reducing their carbon footprint, their products are designed to not only meet the customer’s needs but also to be sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Their current clientele includes: Relaxo, Liberty, Bata, Tej Group, Plaeto, Karam, VKC, Enkay Rubber, Hillson, etc.
DQ: Elaborate on the work done by STL in high-precision metal fabrication.
Ankit Goel: Established in 2007, STL has evolved from humble beginnings to become a stalwart in the manufacturing industry, fueled by a relentless commitment to excellence.
Equipped with cutting-edge machinery and automated production lines, STL’s manufacturing unit ensures each product meets the highest industry standards. They are not just keeping pace, they are staying ahead with continuous investments in technology and infrastructure.
As a unit, they have invested in specialized machinery, automating and streamlining production for enhanced efficiency and consistency. Their commitment to indigenous research and development fosters a culture of innovation, driving us to create products that can compete globally.
Quality is the cornerstone of their manufacturing process. Rigorous quality control procedures at every stage guarantee that our products not only meet but exceed industry standards. Certifications and accolades validate our commitment to excellence.
Product offerings: From cabinets, racks, and rooftop poles for the telecom industry to heavy-duty racks and trolleys for e-commerce, their extensive product range showcases their versatility.
Team of experts: Their success is driven by a talented and dedicated workforce. They invest in their training and development, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement because they understand that their team's growth is the key to their success.
Our current clientele includes: Airtel, Reliance Jio, Erricson, Vodafone, Tejas Networks, Nokia, Amazon, Flipkart, Reliance Mart, Crest Digitel, Pratap, TowerVision, Pace Digitek, Huber+Suhner, etc.
DQ: What are your plans for 2024 and beyond?
Ankit Goel: In the dynamic landscape of technological evolution, the future holds a promise of unparalleled connectivity, where world-class digital infrastructure solutions are meticulously designed to seamlessly link people, businesses, and communities globally.
With the exponential rise in data consumption demands, visionary initiatives are emerging within Space World Group to meet these challenges head-on.
Forward-thinking strategies are being crafted to not just address the current needs but to anticipate and exceed the expectations of an ever-connected world. This entails deploying cutting-edge technologies, from advanced networking solutions to the expansion of fiber-optic connectivity, fostering a global ecosystem that thrives on innovation and interconnectivity.
The future of digital infrastructure envisions a harmonious fusion of technology and accessibility, ensuring that individuals, enterprises, and entire communities thrive in an era where connectivity knows no bounds.
Exciting prospects await as we forge partnerships with some of the brightest minds in the industry, collaborating to bring about transformative outcomes. Together, we are poised to create magic by leveraging the collective expertise, innovation, and vision of these outstanding professionals within the sector.
Constl is building state-of-the-art fibre networks in top metros in the country, as well as laying its own neutral fiber infrastructure connecting these major metros. These are built using robust processes to guarantee high availability and low latencies. Many of these projects are well underway and nearing completion over the next few weeks.
From Q1 of the next fiscal onwards, Constl will be ready to provide services to the customers on the infrastructure that is getting built. Looking at our long-term plans, Constl will be a key player in providing the building blocks to the digital revolution that is unfolding in the country. For the customers and partners, it will mean a seamless experience of Constl's connectivity services designed to bring their businesses closer together and provide the competitive edge they require.
This collaborative synergy promises not only to elevate our capabilities but also to set the stage for groundbreaking advancements and achievements. The fusion of talent and dedication within this collective endeavour is certain to pave the way for extraordinary accomplishments that redefine the landscape of what's possible in our shared journey toward excellence.