Connect Broadband establishes ‘Videocon Advanced Communication Lab’ at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana

Posted by: at 1/11/2017 04:07:00 am

Aims at introducing best industry practices and making budding engineers more employable


•GSM network with live BTS deployment
•CDMA technology demonstration with  network establishment
•CPEs and Routers

Connect Broadband establishes ‘Videocon Advanced Communication Lab’ at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana
Mr. Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband and Videocon Telecom and Dr. S.S Gill,HOD Electronics and Communication GNDEC Inaugurating the Lab

Ludhiana, Jan 11, 2017: With an aim to enhance the standard of education in our country in line with Government’s vision of DIGITAL INDIA, Videocon Connect, have taken a huge initiative to ensure that students get more practical education, making youth more employable. Connect Broadband has established and set up a Videocon Advanced Communication Lab at Department of Electronics & Communication of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College.

Mr. Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband and Videocon Telecom and Dr. S.S Gill,HOD Electronics and Communication GNDEC, inaugurated the prestigious lab facility amid students and faculty members today. As technology leaders in the domain, Quadrant Televentures Limited has taken this major initiative for introduction of industry best practices with the budding engineers.

Videocon Advanced Communication Lab is equipped with latest technologies like GSM live BTS (Base Transceiver Station), CDMA live BTS (Base Transceiver Station). This would enable the students to experiment on these technologies. Earlier a MoU was signed between Quadrant Televentures Ltd, operating under brand names of Connect Broadband and Videocon Telecom; and GNDEC, for collaboration in sharing advancements in communication technology. As technology leaders in the domain;


1.   A lab in the area of telecommunication namely VIDEOCON ADVANCED COMMUNICATION LAB has been established in the Electronics and Communication Engineering department of GNDEC by Connect Broadband, equipped with latest technologies, for providing a live simulation environment and to impart practical technical knowledge to the students and faculty for Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Department of GNDEC.

2.   It shall help the Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Department of GNDEC in developing the design facility (in AutoCAD) in the areas of wired and wireless system.

3.   Setting up of the lab would benefit the faculty, Under Graduate (UG), Post Graduate (PG) and PhD students for lab experimentation, BE projects, ME / PhD Dissertation in the field of communication.

4.   It shall help the industrial training, industrial tour and employment of the Under Graduate, Post Graduate students of ECE department.

5.   It shall help in improving the technical skills of the faculty by providing up to date technology development training from time to time.

6.   It shall provide hands on experience of live technologies and hence better technical understanding of the same.

7.   It shall create the opportunity for university students to work on projects like, RF optimization, Network planning, EMF, Transmission, Broadband (DSL) etc.

8.   It shall also impart the students to use the lab for exploring new and fresh innovative ideas and support for the same will be provided by Connect Broadband.

9.   It shall also provide the knowledge regarding FTTH based Access Technology devices, GSM live BTS (Base Transceiver Station), CPEs & Routers and CDMA

 This arrangement is on Non-commercial basis.


Speaking on the inauguration ceremony, Mr Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband and Videocon Telecom said, “We strongly believe that industry and academia have to work closely to establish centres of excellence. In international markets this has been the trend and we want to lead this culture in India as well. These engineering students are going to be the drivers of technology in future. We strongly believe that it is our responsibility to expose them to the technological developments around the globe. We have taken this initiative to ensure closer coordination with one of the most prestigious university in the region.”

“This is the fifth such lab set up by QTL (Connect Broadband & Videocon Telecom). Earlier the company has already established advanced technology labs in Chitkara University, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh University and Thapar University. Plans for setting up more labs are in the project phase. In coming months Videocon Connect propose to establish more such labs in all the leading engineering institutes. An investment of Rs 5 Cr has been earmarked for the same”, added Mr. Bali.

Dr. S.S Gill, HOD Electronics and Communication GNDEC said, “We appreciate Videocon Connect for this initiative. It will help our students keep pace with the technological advancements in Communication Engineering. I am sure the students and the faculty will gain immensely from the interaction with the business group”.



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