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Kerala's Startup Village is now world's No.2 to offer 1Gbps connectivity
01 December 2012 : Kochi

 Kerala's Startup Village has become the second place in the world after US's Kansas City to introduce 1Gbps (gigabits per second) connectivity.

Being India's first Public-Private-Partnership model Technology Business Incubator, the Startup Village is a Joint Venture initiative between the Science & Technology Department, Government of India, Technopark, Trivandrum and MobME Wireless.

Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of Infosys and the most successful IT Entrepreneur from Kerala, is the Chief Mentor for Startup Village.

"This ultra-fast connectivity will revolutionise the Internet experience of netizens in the Village in the coming days. It will enable download a two-hour high-definition movie in 30 seconds or view a video on Youtube at lightning speed", said Mr. Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairman, Startup Village, Kochi.

Google had launched 1Gbps (1000 mbps) at Startup Village, Kansas City, a leading tech incubator in the US. India on its part was hoping to introduce the same by mid-2013, with some companies’ activity moving to introduce it for public use.

However Kochi, which is a gateway of two submarine cables in the country, has thus become first city to experience gigabit connectivity.

The Gbps connectivity coincided with the physical expansion of Startup Village, giving a big boost to its ambitious scout for game-changing campus companies from India. It got an additional space of 10,000 sq. ft., taking the total available space to 15,000 sq ft at the KINFRA Hi-Tech Park at Kalamassery, Kochi.

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