Cable TV firm Den Networks to offer broadband, hires Yugal Sharma from Tikona

Cable TV distribution firm Den Networks, which is planning to enter broadband business, has appointed Yugal Sharma as president, Broadband. He joins Den from Tikona.

Responsible for Den Networks’ broadband internet business, Yugal will be reporting to its CEO SN Sharma.

Den Networks has already carried out tests on DOCSIS 3.0 platforms and achieved speeds of 100 Mbps in controlled conditions which is far higher than what most broadband platforms are able to offer today.

The company now plans to take broadband across its digital subscriber base and offer consumers high speed data experience, Den Networks said on Monday.

Den to enter broadband

Before joining Den Networks, Yugal worked with wireless broadband company Tikona Digital Networks as its COO.

Prior to Tikona, a 4G licensee, he has worked with Polycom as regional director – India and South East Asia.

“High bandwidth wired broadband is the next game changer for India and has the potential to revolutionise both media and communications industries in the country,” said Sameer Manchanda, chairman & managing director, Den Networks.

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