To those of us who were never part of the Commonwealth, it may seem like a little thing, but to the countries who were once under British Rule, especially in Asia-Pacific, the Commonwealth Games are big deal. And that's why the announcement last week that Radius Infratel, backed by Ericsson's GPON equipment was behind the state-of-the-art connection of the Commonwealth Games Village in New Delhi is a big deal, at least regionally.
The Commonwealth Games Village is 8 000 flats, so not huge in size, but it's visibility is much more significant. I've said before that I thought the model already developed by Radius Infratel in Delhi and elsewhere was smart, and this is just what they need to get more traction by demonstrating that the model works through a highly publicised project. You can read more about the project here.
I also think that through this project (and others) Ericsson is putting a stake in the developing economies ground, in a way that suggests a willingness to work locally and find partnerships as opposed to imposing models that work in the west.