ITI Limited bags Rs 2,658 Crore MahaNet order for Implementation of BharatNet Phase II

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 28-08-2018 19:50:00 IST

Multi-technology public sector major ITI Limited has received Letter of Intent (LoI) for the selection as the Project Implementation Agency (PIA) for MahaNet-I (BharatNet Phase II) in Maharashtra for two packages, A and C, issued by Maharashtra Information Technology Corporation Ltd.

As part of BharatNet Phase II, MahaNet aims to digitally connect nearly 13,000 Gram Panchayats to Blocks through underground/aerial optical fiber and extend Broadband connectivity using IP-MPLS technology based products and extend broadband to local populace through wi-fi hot spots, according to a release here on Saturday.

As per the order ITI will be covering 18 districts, 110 talukas and 8695 Gram Panchayats. The works includes laying of Optical Fibre Cable (OFC underground and aerial) including site survey, planning, procurement, design, implementation network at talukas and GPs as well as Operations and Maintenance of the network. It also includes radio connectivity for Gram Panchayats that cannot be connected through fiber, implementation of horizontal connectivity to government premises, schools and PHCs. Around 38,000 kms fiber cable has to be laid, that includes underground and aerial fiber to connect Gram Panchayats with blocks, district centers and state headquarter.

ITI Limited Chairman and Managing Director K Alagesan, said, "ITI has implemented BharatNet Phase I in several States including Maharashtra and the MahaNet project gives an opportunity for further contribution to the BharatNet project."

Emphasizing on ITI's contribution to BharatNet project, Mr. R M Agarwal, Director-Marketing, ITI Limited said, "ITI's marketing initiatives are driven to supplement Government of India's missions like Make in India, Digital India, Smart City and Swachh Bharat."

BharatNet project is aimed at providing high speed broadband connectivity to the 250,000 Gram Panchayats in the country in an effort to provide broadband connectivity to all the villages in the country.

About ITI Limited:

Indian Telephone Industries Limited, commonly known as ITI Limited, is a state-owned manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in India. It was founded in 1948, and today has six manufacturing facilities which produce a range of switching, transmission, access and subscriber premises equipment. It is headquartered at Bengaluru ( Bangalore). It produces GSM mobile equipment at its Mankapur and Raebareli Plants. These two facilities supply more than nine million lines per annum to both domestic as well as export markets. It also produces Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment such as network management systems, encryption and networking solutions for internet connectivity, and secure communications networks and equipment for India's military.

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