Broadband in 2.5 lakh vollage panchayats by 2018


 

Broadband in 2.5 lakh village panchayats by 2018

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NG-OTN will also be helpful to service Central Government Projects like Bharatnet, SWAN, NKN etc. PTI File Photo

NG-OTN will also be helpful to service Central Government Projects like Bharatnet, SWAN, NKN etc

NEW DELHI JULY 15 : In line with Digital India initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Friday introduced state of art 100G Optical Transport Network (NG-OTN) across India for providing Super Express Highways.
The NG-OTN was launched in Mumbai by Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communication (Independent Charge).

Sinha stated that Government has set a target of providing broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakh Village Panchyats by the end of December 2018, so far more than 1 lakh villages have been already provided with Optical Fiber broadband connectivity.

NG-OTN will also be helpful to service Central Government Projects like Bharatnet, SWAN, NKN etc.

Anupam Srivastava, CMD. BSNL expressed confidence in collaboration between BSNL and Fiber Home to provide several such more projects to the Nation.

NG OTN is planned to cover a total 100 cities across the nation with capital outlay of Rs.330 crore. This project also aimed to provide a 99.99 % up time for which a Network Operating Centre (NOC) is made operational at Bangalaru for providing 24X7 support.

This project aimed to enhance existing 10G capacity to 100 G capacity of Optical Fiber infrastructure of BSNL. This enhanced capacity will help retail customer base of BSNL in Landline, FTTH and Mobile services. This facility will also boost Enterprise Business Segment by providing Ultra high capacity in Lease line.

At present 45 out of 100 cities are already put in place and started operating on NG-OTN from today. Rest 55 cities will be covered and will start functioning on NG OTN facilities by March 2018.

BSNL has a total customer base of approximately 115 million. BSNL is committed for quality customer care and 24 hrs support across the country. NG OTN is a step forward taken by BSNL in this direction to ensure customer delight.EOM


M K Vidyaranya

M K Vidyaranya

Senior Journalist, Executive Editor at Media World , worked as the Chief of Bureau of the Press Trust of India (PTI) national news agency’s Karnataka Unit also worked as a Senior Journalist in Vijay Times (now defunct) , Karnataka’s second largest circulated English daily.(Times of India group). My father late M R Krishnamurthy who died at the age of 81 (20 years ago) was a Freedom Fighter and Journalist who had worked for Indian Express, Kannada Prabha, Viswakarnataka, Tainadu, Janavani and other news papers. I was also editing few evening English newspapers, weeklies and fortnightlies. besides running the FAXNEWS News agency.

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