- Sterlite Tech (STL) will be designing, building and managing a rural broadband network across 3000 gram panchayats in Telangana
- The project includes deploying 64,000 kms of OFC (Optical Fibre Cable) network
STL was recently awarded the mandate to create a high-speed-rural-broadband-network from Telangana Fiber Grid Corporation Ltd. (T-Fiber). T-Fiber and STL will work together for enabling high-speed broadband connectivity for rural citizens in the state of Telangana.
“We are excited to have been awarded the T-Fiber project. At STL, we are constantly working to innovate and create a smart digital ecosystem with our projects ranging from tower, home and enterprise connectivity to rural broadband and smart cities,”noted KS Rao, CEO, Network Software and Services, STL.
He added, “The uniqueness of T-Fiber project is that it will connect every household across the rural part of the state through optical fiber and provide them high speed internet connectivity. Internet connectivity will enable economic growth and social well-being of rural citizens, thereby make this project a shining example for rural development. STL is proud to be associated with T-Fiber.”
Rs 1,100 crore for phase one of the project
STL was awarded a work order for about Rs 11,00 crore for phase one of the project. The total project value is worth about Rs 1,800 crore for which STL has received the letter of intent.
The scope includes rolling out end-to-end network connectivity by deploying 64,000 kms of OFC (Optical Fibre Cable) Network, as well as deploying IP MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), a routing technique and GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network), a point to multipoint access to create seamless network connectivity. STL informed that it will leverage its latest network solutions such as LEAD360, iCORE and FTTx Mantra to deliver this project.
“We are happy to get STL on board and work together towards achieving Telangana state’s goals of enabling high quality digital reach to the remotest of households within the state and making them future ready, as part of the broader ‘BharatNet’ project,”said Sujai Karampuri, MD, T-Fiber & Director, ITE&C Department, Government of Telangana.
He added, “This initiative will work as a digital revolution that would bridge the digital gap between urban and rural India. With T-Fiber project, we aim to provide an infrastructure for affordable and high-speed broadband connectivity and digital services across the state.”
This project entails designing and building an end-to-end rural broadband network across 11 districts, 3000 gram panchayats of Telangana and managing the network for an additional seven years.The project has a significant O&M revenue stream, close to 30 per cent of the overall project value.