MahaIT signs up latest technology
Mumbai-listed Sterlite Tech, a global data network solutions company, will design, build and manage a carrier-grade network for a Rs.1,512 crore MahaNet-I project for the implementation of BharatNet-II in Maharashtra.
As a leading implementation partner, Sterlite Tech will connect 4,045 gram panchayats (village councils) across the eight districts linking over 7.5 million citizens.
The project is part of Maharashtra Information Technology Corporation Limited (MahaIT), a state-led nodal agency, which aims to connect approximately 13,000 gram panchayats through the MahaNet-I project.
“Sterlite Tech will design, build and manage a carrier-grade network, capable of riding Gigabit-ready broadband applications to the last-mile,” said SVR Srinivas (IAS), Chairman & MD – MahaIT and Principal Secretary-IT of the State Government.
The company has successfully rolled out broadband networks for the Indian defence and for leading telcos, he noted, adding that “now we are looking at them to bring in their technological expertise and best practices to MahaNet-I.”
Sterlite Tech was associated with BharatNet in phase I and will now partner with Maharashtra for BharatNet phase II to enable integrated digital services to the last-mile.
Combining its extensive experience in network design and rollout, and capabilities in latest deployment technologies such as video surveys, geo-monitoring, sensors and analytics, with MahaNet-I, Sterlite Tech will continue its strong commitment towards achieving the Digital India vision.
“Ensuring e-connectivity to the villages through our unique Lead 360 deployment approach, we are creating a smarter digital network,” elaborated K S Rao, CEO – Telecom Services Business, Sterlite Tech.
“Once the data transmission network is complete, it will ride various applications, including e-education, e-health and e-governance,thereby improving everyday living experiences of the citizens in the region,” he said.
Sterlite Technologies Ltd [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], engages with customers in more than 100 countries, with a digital web-scale offering across products, services and software.
The Company has global scale manufacturing facilities in India, Italy, China & Brazil and two Software Delivery Centres in India.
Sterlite Tech is home to India’s only Centre of Excellence for broadband research and Centre for Smarter Networks for next generation network applications.
Projects undertaken by the Company include intrusion-proof smarter data network for the Armed Forces, citizen networks for BharatNet (rural broadband), Smart Cities’ development, and establishing high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) connectivity. fiinews.com