Sterlite bags Rs 1,512 crore MahaNet deal, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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NEW DELHI: Sterlite Tech, an information community options firm has gained a Rs 1,512 crore deal for the primary section of the MahaNet program for the implementation of BharatInternet-II in Maharashtra.

“As a number one implementation companion, Sterlite Tech will join 4,045 gram panchayats throughout eight districts of Maharashtra, impacting over 7.5 million residents, Sterlite Tech in an announcement Monday mentioned.

State authorities’s nodal company, Maharashtra Information Technology Corporation Limited (MahaIT) goals to attach almost 13,000 gram panchayats by way of the MahaNet-I venture.

The Pune-based firm has already supplied greater than 1 lakh route kilometers (rkm) of fibre optic to Centre’s formidable BharatInternet’s initiative that goals to attach 2.5 lakh gram panchayats or village blocks by March 31, 2019.

With an expertise in community design and rollout, and capabilities in newest deployment applied sciences reminiscent of video surveys, geo-monitoring, sensors, and analytics, with MahaNet-I initiative, Sterlite will proceed its robust dedication in direction of reaching the Digital India imaginative and prescient, it added.

“Sterlite Tech will design, construct and handle a carrier-grade community, able to using Gigabit-ready broadband functions to the last-mile,” SVR Srinivas, Chairman & MD – MahaIT and Principal Secretary— IT, Government of Maharashtra mentioned.

Srinivas added that as the corporate has efficiently rolled out broadband networks for the Indian protection and for main telcos, the state authorities needed to usher in Sterlite’s technological experience and finest practices to the MahaNet-I program.

In 2014, the Telecom arm of the mining big Vedanata Resources had gained the Network for Spectrum (NFS) venture value Rs 2,500 crore from the state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for the deployment of the communication community for the Indian armed forces.

Elaborating on the venture, KS Rao, CEO – Telecom Services Business, Sterlite Tech, mentioned,

“Ensuring e-connectivity to the villages through our unique Lead 360 deployment approach, we are creating a smarter digital network,” KS Rao, CEO – Telecom Services Business at Sterlite Tech mentioned.

The initiative, in line with Rao, would permit numerous citizen-centric functions, together with e-education, e-health and e-governance.

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