ITI bags Rs.433 crore work order form TN Govt


Bengaluru: Public sector telecom equipment manufacturer ITI Limited has received a Work Order from TANFINET (Tamil Nadu Fibrenet Corporation Limited) (A Govt. of Tamil Nadu Undertaking) regarding BharatNet Phase-II in Tamil Nadu for Package D. The value of the contract is Rs. 432.97 Crores and has to be implemented within a time period of 360 days, followed by three years for Operations & Maintenance from the date of ‘Project Go-Live’ in accordance with the delivery schedules.

The scope of work of includes Planning, Survey, Supply, Installation, Commissioning, Testing, End-to-End Integration, Operation & Maintenance of Optical Fibre Network (OFN), and Electronics for Broadband connectivity under BharatNet Phase- II in Tamil Nadu for Package D. As part of this Package, ITI Limited will be covering 10 districts/ 109 blocks/ 3103 Gram Panchayats/ 845 Revenue villages across the length and breadth of Tamil Nadu state providing a minimum of 1 Gbps bandwidth service.

The Package also includes radio connectivity for Gram Panchayats that cannot be connected through fiber, implementation of horizontal connectivity to government premises, schools, and primary health centres (PHCs). Around 15000 kms of fiber cable will be laid, that includes underground and aerial fiber to connect Gram Panchayats with blocks, district centers, and state headquarter.

“We are proud to be a partner of Government of Tamil Nadu which aims to empower rural Tamil Nadu and create jobs, opportunities, and growth. High-speed internet will be a big boon for students in rural areas, and will contribute towards addressing issues like digital-divide among rural population”, Mr. Rakesh Mohan Agarwal, Chairman & Managing Director, ITI Limited said.

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