BSNL today launched 100G Optical Transport Network (NG-OTN) across India for providing super express information highways on optical fibre infrastructure to its enterprise and retail clients.
This is a part of BSNL’s Rs 330-crore plan to cover 100 cities for providing such upgraded services .
The enhanced capacity will help retail customer base of BSNL in Landline, FTTH and Mobile services. This will also boost Enterprise Business Segment by providing Ultra high capacity in Leaseline, a statement from the PSU said.
The NG-OTN was launched by Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communication (Independent Charge) in Mumbai today .
NG OTN is planned to cover a total 100 cities across the Nation with capital outlay of Rs 330 Crs. This project also aimed to provide a 99.99 % uptime for which a Network Operating Centre (NOC) is made operational at Bangalure for providing 24X7 support. This project aimed to enhance existing 10G capacity to 100 G capacity of Optical Fiber infrastructure of BSNL, it said.
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.
Sinha appreciated the efforts of BSNL for upgrading its network to provide modern technology based Ultrafast Broadband services to the Nation. NG-OTN will also be helpful to service Central Government Projects like Bharatnet, SWAN, NKN .
Anupam Srivastava CMD BSNL expressed confidence in collaboration between BSNL and Fiber Home to provide several such more projects.
BSNL has a total customer base of approximately 115 million.