RailTel Corporation of India Ltd has received an Advance Purchase Order amounting to Rs. 25.46 Crores per annum (plus GST) from M/s. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for commissioning of the Point-to-Point Links.
The Advance Purchase Order issued for the said work will be valid for a period of one year and further extendable by two years.
RailTel, a “Mini Ratna (Category-I)” Central Public Sector Enterprise is an ICT provider and one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure providers in the country owning a Pan-India optic fiber network on exclusive Right of Way (ROW) along Railway track. The OFC network covers all important towns & cities of the country and several rural areas.
- Presently, the optic fiber network of RailTel covers over 55,000 route kilometers and covers 5,677 railway stations across towns and cities in India.
- RailTel is an ISO certified company.
- Its operations are certified with various certifications including ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and CMMI Level-4 for its quality management systems, information security management systems, and service management systems, respectively RailTel has a strategic relationship with the Indian Railways and it undertakes a wide variety of projects including provision of mission critical connectivity services such as video surveillance system at stations and within trains, ‘e-Office’ services and implementing short haul connectivity between stations and long haul connectivity to support various organizations within the Indian Railways.
- RailTel also undertakes various passenger services including content on demand services and Wi-Fi across major railway stations in India.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) provides telecom services throughout the country excluding Delhi & Mumbai. BSNL is a 100% Govt. of India owned Public Sector Undertaking with an authorized share capital of Rs.17,500 crores and paid up capital of Rs.12,500 crores comprising of Rs.5,000 crores of Equity and Rs.7,500 crores of Preference shares capital. Its total income during FY 2019-20 was Rs.18,907crores.
BSNL telecom network therefore is part of modern global network, providing access to countries around the world for transporting information in the form of voice, data and video. The company has vast experience in planning, installation, network integration & maintenance of switches & transmission networks & also has a world class ISO 9000 certified Telecom Training Institute.
Source: RailTel-Press Release | Image Credit: RailTel