|Reliance Communications Bags Multiple Government Orders worth Rs. 150cr
IT News Online Staff
Reliance Communications Ltd. announced it has received multiple orders from the Central and State Governments of India worth Rs. 150 crore. With the Government emerging as one of the highest ICT spenders, Reliance has secured several multiyear multicrore contracts across the country.
The company has signed long term contracts with The Department of Post, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (BMC), Madhya Pradesh Border Checkpost Development Company Ltd. along with Karnataka DISCOM and Chattisgarh DISCOM.
Karnataka DISCOM has signed an agreement for five years with Reliance for rolling out MPLS service across 850 locations and wireless data connectivity across 60000 data acquisition points, whereas Chattisgarh DISCOM has signed a six year contract with Reliance for rolling out MPLS service across 250 locations.
The MPLS VPN service by Reliance is on a secure network of High Speed wireless last mile connectivity and provides the remote offices or traveling users an access to the central organizational network. The remote users of the network are authenticated and the data is secured with firewall and encryption technologies in order to prevent disclosure of private information to unauthorized parties.
The Department of Post has decided to embrace IT in its roadmap to offer superior customer experience to citizens and have chosen Reliance Communications for hosting their servers over a 3000 sq. ft space at Dhirubhai Ambani Konowledge City in Navi Mumbai. The Disaster Recovery site will be customized and built over 2000 sq. ft of space in Mysore. This site will be operated and maintained for five years with special engineering expertise to manage and minimize the consumption of power, which would be almost three times lower than the industry practice. As a result of this automation, the money transfer process through Post Offices will be much faster and secured. Reliance said this contract is a demonstration of its strength in terms of project engineering, globally benchmarked infrastructure and best practices that are followed in data center operations.
Reliance Communications successfully runs managed services contracts for its global customers and have decided to bring the expertise to India. The company has recently signed a facility management contract for three years with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (BMC) to outsource its IT infrastructure covering its data center located in Worli along with 24 ward offices across Mumbai. This contract covers operations of data center, training of BMC IT staff, maintenance of IT and non IT infrastructure, operating systems and application management.
The company will also offer its services to Madhya Pradesh Border Checkpost Development Company Ltd. towards automated checkpost operations. MP Border Checkpost Development Company has entered into a 13 year contract for all its locations with Reliance wherein, Reliance Communications will create a network for them to carry both data and video traffic, which will be the backbone for this public private partnership project.
Punit Garg, President and CEO - Global Enterprise Business Unit, Reliance Communications Ltd., said, "We are delighted to be a partner-of-choice for various departments of Central and State Governments of India providing them with data centers, IT infrastructure and connectivity services. The services provided by us will help the common man for faster and secure transactions thus, helping the departments to streamline their activities through automation and high speed last mile connectivity. Reliance currently has 21 data centers spread across the globe, nine of which are in India and have been adding practically one facility in India, every year."