HFCL bags OFC order worth Rs. 174 Cr

HFCL has received a purchase order worth Rs. 174.43 crores from a private leading integrator of data networks for supply of optical fibre cables (OFC) for construction of Telangana Fiber Grid (T-Fiber) under Bharat Net Phase-II Programme of the government of India in the state of Telangana.

Telangana has chosen three system integrators and their focus is on deploying a massive network covering 10 zones, 585 mandals, 12,751 gram panchayats and covering 47+ lakh households along Telangana. The overall scope of work includes: Route survey, design & planning of network architecture; OFC laying work (digging, trenching, OFC laying, splicing etc.); finalisation of BoQ, procurement and supply of all active and passive equipment on the basis of approved BoQ; connectivity, installation testing and commissioning; integration with T-NOC based at Hyderabad; and operations and maintenance of the end-to-end network infrastructure for a period of 7 years from the date of project go-live.

The system integrator work also includes: Design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, operations & maintenance of end-end infrastructure (IP-MPLS), GPON and other active and passive components including provision of rack space, structured cabling and power for DWDM equipment) from T-NOC to households for zones covered under their respective packages for the entire duration of the project. MSIs to facilitate and coordinate with MSI of Package A, who is responsible for DWDM equipment.

The Government of Telangana has decided to follow the state led implementation for the layout of optical fiber in the state and has formulated T-Fiber SPV to provide broadband connectivity to every household in rural Telangana. T-Fiber piggy backs on the Mission Bhagiratha Project which provides safe drinking water to every household through water pipelines thereby achieving Right of Way (RoW) across the whole state. The network will be deployed along water supply routes which have been already mapped for the entire state.

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