TCIL has been designated as the implementing agency for government of India funded Digital Village Project for all CLMV (Cambodia, Laos PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam) countries.
The ’Digital Village Project’ is a commitment made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share India’s astounding progress in telecommunications with neighbouring countries. As such a grant of $10 million was allocated by government of India for each of the CLMV countries to implement the Digital Village Project.
The objective of the Digital Village Project is to provide digital connectivity to rural areas and provide a basket of ICT services such as broadband, IoT, e-Health, e-Education, e-Commerce and e-Governance.
TCIL’s Executive Director (Technical), Shivalini Sinha, participated in the ASEAN TELSOM-ATRC JWG Meeting at Yangon as part of the DoT delegation. The concept of Digital Village to be implemented by TCIL was much appreciated and the company is designing customised models for each country.
The Digital Village Pilot project is being offered on 4G/WiFi coverage based on green/solar powered sites deployed on a high speed backhaul having a mix of latest technologies say optical fibre/microwave/Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH)/Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON)/Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) for high speed backbone duly controlled and monitored through a Network Operating Centre (NOC) to digitally enable the citizens to showcase solutions in the rural areas on IoT, e-education/smart classes, e-medicine/remote medical consultations services, e-agriculture, smart building solutions, etc.
Last year, TCIL started implementation of 1.5 Gigabit Microwave Radio System in Myanmar on Rihkhawadar – Mindat route for Myanmar Posts and Telecommunication (MPT) for a total value of $6.04 Million. TCIL undertook the survey, design, supply, supervision of installation and commissioning of Microwave Radio (IP Radio) System, along with installation and commissioning of optical fiber communications link with SDH Systems and hybrid power plants. This project is expected to be completed by August 2019.