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12th Issue of MAITWire Newsletter

NINE PILLARS -  Broadband Highways

Targets & Expectations

2.5 Lakh Gram Panchayats to be covered by December 2016 with an estimated CAPEX of Rs. 32,000 Crore

Using Virtual Network Operators for service delivery in Urban Areas and mandating Communication Infrastructure in new urban development and buildings.


National Information Infrastructure to be established by integration of SWAN, NKN, NOFN by March 2017 at an estimated cost of Rs. 15,686 Crore


Progress so far

Union Budget 2015 has made provisions for the States to get reimbursed (on cost basis) for implementing NOFN on their own



Points for deliberations

  • Macro-level Guidelines and Suggestive Models for States to design & deploy their OFNs
  • Ensuring interconnectivity between OFNs of various States
  • Suitably utilizing the existing infrastructures of SWANs and NKN
  • Developing a ‘connectivity-sharing model’ with Private Service Providers



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