Telangana ahead in digital race

Telangana State gears up to test optical fibre network in four villages of Rangareddy district.

By Author  |  Published: 23rd Dec 2017  12:45 amUpdated: 23rd Dec 2017  10:49 am

Hyderabad: Blazing a new trail, the young State of Telangana is gearing up to test its optical fibre network in four villages of Maheshwaram mandal in Ranga Reddy district from next month. Once it succeeds, the State government would be able to connect nearly 3.6 crore people in one crore households to the world using high speed Internet connectivity in less than a year.

The State government’s prestigious Telangana Fibre Grid project is racing ahead of other States in the country to establish the optical fibre network and even set new benchmarks in providing Internet connectivity to every household in the State. As against 1.25 lakh km of optic fibre ducts, more than 27,000 km of optic fibre duct has already been laid. The government is keen to use IT for effective governance and also ensure inclusive social and economic development.

Fibre cables being laid

IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao recently announced that under Digital Telangana project, optic fibre cables were being laid along with water pipelines to ensure broadband connectivity to every household. A pilot project is being taken up in villages of Maheshwaram, Mansanpalli, Thummaloor and Sirigirpur of Maheshwaram mandal. Around 10 technology majors like Cisco, HP, Tera Soft, Intex, D-Link and others are voluntarily participating in testing the prestigious project for high speed internet connectivity in these villages.

“Our team is working extensively in collaboration with officials of Mission Bhagiratha to complete laying of optic fibre cable ducts as per fixed schedule. To take up a pilot project, our Technology Demonstration Network (TDN) is being installed to provide high speed internet connectivity to these four villages in Maheshwaram mandal next month,” Telangana Fibre Grid Corporation (T-Fibre) Managing Director Sujai Karampuri told Telangana Today.

Online services

The pilot project is aimed at educating people about the advantages of availing services online and ten major companies were taking part in the initiative. Network and systems required for the technology demonstration initiative would be in place by January first week. Around 50 households, including government offices, will be connected to internet for providing both e-governance services such as Mee Seva, education, health, security surveillance and panchayat services as well as monetisation services like broadband internet, cable television, telephone connection and IPTV services like Vidya Nipuna on TSAT.