Airtel Launches Digital Network Infrastructure ‘State Wide Area Network’ (SWAN) in Uttar Pradesh

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One of India’s leading telecommunications services provider made an official announcement that it has built, designed and implemented a next generation State Wide Area Network (SWAN) for the Government of Uttar Pradesh as part of Government of India’s e-Governance initiative.

UPSWAN 2.0, which is one of the largest of its kind in India, was launched by the Respected Deputy Chief Minster Dr Dinesh Sharma.

Mr. Alok Sinha , Additional Chief Secretary (Commercial Tax, IT & Electronics) said: “Under the leadership of our Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi ji India is undergoing a digital transformation and empowering its citizens through e-Governance. Uttar Pradesh, which is India’s largest state, is making rapid strides towards becoming fully digitally enabled and ensuring that government services reach every corner of the state over a digital backbone. We are pleased to partner with Bharti Airtel in this journey and congratulate them on building this key network infrastructure.”

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UPSWAN 2.0 consists of 885 Points of Presence (PoPs) across the state of Uttar Pradesh and is designed to provide safe, secure and high-speed connectivity for delivery of Government services to citizens over a Closed User Group network. This modern network infrastructure now digitally connects all State Headquarters, District Headquarters, Block Headquarters & Tehsil Headquarters across Uttar Pradesh and empowers them to deliver Government to Government as well as Government to Citizen services in a quick and seamless manner.

All State Headquarters will be implemented with upto 10 Gbps connectivity while District, Block and Tehsil Headquarters will have upto 10 Mbps connectivity. A dedicated Network Operations Centre has also been set up in Lucknow to monitor the network performance.

UPSWAN will boost efficiency and support seamless e-delivery of government services to citizens even in deep rural places and interior villages of uttar Pradesh. These will involve filing of applications for pension and financial aid, registration for employment, issuance of birth and death certificates, application for new/renewal of ration cards etc. It will also lay a strong foundation for building Smart Cities across the State.

Airtel has provided end to end solution for this large scale digital infrastructure including MPLS, Internet Bandwidth, Network Hardware Equipment, Security Firewalls, System Integration and Managed Services.

Mr. Ajay Chitkara, Director & CEO – Airtel Business said: “We are delighted to be able to contribute to the Digital India vision and partner with the Government of Uttar Pradesh in their digital transformation agenda. UPSWAN, which compares with the best in class networks, will be digital backbone for the state and help in building a truly connected Uttar Pradesh. On behalf of Airtel, I would like to thank the State administration for giving us this opportunity.”

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Airtel Business is India’s leading provider and pioneer of ICT services with a diverse portfolio of services to enterprises, governments, carriers and small and medium businesses. It caters to more than 3000 Large and 500,000 Medium and Small enterprises with world-class services.

Airtel is a most respected and trusted solution provider for fixed-line voice (PRIs), data and other connectivity solutions like MPLS, VoIP, SIP trunking. Additionally, the company offers high end services to enterprises Audio, Video and Web Conferencing. Cloud portfolio is also an integral part of its enterprise solutions suite, which offers Storage, compute, Microsoft office 365, e-commerce package through shopify and Customer Relationship Management packages on a pay as you go model.

Along with voice, data and video, its services also involves network integration, data centers, managed services, enterprise mobility applications and digital media.

Airtel Business gives ‘One solution, bill, support, face’ involvement to clients. It additionally offer worldwide administrations in both voice and information including Value Added Services administrations like International Toll Free Services and SMS hubbing. Airtel Business’ deliberately found submarine links and satellite system empower its clients to associate over the world including hard to-achieve territories and its worldwide system keeps running crosswise over 250,000 Rkms, covering 50 nations in five mainlands.

Bharti Airtel Limited is a main worldwide media communications organization with tasks in 18 nations crosswise over Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the organization positions among the best 3 portable specialist co-ops all around as far as endorsers. In India, the organization’s item contributions incorporate 2G, 3G and 4G remote administrations, portable trade, fixed line administrations, fast home broadband, DTH, venture administrations including national and universal long separation administrations to transporters. In the remainder of the geologies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G remote administrations and versatile business. Bharti Airtel had more than 403 million clients over its activities toward the finish of March 2019.

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