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ECIL implements optical fiber cable based network for RailTel

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Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL) has announced the successful System Integration of the High-Speed optical fiber cable (OFC) backbone network for RailTel, the telecom subsidiary of Indian Railways. The OFC based project was commissioned by Union Minister of Railways, Nitish Kumar in

Bangalore.

As a part of the implementation, ECIL has integrated high technology SDH / PDH equipment supplied by TEJAS- its partner, in integrating the defense components and managing the network. Networking Management System (NMS) presently would ensure effective management of the network; provide configuration management, network health monitoring, Security & Accounting management and proactive maintenance. As an extension of this network, ECIL has also bagged an additional order covering 64 stations for OFC based network implementation.

The network has a capability to offer the following services apart from meeting the railways communication needs: Bandwidth services for Telecom operators, Internet services, Virtual private network, National and International long distance services, Voice over IP and Telephone. With today’s commissioning the STM 4 ring covering Bangalore-Dharmavarm-Gooty- Wadi - Vikarabad - Secunderabad - Guntur - Vijayawada - Gudur - Chennai - Arakkonam - Renigunta - Gooty - Guntakal goes live. While STM-4 in the Virar-Surat section has also been completed and Delhi- Jaipur section is under installation and will go live shortly.

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This phase covers a total of 411 stations across the country. The network consists of STM-4 backbone, providing a bandwidth of 622 Mbps, carrying traffic between junction and important stations. STM 1access segments with a bandwidth of 155 Mbps connecting the ordinary stations, aggregates the traffic on to STM-4 backbone at the junction stations. The network capabilities can be leveraged to provide Internet kiosks onboard the trains and at stations / reservation centers providing information on reservation status, passenger amenities like hotel accommodation, road maps, multimedia cafes, video conferencing and other services. 

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