Airtel powers e-governance initiative in Uttar Pradesh with SWAN

Bharti Airtel has implemented a State Wide Area Network (SWAN) for the Uttar Pradesh Government as part of India’s e-governance initiative.
Airtel Business CEO Ajay Chitkara
Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minster Dinesh Sharma launched UPSWAN 2.0 that is designed to provide high-speed connectivity for delivery of Government services to citizens over a Closed User Group network.

UPSWAN 2.0, which comprises of 885 Points of Presence (PoPs) across the state, connects all state headquarters, district headquarters, block headquarters and tehsil headquarters across Uttar Pradesh.

The telecom network offers up to 10 Gbps connectivity in all state headquarters, while district, block and tehsil headquarters will receive up to 10 Mbps connectivity. Airtel engineers have also set up a dedicated network operations centre in Lucknow to monitor the network performance.

UPSWAN will enhance efficiency and enable e-delivery of government services to citizens even in rural pockets. E-governance services in Uttar Pradesh include 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

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.

Ajay Chitkara, director & CEO – Airtel Business said: “UPSWAN will be the digital backbone for the state and help in building a connected Uttar Pradesh.”

Airtel Business serves over 3,000 large and 500,000 medium and small enterprises with services.