HCL Infosystems Bags Broadband Connectivity Project from Indian Railways

HCL Infosystems, a hardware, services and ICT system integration company, bags a project for providing broadband connectivity to the Indian Railways. HCL Infosystems will provide end to end ADSL 2+ Broadband Network on Indian Railways enterprise Wide Area Network through RailTel Corporation of India Ltd., a PSU under Ministry of Railways. Through this solution, the Indian Railways will be providing dedicated broadband high-speed Internet service to various Railway Offices & residences across the country at total 108 locations including the 16 Zonal Railway HQ, 67 Divisional Railway HQs., Railway’s Centralised Training Institutes and Railway’s Production Units.
The company will be a turnkey provider for deploying the ADSL2+ Broadband Network with full responsibility of the network design and planning, deployment, and service roll out and maintenance of the network. The project is a first of its kind not only for RailTel but also in the country. It will enable the reach of Railnet to the residential colonies and offices of Indian Railways by utilizing the copper cable already laid for voice communication.
Speaking on the launch Mr. Rajeev Asija, Chief Operating Officer – Enterprise Business, HCL Infosystems said, Indian Railways is a well trusted brand for the citizens of the country and we are pleased to be associated with them as the trusted partner to deliver solutions for broadband connectivity. We are confident that this solution will bring a revolution in the adoption of broadband solutions in the Indian Railways’ administration and also foster our vision of enhanced broadband penetration in the nation.”
The current solution will be capable of supporting approximately 30000 users and will provide the operator with network flexibility, scalability for innovation and a rapid return on investment.