Aksh Optifibre bags order for Package B of National Optic Fibre backbone project

By : |January 17, 2014 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Aksh Optifibre Ltd has bagged the contract for Package B of the National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) backbone project for supplying optical fibre cables.

The project is aimed at connecting over 250,000 gram panchayats across the country and lead the charge towards empowering the heart of the nation for better e-governance, e-health services and better educational services at the grass root level.

The project is scheduled to be completed by September 2015 and aims to provide high-speed broadband Internet to all the 250,000 gram panchayats with speeds of upto 100 Mbps to create a model of development and sow the seeds for an e-revolution in the rural parts of the country.

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The NOFN Project is being rolled out by Bharat Broadband Network Ltd (BBNL), the special purpose vehicle setup under the Department Of Telecom. BBNL has divided the project into six packages – East, West, North, South, Central and Northeast and separate bids have been accepted for all the six zones. The total value of this project has been set at Rs. 20,000 crores.

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