NE-I and NE-II under USOF
RailTel achieved another milestone by bagging the prestigious project from USOF/DoT for laying of fiber in 6 states of North-East for creation of intra/inter district network connecting all DHQs and SDHQs (Blocks) in the respective States.
The program envisages to lay OFC cable ( at least 24 F underground) and provide minimum 2.5 Gbps bandwidth capacity upgradeable upto 10 Gbps. USOF envisages to use Existing fiber and collocation facility for creation of this network to reduce CAPEX requirement. The agreement between USOF & RailTel shall be for a period of 7 years. The bandwidth so created shall be shared with all other Service Providers at prescribed rates i.e. 88% under NE-I and 73% in NE-II discounted over current TRAI rates over the agreement period. The project is likely to be implemented over next two years which shall provide high speed connectivity within all these States.