Reliance Communications, India’s fully integrated telecommunications service provider today announced the multiple orders bagged from Central and State Government of India. With Government emerging as one of the highest ICT spender, Reliance has secured several multiyear multicrore contracts across the length and breadth of the country.
Reliance Communications has signed long term contract with The Department of Post, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (BMC), Madhya Pradesh Border Checkpost Development Company Limited along with Karnataka DISCOM and Chattisgarh DISCOM.
Reliance is known to be one of the leaders in the power sector with in-house subject matter expertise and has further enhanced its leadership by closing two large contracts. Karnataka DISCOM has signed an agreement for five years with Reliance for rolling out MPLS service across 850 locations and Wireless data connectivity across 60000 data acquisition points whereas Chattisgarh DISCOM has signed a six year contract with Reliance for rolling out MPLS service across 250 locations. The MPLS VPN service by Reliance is on a secure network of High Speed wireless last mile connectivity and provides the remote offices or traveling users an access to the central organizational network. The remote users of the network are authenticated and the data is secured with firewall and encryption technologies in order to prevent disclosure of private information to unauthorized parties.
The Department of Post has decided to embrace Information Technology in its roadmap to offer superior customer experience to citizens and have chosen Reliance Communications for hosting their servers over a 3000 sq.ft space at Dhirubhai Ambani Konowledge City in Navi Mumbai. The Disaster Recovery site will be customized and built over 2000 sq. ft of space in Mysore. This site will be operated and maintained for 5 years with special engineering expertise to manage and minimize the consumption of power, which would be almost three times lower than the industry practice. As a result of this automation, the money transfer process through Post Offices will be much faster and secured. This contract is a demonstration of Reliance Communications’ strength in terms of Project Engineering, Globally Benchmarked Infrastructure and Best Practices that are followed in Data Centre Operations.
Reliance Communications successfully runs Managed Services Contract for its global customers and have decided to bring the expertise to India. Reliance has recently signed a Facility Management contract for 3 years with the biggest Municipal Corporation of the country – Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (BMC) to outsource its IT infrastructure covering its data centre located in Worli along with 24 ward offices across Mumbai. This contract covers operations of Data Centre, Training of BMC IT Staff, Maintenance of IT & Non IT infrastructure, Operating Systems & Application Management.
Reliance Communications has managed to create ubiquitous presence with world class infrastructure and will now also offer its services to Madhya Pradesh Border Checkpost Development Company Limited towards automated checkpost operation. MP border Checkpost Development Company Limited has entered into a 13 year contract for all its locations with Reliance wherein, Reliance Communications will create network for them to carry both data and video traffic which will be the backbone for this first of its kind Public Private Partnership project.
Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Punit Garg, President & CEO – Global Enterprise Business Unit, Reliance Communications Limited said, “We are delighted to be a partner-of-choice for various departments of Central & State Government of India providing them with Data Centers, IT infrastructure and Connectivity services. The services provided by us will help the common man for faster and secure transactions thus, helping the departments to streamline their activities through automation and high speed last mile connectivity. Reliance currently has 21 Data Centers spread across the globe, nine of which are in India and have been adding practically one facility in India, every year.”
The third party Data Center market is growing exponentially in India with more and more enterprises interested in outsourcing their Data Center infrastructure to specialist service providers. Reliance, being the pioneer and market leader in this business, is able to garner a disproportionate share of this growing market.
Reliance is currently the leader in Data Centre market with 550,000 sq.ft of space and will remain the undisputed leader with addition of new Data Centers in India.