Technology Demonstration Network of T-Fiber launched at WCIT
The Technology Demonstration Network (TDN) of T-Fiber was formally launched at the inaugural event of World Congress on Information Technology by hon’ble Union Electronics and IT Minister Sri Ravishankar Prasad and State IT Minister Sri KT Rama Rao.
Union Minister interacted with students of Government School in Maheshwaram village over the TDN. A three way communication between the school students in Maheshwaram, a teacher in Hyderabad and the Union Minister at HICC was showcased today.
Later a telemedicine service between a doctor in Hyderabad and a patient at Mansanpally Primary Health Care center was also demonstrated to the Union Minister.
Lastly a modern E-Kiosk set up at Tummaluru village, which provides a range of Government to Citizen services, video-conferencing facility and a host of Agriculture services was also demonstrated to Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad and other dignitaries by MD of T-Fiber Sri Sujai Karampuri.
TDN is a pilot network which intends to showcase the Government to Government, Government to Citizens services and the range of applications in sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, education, entertainment that could be delivered over T-Fiber Network.
Speaking after the launch of TDN, Minister KTR said that the idea behind launching this pilot was to showcase the possibilities that a high speed Fiber Optic cable will open up for both Government and Private Sector. Minister opined that T-Fiber will usher in revolutionary transformation particularly in Agriculture, Education, Healthcare and also E-Commerce sectors.
TDN is established in four villages under the Maheshwaram Mandal. Few houses, a school, a Primary Health Centre and Grampanchayat offices in Mansanpally, Thummaloor, Sirigipuram and Maheshwaram Village are connected to Secretariat, the Raj Bhavan, CM’s Camp Office and State Data Center.
A total of 215 Kms of Optic Fiber Cable has been laid with the participating industry players – BBNL, Sterlite, L&T and HFCL. CISCO, Nokia and Tejas Networks have provided best in class technology for the network. Currently, the network is capable of at least 1 Gig capacity with the provision to upgrade the same to as much as 400 Gig.
Agriculture applications for farmers, Digital Education solutions for students and Telemedicine for citizens are some of the applications that would be showcased as part of TDN.
Services such as TeleMedicine, eEducation, Video Conference, Government to Citizen Services such as MeeSeva, IPTV, IP-Phone services are already commissioned. More applications would be added in the due course of time. The current services partners under the TDN include Cisco,Sterlite, HPE, MeeSeva, TSAT, Corpus, D-Link, Quadgen, E-Abhyas, Micromax, Kisan Raja, and Celkon.
TDN will be available for about an year to welcome the Industry/Government players to develop services and technologies which will benefit the people of Telangana.