Lucknow: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with RailTel Corporation of India Limited (Railtel) for co-operation in the field of cloud services, IoT, eGovernance, smart cities, networks for defence projects and mission-critical communication systems for domestic and international markets. The MoU has been signed in the presence of BEL's CMD MV Gowtama and RailTel's CMD Puneet Chawla, during the ongoing DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow on Thursday.
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is a Navratna PSU and India's foremost defence electronics company, BEL is a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-Unit conglomerate having products in the areas of radars, missile systems, military communications, naval systems, electronic warfare & avionics, C4I systems, electro-optics, tank electronics & gun/weapon system upgrade in the defence segment. BEL is also diversifying into areas such as homeland security & smart cities, satellite integration & space electronics, railways, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, software as a service, energy storage products and composite shelters & masts.
RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RailTel), a Miniratna PSU, is one of the largest neutral telecom services providers in the country owning a pan-India optic fibre network covering urban and rural areas, with a focus on areas co-terminus with existing railway lines. Along with a network of 52,000+ RKM of optic fibre, RailTel has two Tier III certified data centres as well. Along with providing nationwide broadband telecom & multimedia network, RailTel is also engaged in the modernisation of train operations and administration of network systems for Indian Railways. RailTel has been selected for implementation of various mission-mode government projects in the telecom field. RailTel offers a bundle of services like MPLS-VPN, telepresence, leased line, tower co-location, data centre services etc. RailTel has been engaged in transforming railway stations into the digital hub by providing public Wi-Fi at major railway stations. Currently, over 5,590+ stations are live with RailTel's RailWire Wi-Fi.