New Delhi: New Delhi: RailTel Corporation of India (RailTel), a PSU under the Ministry of Railways, has received a work order from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) worth Rs 11.57 crore for the installation of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)-Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) at 33 locations of RVNL across the country. "As per the work order agreement, the MPLS-VPN networks services will be created and maintained by RailTel at 33 locations of RVNL," the company said in a press release on Monday.
The services will be provided for a period of 5 years. RailTel shall provide 24×7 customer care support as a part of the service, it added.
MPLS-VPN is a flexible method to transport and route several types of network traffic using the MPLS backbone. These services have now assumed more importance as enterprises are turning to cloud-based applications. VPN based on MPLS is an excellent option for connecting to cloud-based services because of their inherent security characteristics, scalability, availability of infrastructure redundancy, capabilities for prioritizing traffic, and more. It is more reliable and secure than the public Internet and is an optimum way to connect to the cloud.
This MPLS-VPN network will enable the digitalization of RVNL offices by making them more secure, efficient, transparent and contributing towards enhanced productivity.
Talking about RailTel CMD Puneet Chawla said, “RailTel has a Pan India high capacity OFC network and using this network it delivers MPLS VPN services. The MPLS-VPN network is contributing to enhancing productivity and is helping to synergize the total operational processes". He also said as the enterprises are turning to cloud-based applications and services, MPLS-VPN is the best way to connect them with better security.
RailTel to execute an order worth Rs 11.57 Crore for installation of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)-Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) at 33 locations.
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"We expect further revenue growth from these kinds of services given the digitalisation thrust across all enterprises. RailTel is also providing MPLS-VPN networks services in a very big way at various locations of all the subsidiaries of Coal India Limited (CIL),” he added.
RailTel is a prominent Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider and one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure providers in the country owning a pan-India optic fibre network of 61000+ route km on exclusive Right of Way (ROW) along Railway track. RVNL is also a fellow Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Railways, which carries out planning, development, resource mobilization and execution of railway-related projects for the creation and augmentation of the capacity of rail infrastructure on fast track basis.
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