Smarttech signs long term contract to provide high-capacity Internet and MPLS solution for Mahanet

Dec 2, 2019

Telecom provider Smarttech has been chosen as the strategic Network Solution Partner by ITI Limited-Aksentt Tech Services Limited consortium to set up a high-capacity Internet and MPLS network for Mahanet Project. Smarttech, which has its headquarters in Mumbai, will provide high capacity Internet & MPLS solution for 50+ Taluka locations as a primary link in Maharashtra for a period of 5 years. The deal is part of the state government of Maharashtra's Maharashtra Information Technology Corporation Limited (MahaIT), a state-led nodal agency, which aims to connect approximately 12,000 gram Panchayats through the ongoing MahaNet-I project and has selected Reliance Jio and Smarttech as bandwidth providers

As a implementation partner, ITI Limited - Aksentt Tech will connect 8500 Gram Panchayats on fiber across 17 districts of Maharashtra along with contract for setting up core IP MPLS network, Bandwidth and a NOC at Navi Mumbai and DRNOC at Nagpur whereas Sterlite will connect 4,045 Gram Panchayats on fiber in 8 districts. As a telecom service provider for Mahanet, Smarttech would cover regions being implemented by both implementation partners ie; ITI-Aksentt and Sterlite to provide high-capacity Internet and MPLS VPN bandwidth.

Smarttech’s network infrastructure will empower MahaIT to implement a range of communication and e-governance services throughout 12,000 gram panchayat's. These will include solutions such as Telemedicine, Digital Education, Grampanchayat Wi-Fi and G2C services. In future, it will include various other services based on voice, data and video.

This win is a boost for Smarttech, the youngest service provider with pan India license from Department of Telecom to expand its network coverage across the state of Maharashtra. Smarttech, which started its operations in mid of this year, has a network footprint in more than 300 locations with its 600+ points of presence and aims to reach 1000 locations within a year of operation. Smarttech is much ahead of the other leading service provider and has already delivered high capacity bandwidth on fiber at 15 locations and aims to complete the remaining locations before end of December 2019.