Mumbai, May 22 (UNI) United Telecom Ltd (UTL) today signed an agreement with end-to-end networking solutions provider UTStarcom, to deploy its Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GEPON) fiber access solution to serve as the foundation for the new Statewide Area Network (SWAN) in Goa.
A pioneer in the development and management of e-governance and next-generation network infrastructure solutions, UTL is the first company to deploy GEPON technology to deliver e-governance and triple play services in the State, a release said here today.
''Bridging the digital divide is a global challenge many countries face as the availability of broadband services expand beyond metropolitan cities into remote regions of the world,'' said Vijay Yadav, MD, South Asia Operations at UTStarcom.
UTStarcom's FTTx solution will be used to provide high-speed fiber connectivity across all State-government offices in Goa for running e-governance applications. The network will be capable of delivering up to one gigabit-per-second bandwidth to each office and is expected to be extended in the near future to cover sub-districts and villages to enable Goa state government to provide better services to its citizens, he added.