MTNL to be Telecom Service Provider for Commonwealth Games 2010

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New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): In a bid to provide a robust, effective and failure-proof system of telecommunication, the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) has been designated as the Telecom Service Provider for the Commonwealth Games, 2010.

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a budget of Rs.182 crore for the MTNL for this purpose.

This system will cater to the requirement of transmission of Games Data, Security Data, High Definition (HDTV) Broadcast signal etc. between Sports venues, International Broadcasting Centre, Main Press Centre, Master Control facilities etc.

With this support of Rs.182 crore from the Government, MTNL will establish an exclusive and dedicated telecommunication network to be obtained on Wet Lease inclusive of supply, installation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance and providing professional services.

The proposed network will comprise of two separate networks; the first network will provide coverage to all Games Applications, Administrative and Games Real Time Application, Video Surveillance for security agencies, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), Internet Services at all the designated venues alongwith management system. It will be called the Managed Data Network (MDN).

Whereas the second network will provide an exclusive coverage for video application to facilitate Uncompressed High Definition Studio to Studio, video transport from stadium to IBC and Cable Access TV (CATV) Broadcast Network. This network will be called the Broadcast Network (BN).

MTNL has planned network with multiple redundancy using high capacity Internet Protocol / Multi Protocol Label Switching (IP / MPLS) Technology. MTNL would also provide Dark Fibre alongwith IP/MPLS at no cost to the Government. (ANI)

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