Formation of RailTel• RailTel – Railway Budget 2000 • Announcement for formation of telecom corporation – Formed on 26th September 2000 – Authorised capital of Rs. 1000 crore. – PSU fully owned by Railways – To build nationwide multimedia broadband telecom network for commercial exploitation – Assets • Railway’s ROW for establishing OFC network • OFC based telecom assets of Indian Railways (transferred to RailTel).
Objectives of RailTel• Expeditiously modernise Railways – Operational and – Safety systems.• Create a nationwide broadband telecom and multimedia network – to supplement national infrastructure – to spur growth of • telecom, • internet and • IT enabled value added services - in all parts of the country especially rural,remote and backward areas.• Significantly contribute to realisation of goals and objectives of NTP 1999.
Licenses and services• RailTel has IP-I, IP-II , ISP & NLD licenses and is offering following services: – Infrastructure leasing – Bandwidth leasing – ISP services (Class A) – VPN services – NLD (Voice Transit)
RailTel’s Present BusinessTelecom Dark Fibre Co-location Service Providers ISPs Towers MSOs Leasing of TelecomService Providers Infrastructure Govt ISPs Domestic Corporates RailTel MPLS - VPN Leased Lines Govt SMEs Corporates Banks Internet Leased Lines ISPs Corporates Govt Educational Instt
Railtel’s Network & Plan• Focus on long distance band-width • Build nation-wide OFC network of 45,000 Route KMs OFC connecting 4,000 stations using STM16/DWDM • 28,000 RKM of STM 16 network in place in multiple layers (Backbone Layer), Multiple Self healing rings with Multi service SDH systems • Edge (at 40-50 Kms PoP) of STM 4 and Access layer ( at every Station) of STM1 with Ethernet Interfaces • All station equipped with 155 Mbps BW& 10/100 Mbps ethernet ports• DWDM 10500 KM implemented and another 12500 KM under implementation• NGN based NLD network in 18 cities (15 Circles) implemented and another 36 cities under implementation• Expansion of MPLS VPN Network from 40 cities to 81 cities.• Local Access Network (OFC/WiFi/WiMAX) in 150+ cities• Managed Telecom Services on Railway towers
DWDM STM-16 (2.5 GBPS) Stns of commercial importance STM-4/16 Imp. Stns 50-60 kms STM-1/4 Every stn 8-10 kms 10/100 MBPS EthernetOFC SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
Last Mile/ Access Network• 1000+ microwave towers• More than 3400 OFC POPs functional• Co-location facility at all OFC POPs• Deploying 100 cities MAN network either by swapping fibre or building own OFC network• OFC connectivity to MSC and BSCs of service providers in 100 cities.
Why RailTel – Choice of Telcos• 65000 Kms of Secure and Seamless ROW of Indian Railways – ROW passes through central business districts of cities – Readymade Infrastructure • Huge Bandwidth • Pan India Coverage – Extensive Rural Coverage• Access to physical infrastructure like office space, Power Supply and Human Resource• Existing Network Transferred From Indian Railways• No Burden Of Legacy Network- Network State Of The Art
Why RailTel – Choice of Telcos• Low Cost of Maintenance and availability of Manpower for the same by leveraging the relationships with Indian Railways• Lower Operational Cost through Economies of Scale and choice of technology ( IP- based Technology)• Experience in operating Telecom Network• Better Quality due to Intrinsic Strength in Operation and Maintenance. Quick Customer support (due to Railway’s excellent work culture)• Demand for redundancy due to never ending road expansion by NHAI• Fast Speed in rolling out network• Neutral Player RailTel’s USP- Delete Inconvenience, Insert Delight
MPLS-IP Backbone• Country wide IP backbone• Routers- 40 locations covers – metros, – mini metros and – other important cities of the country.• Services to be offered – MPLS IP –VPNs – Layer 2 VPNs – Bandwidth on demand – Corporate leased lines – VOIP – Internet Bandwidth Services – Managed network services – Unified messaging services• Extend IP services to 3400 POPs on SDH network
MPLS-IP Backbone (contd)• Network Architecture – Simple to implement – Scalable as demand grows – Flexible to accommodate complex customer requirements – Capable of offering full gamut of IP VPN services – IP V6 ready
MPLS-IP Backbone (contd)• Network Topology consists of – High end Core routers (4)- M20 of Juniper – Core routers (9)- M 20 of Juniper – Core routers connected in mesh topology using STM 1 connectivity (being upgraded to GBE ) – Edge routers (25)- M 10 of Juniper – Edge locations (25) dual homed into one or more core locations over 100 MBPS Ethernet links – 3000 POPs connected to MPLS backbone on ethernet over SDH
RailTel MPLS Network – A New Paradigm• Assured Service Uptime & Availability ( Performance Management Reports available)• Support for “off the shelf” network devices like Cisco, Juniper etc ( Device Configuration Management)• Open, Carrier-grade Environment – scalable, recoverable, and extendable
Support/Help Desk Services• 24X7X365 Days Telephonic Support for Premium Services.• On Site support for critical problems.• Faster Response time depending upon the level of services customer opts for.• Standard 8X5 Telephonic Support for Other services.• 24 Hours online support via email for all services• Escalation procedures for timely resolution of customer grievances.
Managed Network Services by RailTel• RailTel can provide Managed Network Services to it’s customers , addressing the following areas: – Uptime Statistics & performance of the client network elements like: • Servers • Routers • Switches • SNMP based managed Objects – Remote Troubleshooting of the Customer Backbone – Help-Desk Support & generation of Trouble-Tickets. – Security Threats Monitoring of the Customer Network. – Monthly or Quarterly Reports on the Network Performance & Faults.