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State Wide Area Network (SWAN)

  1. 1. State Wide Area Network (SWAN) - A Case study of Meghalaya SWAN (MSWAN) BY Amit Soni AM(TC) S&TC Division 8 th November 2006
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is SWAN ? </li></ul><ul><li>Requirement Of SWAN </li></ul><ul><li>Different Agencies in SWAN </li></ul><ul><li>TCIL Role </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study of Meghalaya SWAN </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is SWAN? <ul><li>SWAN – State Wide Area Network </li></ul><ul><li>Network - The term ‘Network’ stands for a group of telecom systems and computers connected to each other by some communication channel to share the resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Network:- </li></ul><ul><li>1) Local Area Network (LAN) </li></ul><ul><li>2) Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) </li></ul><ul><li>3) Wide Area Network (WAN) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Local Area Network (LAN) <ul><li>LAN – It connects network devices over a relatively short distance like in a single building or campus . LANs are typically owned, controlled and managed by a single person and organization. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) <ul><li>MAN - A MAN is designed to extend over an entire city. It may be a single network, or it may be a means of connecting a number of LANs into a larger network. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wide Area Network (WAN) <ul><li>WAN – A WAN provides long distance transmission of data, voice, image and video information over large geographical areas that may comprise a country, continent, or even the whole world. </li></ul><ul><li>Wide Area Network is a collection of networks spread over a geographical area </li></ul>
  7. 7. SWAN <ul><li>State Wide Area Network (SWAN) – It is a WAN covering whole state, incorporating many networks for providing data, voice and video services throughout the state. </li></ul>
  8. 8. SWAN Subdivision / Block HQs State capital-SHQ Horizontal Offices 1 N District HQs 1 N Horizontal Offices Horizontal Offices
  9. 9. Requirement of SWAN <ul><li>A government to be SMART (Simple, Methodological, </li></ul><ul><li>Accountable, Responsive, Transparent) needs to have: </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient & reliable communication network </li></ul><ul><li>Improved information flow among various levels and offices </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced communication gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Improved quality and speedy decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Faster and better implementation of government schemes </li></ul>
  10. 10. E-Governance need <ul><li>Various E-Governance applications are being developed for efficient delivery of service to citizens. For eg: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport-Registration of Motor Vehicles, issuing driving licenses etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Care- Linking various Hospitals Tele-Medicine etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education-Linking various educational Institutions, distance learning etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment-Online Registration for unemployed, computerization of day to day activities of employment exchange etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Municipal- Bill deposition, Issue of Certificates - Birth / Death / Land records etc. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Different Agencies <ul><li>Department of Information Technology (DIT), GoI </li></ul><ul><li>State’s Information Technology Department </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing Agency </li></ul><ul><li>NicNET </li></ul><ul><li>Third Party Monitoring Agency </li></ul>
  12. 12. Different Agencies - DIT <ul><li>Govt. of India, Department of Information Technology (DIT) </li></ul><ul><li>The Government of India has planned a national level initiative- National e-Governance Plan, (NeGP) for increased transparency, efficiency and effectiveness for delivery of citizen services. </li></ul><ul><li>An important component of the NeGP is SWAN; which has now been identified as an element of core infrastructure for supporting e- Governance initiatives. DIT, GOI has also embarked a significant outlay for supporting this activity. Under NeGP SWAN policy it is proposed to connect state capital (SHQ) with all the Districts Head Quarter (DHQ) and subsequently all the DHQ to be connected with Sub-division Head Quarter/Blocks (SDHQ/Block). </li></ul>
  13. 13. Different Agencies - DIT <ul><li>SWAN is one of the Mission Mode project </li></ul><ul><li>Total NeGP outlay for SWAN – Rs 3000 Cr </li></ul><ul><li>To connect state capital (SHQ) with all the Districts Head Quarter (DHQ) and subsequently all the DHQ to be connected with Sub-division Head Quarter / Blocks (SDHQ/Block). </li></ul>
  14. 14. Implementation Plan <ul><li>State would need to establish the SWAN using either of the two options provided by DIT, GOI: </li></ul><ul><li>Option I: State to identify a suitable PPP model (BOO, BOOT etc.), select an appropriate agency through a suitable competitive process for outsourcing establishment, operation and maintenance of the Network. </li></ul><ul><li>Option II: Designated NIC as the prime implementation agency for the SWAN for establishment, operation and maintenance of the network as an integral part of NICNET, with an appropriate end-to-end Service Level Agreement (SLA). </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Department of IT, GoI supports (cost/funding) to state Government w.r.t. different options. </li></ul><ul><li>DIT will support the entire cost of establishment, operation and maintenance of the SWAN for a period of five years (except recurring charges of Bandwidth) to state Govt / NIC on 100% grant basis . </li></ul><ul><li>Terminal equipment at each Point of Presence (PoP) one PoP at each location (without horizontal connectivity) i.e. SHQ/DHQs/SDHQs/BHQs covered by the SWAN. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of consultancy (only for option I) </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of Third party monitoring (option I) / Cost of Third party auditors (option II). </li></ul>Implementation Plan
  16. 16. TCIL’s Role <ul><li>Role of TCIL w.r.t. different options are as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Option I: </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing Agency: All the states, except where TCIL is the consultant. </li></ul><ul><li>Third party Monitoring: All the states, except where TCIL will implement </li></ul><ul><li>Option II: </li></ul><ul><li>Auditors </li></ul><ul><li>Third party Monitoring </li></ul>
  17. 17. TCIL’s Role <ul><li>SWAN Projects completed or under progress with TCIL </li></ul>Agreement yet to be signed Consultant OSWAN ORISSA Draft RFP submitted to State Consultant MSWAN MEGHALAYA Vertical RFP to be floated Consultant UASWAN UTTARANCHAL Bidder Selected. Agreement to be signed. Turnkey implementation ACAN TRIPURA Implementation Stage Consultant JharNET JHARKHAND 3 rd party monitoring in progress till 2008. Consultancy and 3 rd Party Monitoring GSWAN GUJRAT Status TCIL’s Role Project Name State
  18. 18. Case Study <ul><li>Meghalaya State Wide Area Network (MSWAN) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Introduction <ul><li>Initiatives of Government of Meghalaya (GoM) </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of “ Meghalaya Information Technology Society (MITS)” , which will be responsible for e-governance initiative to take care of activities related to implementation and management of these initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal for the set-up of the “ Meghalaya State wide Area Network (MSWAN)” for modernisation of communication set-up which will help in the development of state </li></ul><ul><li>Appointment of “ Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL)” as their consultant to assist GoM for implementation of MSWAN </li></ul>
  20. 20. Introduction <ul><li>Objectives of MSWAN </li></ul><ul><li>GoM has proposed to set up Meghalaya State Wide Area Network (MSWAN) for the purpose of: </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting Govt. agencies/ departments/ offices at SHQ with all DHQs and subsequently to all the SDHQs/Blocks in a 24x7 quality network, extendable for Public to Government interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Providing connectivity across the state through one network and re-engineering of various departments and government services to ensure easy information flow </li></ul><ul><li>Having one single network to deploy the e-Gov application for various activities </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing a network that functions as IT gateway for seamless, effortless & instantaneous information flow </li></ul>
  21. 21. Introduction <ul><li>Facilities provided by MSWAN </li></ul><ul><li>SWAN facilitates the government to discharge its obligations more efficiently as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of various existing stand-alone applications and provide effective interconnectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Voice and Video communication </li></ul><ul><li>Catering of Data transfer needs between government departments as well as for the government interface with public </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring of development programs </li></ul><ul><li>Improved quality of decision-making and governance by the easy access of required information </li></ul>
  22. 22. Introduction <ul><li>TCIL’s Scope of Work - As a consultant, TCIL will carry out: </li></ul><ul><li>System Design including the Requirement Definition, Site Survey, Concept formation and Technology evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation and submission of a system design report covering the requirements of the network, Technical design, Financial analysis and suggestions on the purchase model. </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation and submission of the RFP document consisting of the finalized network requirements, general and special conditions of the contract, information for the prospective bidders. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of the submitted bids including the Pre-qualification, Technical and Financial bids and subsequent finalizing of the selected bidder. </li></ul><ul><li>Supervising the installation and commissioning of the network and conducting the acceptance testing (partial and final), with regular submission of status and test reports. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Requirement Definition <ul><li>System Study </li></ul><ul><li>Survey conducted by TCIL provides the following information for working out the requirements of the network: </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Structure, Geographical spread-over, information flow at SHQ, DHQ, SDHQ & BHQ </li></ul><ul><li>Estimate number of Point of Presence (POP) for horizontal connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Current infrastructure at State, District, Subdivision and Block Headquarter levels </li></ul><ul><li>Communication needs of various departments </li></ul>
  24. 24. Requirement Definition <ul><li>Overview of Meghalaya </li></ul><ul><li>The upcoming MSWAN will have the following hierarchy: </li></ul><ul><li>State Headquarter (SHQ), at Shillong </li></ul><ul><li>7 District Headquarters (DHQ) </li></ul><ul><li>8 Subdivision Headquarters (SDHQ) </li></ul><ul><li>39 Block Headquarters (Blocks) </li></ul><ul><li>The state government, with its headquarters (SHQ) at Shillong, has about 55 Departments </li></ul>
  25. 25. Requirement Definition <ul><li>Connectivity Scheme </li></ul>The proposed MSWAN network will follow a hierarchical connectivity scheme as shown: Primary Tier consisting of SHQ Tertiary Tier consisting of 8 SDHQ / 39 BHQ Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Secondary Tier consisting of 7 DHQ 2 Mbps upgradable to 8 Mbps 2 Mbps upgradable to 4 Mbps
  26. 26. Concept of PoP Subdivision / Block HQs State capital-SHQ Horizontal Offices 1 N District HQs 1 N Horizontal Offices Horizontal Offices
  27. 27. Concept of PoP Subdivision / Block HQs State capital-SHQ 1 N District HQs 1 N Horizontal Offices Horizontal POP Vertical POP Horizontal Offices
  28. 28. Requirement Definition <ul><li>7 District Headquarters (DHQ) </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Dy. Commissioner’s office campus </li></ul><ul><li>Function as aggregation point for horizontal connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the geographical spread-over, status of industrialisation, population, number of offices and users, the 7 DHQ are categorised as: </li></ul>
  29. 29. Requirement Definition <ul><li>7 District Headquarters (DHQ) </li></ul><ul><li>As per the survey, the category-wise number of Horizontal PoPs at DHQs, for horizontal connectivity are as follows: </li></ul>
  30. 30. Requirement Definition <ul><li>8 Subdivision Headquarters (SDHQ) </li></ul><ul><li>Headed by Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) </li></ul><ul><li>All SDHQ located at the SDO’s office </li></ul><ul><li>2 Horizontal PoPs will cater the horizontal connectivity at SDHQ </li></ul><ul><li>39 Block Headquarters (BHQ) </li></ul><ul><li>Headed by Block Development Officer (BDO) </li></ul><ul><li>All BHQ located at the BDO’s office </li></ul><ul><li>Core PoP to cater all the users (3-6) in the BDO campus </li></ul>
  31. 31. User Requirements Nil BHQ Nil SDHQ DHQ* SHQ Video Requirements BHQ SDHQ Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 DHQ* SHQ Data Requirements BHQ SDHQ Category 3 Category 2 Category 1 DHQ* SHQ Voice Requirements Users Requirement Levels 3 8 60 45 90 350 5 10 85 60 125 500 1 15
  32. 32. User Requirements <ul><li>The indicative user requirement for voice & data services within next 5 years (duration of project) is estimated to be double of current requirement. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Concept & Network Design SHQ Villages SDHQ (8) / BLOCKS (39) 2 Mbps 2 Mbps 2 Mbps Leased Line ISDN Backup DHQ (1) ISDN BRI 2 Mbps 2 Mbps DHQ (7) To Horizontal PoPs To Horizontal PoPs To Horizontal PoPs To Horizontal PoPs Channelised STM-1 Remote BHQ VSAT Bandwidth 512 Kbps Shared VSAT Bandwidth
  34. 34. Concept & Network Design <ul><li>State Headquarters (SHQ) </li></ul><ul><li>Located at Secretariat Building, Shillong </li></ul><ul><li>Function as Network Operation Center (NOC) </li></ul><ul><li>21 PoP will cater the horizontal connectivity at SHQ </li></ul>
  35. 35. Concept & Network Design <ul><li>Connectivity at SHQ </li></ul>Firewall/IPS/ Authentication server Fast Ethernet LAN Voice Switch Network Monitoring System VSAT Horizontal PoPs Internet Mobile VSAT (Optional) Gateway Phones Network Management System IDU Firewall MSS MCU V C Equipment ISDN Backup links 21 2 1 Links from 7 DHQs in Channelized STM Remote Blocks connectivity
  36. 36. Concept & Network Design <ul><li>Connectivity at DHQ </li></ul>H.323 VC Equipment IP Phones Fast Ethernet LAN Data MSS Link to SHQ and N 2 1 Horizontal PoPs Links from SDHQ / BHQ On STM 1 ISDN Backup links
  37. 37. Concept & Network Design <ul><li>Connectivity at SDHQ / BHQ </li></ul>Ethernet LAN IP Phones MSS System Links to DHQ Horizontal PoPs ISDN BRI Backup links 2 1
  38. 38. Concept & Network Design <ul><li>Connectivity at Remote BHQs </li></ul>Ku / Xc Band Remote BHQ
  39. 39. Design Features <ul><li>Interfaces shall be realized on plug-in cards with hot swappable facility </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment footprint and power consumption should be kept to the minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Scalability of design with respect to number of centres, interfaces per center and bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to route data traffic as per requirement from any location to any other location </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to route the voice traffic based on the uniform numbering scheme </li></ul>
  40. 40. Design Features <ul><li>Support for all industry standard protocols for data communication </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient diagnostic facilities alongwith the details & level to identify & locate the faults and easy rectification of faults. </li></ul><ul><li>The equipments/ interfaces should comply with relevant ITU-T/ IEEE/ EIA/ ANSI/ NEBS/ TEC etc. standards as applicable. </li></ul><ul><li>The proposed network design shall allow the connectivity of existing networks with MSWAN using standard protocol </li></ul>
  41. 41. Design Features <ul><li>Redundancy of relevant elements at appropriate levels to minimize disruption of services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Redundant Control Processors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redundant Load Sharing Power Supplies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot Swappable Modules. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The design at DHQs should cater for providing redundancy, whenever required by GoM, to the extent that each DHQ may be connected to the adjacent DHQ and each DHQ is connected to SHQ </li></ul><ul><li>Redundancy </li></ul>
  42. 42. Operational Requirements <ul><li>Operational Requirements: The Percentage uptime shall be as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Tier First 3 years Last 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>At SHQ - 99.90% - 99.99% </li></ul><ul><li>At DHQ - 99.50% - 99.90% </li></ul><ul><li>At SDHQ/BLOCK/ - 98 % - 99.50% </li></ul><ul><li>Co-located & remote offices </li></ul><ul><li>Operation on commercial 230V AC, 48V DC input power with 50 Hz ±1% </li></ul><ul><li>24 hrs Toll free Help desk facility and technical manuals for providing procedural/ technical assistance to the users. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Security <ul><li>Firewall </li></ul><ul><li>Intrusion Detection and Protection System </li></ul><ul><li>Antivirus </li></ul><ul><li>Radius Software for AAA functionality </li></ul>
  44. 44. Network Monitoring & Management <ul><li>The Network monitoring & management software are an integral part of the network performing the following tasks : </li></ul><ul><li>To give accurate report of Hardware and Software deployed on the network. </li></ul><ul><li>To give comprehensive report on the configuration of Hardware and Software change made in any part of the network. </li></ul><ul><li>To drill down to a particular network element to view the details of the response time, availability, reloads, protocols and interface status. To identify & analyze failures of any link / element on the network </li></ul><ul><li>To isolate network error condition and suggest probable cause. </li></ul><ul><li>To print traffic analysis of peak / lean hours/days/months etc. </li></ul><ul><li>To print down time / Up time w.r.t various Network elements and its components/ links / Facilities and overall Network. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Connectivity Analysis <ul><li>Two categories of connectivities are required for MSWAN: </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical : i) SHQ to 7 DHQs </li></ul><ul><li> ii) DHQ to SDHQs / BHQs </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal : i) Government offices in Shillong to SHQ </li></ul><ul><li> ii) District offices with DHQ and </li></ul><ul><li>iii) Sub divisional offices to SDHQ </li></ul><ul><li>For Vertical connectivity only BSNL has network across the state. </li></ul>Categories
  46. 46. Connectivity Analysis <ul><li>Network exists throughout the Meghalaya state </li></ul><ul><li>Leased lines available from SHQ to 7 districts, 8 Subdivisions and 23 Blocks </li></ul><ul><li>No leased line facility at 14 Blocks, (viz. Baghmara , Betasing, Chokpot, Gasupara, Gambegre, Shella, Lasiken, Mawjrong, Mawkynrew, Ranikore, Rongra, Saipung, Samanda and Zigzag ) as indicated during meeting with BSNL officials. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2 Blocks (Chokpot and Jirang – Patharkhmah)E1 link will be available after December 2006 </li></ul>BSNL Option
  47. 47. Connectivity Analysis <ul><li>Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical Connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Leased Links from BSNL for Vertical connectivity wherever available </li></ul><ul><li>VSAT link for Blocks wherever BSNL connectivity in not available </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal Connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid solution including Leased Lines, RF, OFC etc depending on the location & best suited technology vis - a- vis cost. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Outsourcing Model <ul><li>Modified BOOT Model </li></ul><ul><li>Services required as required by the State Govt. are specified </li></ul><ul><li>Govt. releases guaranteed payments on quarterly basis against the services prescribed in SLA (Service Level Agreement) </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor to take care of the availability of the spares to maintain guaranteed uptime </li></ul><ul><li>For monitoring of network, separate agency need to be involved (if required) and paid accordingly </li></ul>
  49. 49. Bandwidth Requirement 8 Mbps or more 4 Mbps Internet 2 Mbps 512 Kbps Mobile Van 2 Mbps Shared 512 Kbps VSAT BW shared SHQ to Remote BHQs 4 Mbps or more 2 Mbps DHQ to SDHQ / BHQ 8 Mbps or more 2 Mbps SHQ to DHQ Future (Anytime) Initial Path
  50. 50. Benefits of MSWAN <ul><li>Productivity Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Managerial Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Public access services </li></ul><ul><li>High IT Industrial Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Image building of the State </li></ul>Intangible Benefits
  51. 51. Benefits of MSWAN <ul><li>Financial Savings – MSWAN would help in considerable time saving for the direct users resulting in an increase in the productivity of the employee. This increase in productivity would result in financial savings to the government </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management - Due to MSWAN the decision making process, plan formulation and implementation would be effective and it would also save the workhour of all government employees </li></ul><ul><li>Due to MSWAN there would also be savings in expenditures like Telecom, Travelling, Fuel and Stationery etc. </li></ul>Tangible Benefits
  52. 52. <ul><li>Thank you ! </li></ul>

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