Digital Cable TV and Broadband Service provider GTPL Hathway Limited has been appointed as the Project Implementation Agency (PIA) of Package B for implementation of BharatNet Phase – II Project in the state of Gujarat by Gujarat Fibre Grid Network Limited (GFGNL).
The Rs 1245.77 crore-project is on EPC bases and includes Survey, Design, Plan, execution with active/passive (OSP + Electronics) components with commissioning of a complete network. GTPL Hathway and Polycab Wires Private Limited are the consortium partners and will jointly implement this prestigious project.
Under the project, GTPL will connect 3,767 GPs (Gram Panchayat, Package B, Saurashtra region) by implementing end-to-end Optic Fibre Cable and digital infrastructure at Centralized network operations center of Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The contract value includes Capex and 3 Years O&M (Operation & Maintenance). The contract also includes a further option of an extension of an additional 4 Years of O&M mandate at additional value.
Assuring the expertise for deployment of this project, Anirudhasinhji Jadeja, Managing Director, GTPL Hathway commented, “GTPL has been playing an active role in digital initiatives such as Smart Cities and now we have won this project under Digital India Initiatives. With a team strength of more than 3500 including an on-ground team of 1500, GTPL is uniquely positioned to create the necessary infrastructure with in-house capabilities and experience. Together with our consortium partner Polycab Wires, we are very confident to complete the project in a stipulated timeframe of 1 year.”
Disclosing further details about the project, Hetal Shah, Enterprise Head, GTPL Hathway said that the company will create an infrastructure network that will provide broadband connectivity to 3,767 gram panchayats across Saurashtra region, with each Gram Panchayat connected with 1 Gbps with additional 12 core fiber for future capacity build up and possibility of further monetization. The company will lay down fiber network across 17,000 km and will use the modern and scalable GPON technology for sustainable stability.