BharatNet shall be a project of national importance to establish, by 2017, a highly scalable network infrastructure accessible on a non-discriminatory basis, to provide on demand, affordable broadband connectivity of 2 Mbps to 20 Mbps for all households and on demand capacity to all institutions, to realise the vision of Digital India, in partnership with States and the private sector. The entire project is being funded by Universal service Obligation Fund (USOF), which was set up for improving telecom services in rural and remote areas of the country. The objective is to facilitate the delivery of e-governance, e-health, e-education, e-banking, Internet and other services to the rural India.
he State Government operates a fully functional State Data Centre (Tier 2 Data Centre as per TIA-942 standard). It is the first State Data Centre in the country to have a fully operational Government Cloud. The objective of this initiative was to reduce SDC cost drastically while increasing the IT capacity with maximum flexibility and scalability. The SDC offers storage Capacity of 67 TB (Usable Capacity of 67 TB and raw capacity of 83TB) and has over 150+ applications in production. It is spread over 1450 sq.ft. area and has hosting capacity of 39 racks.
The Maharashtra SWAN is envisaged as the backbone network for data, voice and video communications throughout the State and caters to the information communication requirements of the entire state government and its departments. The MSWAN consists of a 3 Tier structure. These tiers are:
State Head Quarter (SHQ)
District Head Quarter (DHQ)
Taluka Head Quarter (THQ)
These tiers have Point of Presence and Point of Interconnectivity for various horizontal offices. MSWAN proposes to connect 35 District Head Quarters to the State head quarter, 358 Taluka Head Quarters and 6 Divisional Head Quarters to District Head Quarters.