L&T wins deal for India Army spectrum network project

Photo: L&T House, for representational purposes only.

New Delhi: The Smart World and Communication Business of Indian major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) today said it has bagged a a large order from the Indian Army for establishing a first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art Unified Network Management System to ‘manage, support and operate’ the countrywide Armed Forces Network under the Network for Spectrum (NFS).

“This is an extremely crucial and sensitive project for the Ministry of Defence and we are proud that the ministry has reposed their faith in our technical, engineering and solutioning capabilities to execute this project,” L&T Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director S. N. Subrahmanyan said in a company statement.

“It involves creating a centralised network monitoring, management and control system for all the seven layers under NFS which interconnects 414 defence stations,” he said on the scope of the mandate.

The project involves the creation of a resilient cloud-based Information Technology (IT) infrastructure on ‘Infrastructure As A Service‘ (IAAS) model. The scope also includes Next Generation Operations System and Software (NGOSS) based Unified Network Management System, Eight Network Operations Centers (NOCs) consisting of National NOCs, Disaster Recovery NOCs, Regional NOCs, Security Operation Centers, Tier III Data Centres and Training Infrastructure.

The facilities under this project will allow real time monitoring of the complete IT network backbone of the Indian Army and provide complete visibility of deployed network assets, leading to optimal utilisation of resources.

The project is to be implemented in 18 months followed by three years of warranty and seven years of Annual Maintenance Contract during which L&T will provide Managed Maintenance Services including SLA monitoring, service impact analysis and root cause analysis for the countrywide Armed Force Next Generation Network.

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