HFCL has received an order worth Rs 2.89 billion from RailTel Corporation to set up a data communication network for the defence forces. In a regulatory filing, HFCL said the order would be executed within a year.

The project involves setting up a secure optical packet-switched network, including supply, installation, commissioning, testing, and training of hardware and software of various specifications to support IT infrastructure, among others.

According to the filing, the hardware and software provided under the project will come with a two-year warranty.