RailTel Corporation of India has bagged a work order from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) worth Rs 115.70 million for installation of multi-protocol label switching (MPLS)-virtual private networks (VPNs) at 33 locations of RVNL across the country.

As per the work order agreement, the MPLS VPN networks services will be created and maintained by RailTel at 33 locations of RVNL. The services will be provided for a period of 5 years. RailTel shall provide 24×7 customer care support as a part of the service.

MPLS VPN is a flexible method to transport and route several types of network traffic using MPLS backbone. These services have now assumed more importance as enterprises are turning to cloud-based applications. VPN based on MPLS are an excellent option for connecting to cloud-based services because of their inherent security characteristics, scalability, availability of infrastructure redundancy, capabilities for prioritizing traffic, and more. It is more reliable and secure than the public Internet and is an optimum way to connect to the cloud. This MPLS VPN network will enable digitalisation of RVNL offices by making them more secure, efficient, transparent and contributing towards enhanced productivity.

Commenting on the development, Puneet Chawla, CMD, RailTel, said, “RailTel has a pan India high capacity optical fibre cable (OFC) network and using this network it delivers MPLS VPN services. The MPLS VPN Network is contributing towards enhancing productivity and is helping to synergise the total operational processes. Users of MPLS VPN are assured of a high quality-of-service (QoS) for their internet connectivity, and as a result, the apps and software that are on the cloud perform seamlessly. As enterprises are turning to cloud based applications and services, MPLS VPN is the best way to connect them with better security. We expect a further revenue growth from these kind of services given the digitalisation thrust across all enterprises. RailTel is also providing MPLS VPN networks services in a very big way at various locations of all the subsidiaries of Coal India Limited. Apart from MPLS VPN, RailTel also provides internet lease line (ILL) services, internet bandwidth, CCTV implementation, HD video conferencing, LAN/WAN connectivity solutions, etc. to its clients.”