RailTel has bagged an order from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) for revamping the existing information technology (IT) infrastructure at 51 stations and two depots along with a comprehensive annual maintenance contract for a period of five years, extendable up to 10 years. The total value of the contract is Rs 581.7 million (excluding taxes) with a delivery period of three months. RailTel has bagged the order through a domestic open and competitive bidding process.

The proposed network aims at providing delivery of internet service at all BMRCL stations and depots. The network can support further enhancements such as traffic control, access control and services which can be run on priority. This internet protocol multi-protocol label switching (IP-MPLS) network shall fulfil all the internet services and enterprises services link data forward, virtual private networks (VPNs) and multicast services. The proposed network will have multiple-ring architecture.

Further, the network consists of four parts – data centre and disaster recovery, core network, aggregation network and access network at each station.