Implementing one of the largest rural connectivity programs in India

From digital divide to digital inclusion

The customer, the state of Maharashtra in India (one of the largest in Indian with a population of 110 mn) was planning to digitally connect about 4,000 Gram Panchayats (the lowest governance unit of the government) with their respective administrative heads. This involved a geographical spread of about 18,700 sq. kms. The customer was looking for a data network solutions provider who could design a network of this scale keeping in mind current and future needs involving use cases like e-health, e-governance, education, transportation, and utilities.

Challenges that we faced (and mitigated)

  • Geo-political issues like naxal turbulence
  • Tough terrains including forest areas
  • Adverse weather conditions (upto 50 degree)
  • Large, diverse scope involving more than 80 partners at any given time

STL Solution to deliver excellence

STL enabled digital inclusion in Maharashtra through its hyper scale network modernization powered by LEAD 360° approach. STL deep-dived into challenges associated with the FRO process and addressed them through design-thinking and innovation at all the steps.

  • Model project for handling complex RoW scenarios
  • FTR and sound applications
  • Single window clearance for NH & NHAI
  • Separate government resoulution for forest areas
  • Extensive soil-strata analysis and data-basing
  • Technology-led granular & accurate surveys with techniques like 360o photogrammetry
  • Highly mechanised operations with the use of augurs and specially designed trenchers
  • Ensuring continuity and quality by – Lead 360

Creating tangible impact

First-ever Bharatnet Project to use MPLS
0% error-rate Intelligent and flawless execution of the process
17 million Citizens connected
Robust connectivity, E-health, E-governance, E-education
1750 T&D Peak levels recorded in a month
500 Machines working simultaneously