L&T Construction bags contract for smart world and communication business
The system will manage, support and operate the countrywide Armed Forces Network under NFS
The smart world and communication business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Construction has secured an order from the Indian Army to establish a first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art Unified Network Management System.
The system will manage, support and operate the countrywide Armed Forces Network under the Network for Spectrum (NFS). The scope of work involves creating a centralised network monitoring, management and control system for all the seven layers under NFS which interconnects 414 defence stations.
The project involves creation of a resilient cloud-based 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 AMC 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.
The value of the contract is between Rs 2,500 crore to Rs 5,000 crore