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RCom Acquires Government Projects Worth Rs 150 Crore

Reliance Communications, the Reliance ADAG owned telecommunications service provider, has announced that it has acquired multiple orders worth Rs 150 crore from the Central government and state governments of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, to manage various projects. The company has signed long term contracts with: The Department of Post, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (BMC), Madhya Pradesh Border Checkpost Development Company Limited along with Karnataka DISCOM and Chattisgarh DISCOM.

Contract with DoP: RCom has signed a contract with the Department of Post, to host their servers over a 3000 sq.ft space at Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City in Navi Mumbai. RCom will also be building a custom disaster recovery site over 2000 sq. ft of space in Mysore. For the contract, RCom will operate and maintain the site for a period of 5 years to manage and minimize the consumption of power, which would be almost three times lower than the industry practice. The company claims that this automation of process would lead to faster money transfer process.

With Karnataka DISCOM: RCom has signed an agreement with Karnataka DISCOM for five years for rolling out MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) service across 850 locations and wireless data connectivity across 60,000 data acquisition points.

It has also signed an agreement with The Chattisgarh DISCOM for a period of six year to roll out MPLS service across 250 locations.

Recently, RCom also signed a facility management contract for a period of 3 years with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (BMC) to outsource its IT infrastructure covering its data centre located in Worli along with 24 ward offices across Mumbai. This contract with the BMC covers operations of Data Centre, Training of BMC IT Staff, Maintenance of IT & Non IT infrastructure, Operating Systems & Application Management.

Apart from that, RCom has signed an agreement with the Madhya Pradesh border checkpost development company Limited, for a period of 13 year for all its locations.

Reliance Communications currently operates its own Data Centre, with 550,000 sq.ft of space. It also provides wireless, wireline, voice, data, and video services. The company also provides  multiprotocol label switching virtual private servers or MPLS VPN service for high speed wireless connection for connecting the last mile.

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The company claims that it has a customer base of about 150 million including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers and its services are available in over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. The company recently reported gross consolidated revenue of Rs. 4527 crore for Q1Y13.

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