Bharti broadband and Data group bags Bank of India WAN contract

MUMBAI: Bharti's end-to-end enterprise solutions arm Bharti Broadband and Data Group has bagged the Wide Area Network (WAN) contract for the core-banking project of Bank of India.

The project involves setting up of BOINET, a Wide Area Network for providing both inter-city and intra-city connectivity, Bharti to provide terrestrial connectivity to 31 Network Aggregation Points and 750 branches and to deploy as well as maintain the network Mumbai.

 

 

The contract was signed between Bank of India GM (IT) D Krishnamurthy and Bharti Broadband and Data Group CEO Rajiv Sharma. Speaking on the occasion Rajiv Sharma said, " We want to bring in our expertise and technology capabilities to put BOI at par with the best banks in the world. Our years of experience in designing and delivering highly reliable and secure networks make us the preferred network and solutions provider for the banking sector."

According to Krishnamurthy, "In order to make our services more efficient and meet customers' expectations, we have outsourced our IT and Telecom needs to the best service providers in the country. We are very confident about Bharti's capabilities and therefore have partnered with them to provide better services to our customers."

 

 

The project, one of the biggest in the recent times, would be implemented in association with Hewlett Packard India (HP) and involves setting up of BOINET, a Wide Area Network for providing an inter-city and intra-city connectivity system, to enhance the decision support system of the Bank.

Bharti Broadband and Data Group will provide terrestrial connectivity to network 31 Network Aggregation Points and 750 branches. Besides networking, the company will also be responsible for the maintenance of the entire network across the country. The contract is for a period of 10.25 years, informs an official communiqué.

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