HCIL will deploy satellite broadband network for 3000 bank branches in India

by Staff Reporter | December 9th, 2012

Shivaji Chatterjee, vice president at Hughes India

Hughes Communications India, Ltd (HCIL) has won a five-year, USD six million contract from C-Edge.

HCIL will be deploying a satellite broadband network and managed services that will link together more than 3,000 branches of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in India.

HCIL will connect various District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) and State Apex banks in India. The first phase of the new satellite broadband network will be implemented in the Indian states of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.

Hughes will also deploy 3,000 HN9200 VSAT terminals as part of the banking project. The company will further provide shared Network Operations Center (NOC) services such as backhaul, hosting, end-to-end IPSec management, and satellite bandwidth.

A joint venture of the State Bank of India (SBI) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) C-Edge reportedly intends to re-engineer the business processes of more than 140 banks in India. It also seeks to transform the information technologies used by those same banks. C-Edge selected the solution employed by HCIL to optimise its customers’ technology, security, cost, and operations


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