National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) 

    

NOFN Agreement is Valid for 05 Years from effective date of agreement and BBNL is the vendor for NOFN Phase-I in Bihar Circle.

The Government of India has approved on 25.10.2011 the setting up of National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) for providing broadband connectivity to approximately 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats in India to be funded through the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).

M/s Bharat Broadband Network Limited has been set up as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for creation and implementation of NOFN, and incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 and is vendor for NOFN phase-I in Bihar Circle.

BBNL shall set up, provide (i.e. procure, install, test, commission), operate, maintain and manage OFC transport network and associated infrastructure required for effective provision of at least 100 Mbps bandwidth on sharing basis in all the estimated 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats (GPs) of India.

BBNL shall be solely responsible for creation, operation and maintenance of NOFN for provision of bandwidth to all the estimated 2,50,000 GPs, covering both existing routes/sections utilized and new sections. This responsibility shall be on a continuous basis and will extend to all aspects of the scheme viz., roll-out and commissioning, leasing, operation and maintenance, providing bandwidth on sharing basis as prescribed in this Agreement.

BBNL, after validity of agreement, shall becomes self-sustainable as enshrined in the Cabinet Note unless revoked earlier for reasons as specified elsewhere in the document.

 

DETAILS OF DISTRICT, NO. OF GPs, AND OFC ROUTES IN BIHAR UNDER NOFN SCHEME : AT A GLANCE

Sl. No.

Name of District

Nos. of GPs.

Nos. of OFC routes to be laid

Route Kms. Of OFC to be laid

Total route Km. of OFC laid as on date

A

B

C

D

E

F

1

Bhojpur

150

158

347.5

212

2

Buxer

123

132

261.06

195

3

Begusarai

240

258

512.7

280.575

4

W.Champaran

239

253

614.9

546.009

5

Bhagalpur

231

246

480.2

153.5

6

Banka

68

72

178

0

7

Saran

170

181

416.57

432

8

Gopalganj

75

78

189.3

204

9

Siwan

74

78

175

143

10

Darbhanga

211

220

455

218.168

11

Gaya

111

119

228.5

35

12

Arwal

34

36

96.9

0

13

Jehanabad

76

81

193.15

69.6

14

Nawada

20

21

44.2

0

15

Aurangabad

35

37

95.85

0

16

Vaishali

270

285

547.3

461.278

17

Araria

83

86

209.35

208.734

18

Katihar

199

211

461.83

205.43

19

Purnea

67

71

160.7

116.139

20

Khagaria

129

136

244.14

98

21

Kishanganj

123

130

361.3

364.41

22

Madhubani

267

281

543.95

234.1

23

E.Champaran

251

266

651.9

588.587

24

Monghyr

101

110

198.11

162.466

25

Sheikhpura

54

60

114.38

24

26

Lakhisarai

80

87

142.2

60.68

27

Jamui

54

57

156.64

28.582

28

Sheohar

55

60

140.75

160.907

29

Sitamarhi

68

71

194.55

38

30

Muzaffarpur

218

226

569.05

337.328

31

Patna

249

265

655.9

228.842

32

Nalanda

121

130

311.9

119.402

33

Saharsa

136

145

286.2

120.096

34

Madhepura

141

151

320.55

169.894

35

Supaul

78

82

168.45

59

36

Samastipur

335

352

775.11

436

37

Rohtas

144

154

360.8

120.9

38

Kaimur

122

131

301.63

155.8

 

TOTAL

5202

5517

12165.52

6987.43

   Resource: Agreement for NOFN.

  Approx 9500 Km. OFC has been laid out of total allocated 11220 Km. in this circle. Physical inspection of 32 GPs have been done by the team of this office in     Patna, Begusarai, Munger, Nawada and Sheohar districts.