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
01 Bhojpur 150 158 347.5 212
02 Buxer 123 132 261.06 195
03 Begusarai 240 258 512.7 280.575
04 W.Champaran 239 253 614.9 546.009
05 Bhagalpur 231 246 480.2 153.5
06 Banka 68 72 178 0
07 Saran 170 181 416.57 432
08 Gopalganj 75 78 189.3 204
09 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 Sheoha 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.