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|
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.