As part if its plans to move towards Internet Protocol (IP) based network for future technological requirements, state-run PSU, MTNL has floated of an Rs.250 crore tender for setting up an IP-based infrastructure network so as to enable the PSU to offer converged services comprising data, voice and video.
The IP-based network apart from the other advantages is expected to enable MTNL to introduce more VAS services like bandwidth-on-demand, TV Broadcast with minimum 5,000 channels (SDTV as well as HDTV) and VoIP. The project will also help MTNL in expanding its product portfolio for enterprise customers. The new infrastructure is also aimed to be a primary source of internet bandwidth for ISPs, corporates, institutions, government bodies and retail users.
MTNL has in the recent past deployed a Huawei-based solution for MPLS network enabling it to introduce some new services namely IPTV and VoIP based services.
The company is banking on IP-based network to offer integrated converged services to its customers.