BastarNet project is an ambitious vision of Chhattisgarh Govt. for creating a digital highway for strengthening mobile and internet connectivity across the LWE affected Bastar division of Chhattisgarh to connect the 7 districts i.e. Kanker, Kondagaon, Bijapur, Narayanpur, Bastar, Sukma and Dantewada.
Under ‘BastarNet’, a massive 836 km long optical fibre cable (OFC) backbone is being laid to boost the communication system in the seven districts of the Bastar division. The network is based on Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP-MPLS) reliant oriented service network to cater to end-to-end services delivery and shall deploy ‘ring topology’ mechanism to ensure uninterrupted mobile and internet connectivity through alternative routes
Salient features of ‘BastarNet’ are as follows:
- Two rings of 405 KM connecting: Jagdalpur-Geedam-Kondagaon-Narayanpur-Bhanupratappur-Kanker and 431 KM connecting: Jagdalpur-Sukma-Dornapal-Konta-Dantewara-Geedam-Bijapur-Bhopalpattnam has been proposed under the project.
- 48 core fibre will be laid for Ring 1 & 2 and fibre cores will be made available for leasing out to TSPs/ISPs, government & private Institutions alike.
- IP/MPLS is the technology of choice.