Sri KT Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister IT, Industries & MAUD reviewed the progress of the T-Fiber project.Hon’ble Minister stated that digital infrastructure is proving to be a game-changer in the fight against Covid-19. He said that the importance of a robust digital infrastructure was once again validated in the form of increased demand for online education, online healthcare and e-commerce services during the current pandemic.
Minister stated that reliable broadband connectivity will facilitate seamless Work-From-Home options for the IT and allied sectors in a post-COVID world.
The T-Fiber network once completed shall help transform the delivery of G2G and G2C services across the state, especially in rural areas by connecting Government institutions, enterprises and households. The network has a lot of potentials to revolutionize delivery of online Education, Tele-health and Agriculture services in the State by enabling high-speed connectivity and digital content reliably and seamlessly.
Hon’ble Minister instructed the T-Fiber team to connect Rythu Vedikas coming up in the state. This enables the vision of the Chief Minister to bring all the farmers in the state to come under one roof to discuss, interact and exchange ideas with Ministers and Government officials thorough video conferencing. Farmers can also benefit as they will have better access to prices and other marketing information at their fingertips.
Hon’ble Minister said that the potential of the T-Fiber network once ready will be enormous in delivering the citizen services across the state.
Minister instructed the officials that all the existing network infrastructure in the state and the state data centre should be brought under T-Fibre
He directed the officials that all Municipal Corporations and Municipalities to be included in the scope of T-Fibre.
He concluded the review by directing the Master System Integrators to speed up the on ground project execution. Minister said that the RoW act would be reviewed to ensure brisk progress of work. He urged the TFiber team to ensure the entire project work is completed within 10 months.
IT Dept Principal Secretary Sri Jayesh Ranjan, T-Fiber MD Sri Sujai Karampuri and other officials participated in the meeting.