'IN-System' for Handling Mobile Subscriber Base of East, North-Eastern States Unveiled

Submitted by Subeditor on Sat, 2016-01-30 09:31 Kolkata: Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday inaugurated an 'Intelligent Network Platform' (IN -Platform) that could handle the entire mobile subscriber base of eastern and north-eastern states at the Nodal Centre of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in Salt Lake here. Created at an estimated cost of Rs 43 crore the IN-Platform has a capacity to handle 68 million subscriber and 380 million vouchers through its integrated Voucher Management System Server. The IN System has a Disaster Recovery Site at Cuttack in Odisha to take care of all the prepaid subscribers of East Zone in case of any failure in the main site. This site is giving seamless service on 24X7 basis. Migration of all the prepaid subscribers of East Zone has been successfully completed to this new platform. Prasad said the Union Government is according full importance to the development of Telecom and IT Sector as it can become an effective enabler for all the other sectors in the country for over-all economic development. He reminded all the employees of the BSNL and Department of Telecommunications (DOT) that the performance of BSNL network and services in West Bengal needs to be improved significantly in order to visualise the Digital India initiatives of the Government. He mentioned that while the telecom services in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi have improved significantly, and BSNL as a whole has achieved an operating profit in the last year, West Bengal Telecom Circle and Calcutta Telecom District are still lagging behind. On this occasion, the minister also released a philately product on Cellular Jail. (ANI)