The Telangana government on 19th Feburary 2018 demonstrated the high-speed optical fibre connectivity project T-Fiber at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT). It showcased the pilot being launched in four villages in Maheshwaram mandal near Hyderabad, where fibre connectivity is used to deliver e-governance, e-health and education.
After launching the pilot, the Technology Demonstration Network (TDN), on the sidelines of the WCIT meet here, Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad interacted with the students of a government school in one of the villages. TDN is a pilot network to showcase government-to-government and government-to-citizen services and applications in sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, education and entertainment that can be delivered over T-Fiber.
Earlier, addressing the conference, State IT Minister KT Rama Rao asked the IT industry to develop applications to help about 8 million Telugus.
“The challenge now is how to get to them with the e-services,” he said. ‘At present, the technology demonstration network is established in four villages in Maheshwaram Mandal.
A few houses, a school, a primary health centre and gram panchayat offices in Mansanpally, Thummaloor, Sirigipuram and Maheshwaram are connected to the State Secretariat, the Raj Bhavan, CM’s Camp Office and State data centre.
Corporates like Cisco, Nokia and Tejas took part in establishing the network.