In a bid to establish an exclusive and dedicated telecommunication network for upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010 (CWG’10). Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) has chosen as the official Telecom Service Provider.The Central Government approved a budget of Rs.182 crore for it.
MTNL has planned network with multiple redundancy using high capacity Internet Protocol / Multi Protocol Label Switching (IP / MPLS) Technology. MTNL would also provide Dark Fibre alongwith IP/MPLS at no cost to the Government.
This system will cater to the requirement of transmission of Games Data, Security Data, High Definition (HDTV) Broadcast signal etc. between Sports venues, International Broadcasting Center, Main Press Center, Master Control facilities etc.
The proposed network will comprise of two separate networks; the first network will provide coverage to all Games Applications, Administrative and Games Real Time Application, Video Surveillance for security agencies, Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), Internet Services at all the designated venues along with management system. It will be called the Managed Data Network (MDN).
Whereas the second network will provide an exclusive coverage for video application to facilitate Uncompressed High Definition Studio to Studio, video transport from stadium to IBC and Cable Access TV (CATV) Broadcast Network. This network will be called the Broadcast Network.