The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) yesterday allowed its field units to take leased lines for internet from BSNL/MTNL for their offices based on their requirement and priority, considering the necessity of a secure and reliable network in field units. The process has to be completed within two months period.
The field units may disconnect all the FTTH/broadband connections installed in their offices as soon as the leased line is installed. The provision or disconnection of office landline/DEL connections can also be procured from BSNL/MTNL.
Earlier, internet in the office was provided through a local area network (LAN) with leased line connectivity. However, broadband connections at appropriate speed with unlimited data download facility could be sanctioned on a functional need basis where ILL was not installed.
Later, few broadband connections were converted into FTTH connections, but the basic mode of internet connection remained through LAN with leased line connectivity only. The deployment of deeply secured LAN was advised in place of plain FTTH/broadband connections due to a firewall/proxy with secured LAN connectivity, whereas plain FTTH/broadband connections don’t have these security features.