BSNL Launching IDC – Cloud computing and DC services.

On 16 Apr 2012 by in Category Article

BSNL joining hands with Dimension Data to formulate a winning combination for IT services in India.

A partnership between and Public Sector state-run BSNL and private sector IT company Dimension Data has been announced. BSNL launching BSNL IDC (Internet Data centers) joint venture with DD and is targeting revenue of Re 100 cr in its first year.

BSNL will be offering managed hosting, Colo Hosting and Cloud services through Internet Date centers, which have been built by Dimension Data for them.  DD will operate and manage these centers for BSNL  providing them backend services to run DC operations.

There Data Centers a located across nation and thus can easily support DR activity from any of location  Mumbai, Faridabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ludhiana and Ghaziabad.

Dimension Data India CEO Kiran Bhagwanani told reporters “In the first year, we are looking at Rs 100 crore in revenue, which will be shared between BSNL and Dimension Data. In full capacity, the potential is of Rs 300 crore”.

Kiran holds a vast experience in sales and even have lead HCL Technologies as a, Sr VP/ Worldwide Head of Sales, country head – India, is now leading the Dimension Data from past one year.

DD the USD 5.8 billion global IT giant specialist in IT solution and service provider, has been listed as Challenger by Gartner in its magic quadrant for telecom expense management service 2012.

Though the content of revenue sharing is not been made public, however BSNL will be getting the revenue from bandwidth services offered

“This public-private initiative will leverage the strength of BSNL in telecom infrastructure and vacant buildings and that of Dimension Data in providing data center and cloud computing,” Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal said while inaugurating BSNL IDC services.

“These IDCs will enhance BSNL’s comprehensive service portfolio to meet the communications and IT needs of large as well as small businesses in India. It will facilitate various organisations to quickly induct IT-enabled services without the hassles of setting up and maintaining their own data centers,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director R K Upadhyay said.

BSNL has already signed contracts with three government organizations for managed hosting and cloud services, he added.

“We expect to sign more contracts from state and central government departments as well as several private enterprises shortly,” Upadhyay said.

From above it surly seems like BSNL will be managing and acting as government data centers and holds high probability to win and undertake most of government owned IT sector contracts. However if this grows big , then BSNL can certainly be coming up to be one stop shop for offering , voice , data , cable, and IT services to its consumer network spread across states.

This could give reliance a well run for their money in the IT field and can generate healthy competition.