RailTel Corporation of India Limited IPO: RailTel is an information and communications technology (“ICT”) infrastructure provider and is one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure providers in India (Source: CRISIL Report). RailTel is a Mini Ratna (Category-I) Central Public Sector Enterprise, wholly-owned by the Government of India and under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways. RailTel was incorporated on September 26, 2000, with the aim of modernizing the existing telecom system for train control, operation and safety and to generate additional revenues by creating nationwide broadband and multimedia network by laying optical fibre cable by using the right of way along railway tracks. As of June 30, 2020, RailTel is optic fibre network covers over 55,000 route kilometres and covers 5,677 railway stations across towns and cities in India. The transport network is built on high capacity dense wavelength division multiplexing (“DWDM”) technology and an Internet protocol/ multi-protocol label switching (“MPLS”) network over it to support mission-critical communication requirements of Indian Railways and other customers. RailTel operates data centres in Gurugram, Haryana and Secunderabad, Telangana to host and collocate critical applications for customers including the Indian Railways. In addition to strategic and critical network infrastructure services, RailTel also undertakes various ICT projects for the Indian Railways, central government and state governments, including various train control system projects for Indian Railways.
Railtel offer a diverse range of services across industries. RailTel portfolio of services can be broadly classified as below: