DCN

DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION NETWORK (DCN)

Development Communication Network is a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) based connectivity established with the support of ISRO in 2004 to connect 7 tehsil. In the year 2007, the network was upgraded to connect 14 Inhabited Islands with 37 VSAT terminals to provide tele-education, tele-medicine and video conferencing Established Hub and Central Broadcasting facility at DBRAIT campus The network is capable of facilitating multi-cast mode tele-education, multi-video conferencing (1:7), tele-medicine
DCN is very critical network which supports Tele-Education, Tele-Medicine, Disaster management, Video Conferencing and e – Governance initiative of delivery of online Government services to citizens besides the network is also used for providing Internet facility at all remote locations of Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Where BSNL has little or no presence.

Purpose:

To develop a closed loop network among all the major inhabited Islands To provide second line of communication (data, video and voice) connecting 14major inhabited Islands to support Disaster Management activities, and the purposes are as follows:
• Provide un-interrupted connectivity for Tele-education and Tele-Medicine for far flung areas of A&N Islands.
• Provide a Network to do video Conferencing and VOIP.
• Act as a network during disaster for video conferencing and Tele-Medicine.
• Strengthen disaster management Capacity.
• Provide the government departments, the ability to leverage a robust infrastructure to provide a complete array of government services and information.
• Ensure that every citizen in the state has the access to government services and information when they need it and where they need it.
• Providing a secure backbone for encouraging electronic transactions.

Outcome:

Imparting distance educationthrough eight Technical Vocational Education & Training centre in different Island Doctors from remote Islands Enable effective implementation of e-Governance initiatives till last mile Strengthen Disaster Management Capacity by connecting different Emergency Operation Centers.

Funding Pattern:

A&N Administration provided one time fund for capital expenditure amounting to Rs. 1.25 crores to ISRO Bandwidth (6 Mbps) is provided free of cost by ISRO The Operation & Maintenance phase since Dec 2009 is funded by A&N Administration

Current Status:

Connectivity in 20 locations are up VSAT has to be re-installed at two locations (Dr. R.P Hospital Mayabunder, Sr. Secondary School Malacca), due to repair of civil works Spare Parts for four locations are being arranged Fifteen locations are down, which are being looked into by the AMC provider.

Connected Locations:

# VSAT Location VSAT Site Code District
1.
GB Panth Hospital
DOSPBL353
South Andaman
2.
PHC Neil island
DOSPBL366
South Andaman
3.
PHC Havelock
DOSPBL367
South Andaman
4.
PHC Baratang
DOSPBL364
North and Middle Andaman
5.
PHC Kadamtala
DOSPBL410
North and Middle Andaman
6.
PHC Billyground
DOSPBL409
North and Middle Andaman
7.
CHC Rangat
DOSPBL383
North and Middle Andaman
8.
Dr. R.P. Hospital, Mayabunder
DOSPBL379
North and Middle Andaman
9.
CHC Diglipur
DOSPBL386
North and Middle Andaman
10.
CHC Little Andaman
DOSPBL401
Nicobar
11.
BJR Hospital Carnicobar
DOSPBL360
Nicobar
12.
PHC Chowra
DOSPBL391
Nicobar
13.
CHC Katchal
DOSPBL369
Nicobar
14.
PHC Terresa
DOSPBL368
Nicobar
15.
Co-Locate Site (DBRAIT campus)
DOSPBL390
South Andaman
16.
Shiksha Sadan
DOSPBL392
South Andaman
17.
DCN Ferrergunj
DOSPBL371
South Andaman
18.
GSSS Saberi Rangat
DOSPBL396
North and Middle Andaman
19.
DCN Rangat
DOSPBL359
North and Middle Andaman
20.
DCN Mayabunder
DOSPBL397
North and Middle Andaman
21.
GSSS Diglipur
DOSPBL399
North and Middle Andaman
22.
DCN Diglipur
DOSPBL398
North and Middle Andaman
23.
GSSS Little Andaman
DOSPBL400
Nicobar
24.
DCN Little Andaman
DOSPBL356
Nicobar
25.
DCN Carnicobar
DOSNCB354
Nicobar
26.
GSSS Kamorta
DOSNCB357
Nicobar
27.
DCN Campbellbay
DOSPBL358
Nicobar
28.
DCN Kamorta
DOSNCB356
Nicobar
29.
GSS Mallaka
DOSNCB355
Nicobar
30.
Gram Panchayat Chouldari
DOSPBL394
South Andaman
31.
DSS, Port Blair
DOSPBL393
South Andaman
32.
A & N Secretariate
DOSPBL402
South Andaman
33.
Raj Niwas, Port Blair
DOSPBL406
South Andaman
34.
DC South Andaman
DOSPBL407
South Andaman
35.
Gram Panchayat Long Island
DOSPBL395
North and Middle Andaman
36.
DC Middle & North
DOSPBL352
North and Middle Andaman
37.
AC Campbell bay
DOSNCB358
Nicobar


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