State Wide Area Network (SWAN)


The Nation wide SWAN Scheme for 29 States & 6 Union Territories, at an estimated of Rs. 3334 Crores was approved by Govt. of India in March 2005 to set up State Wide Area Networks (SWAN) interconnecting each State/UT Head Quarter with District Headquarter and below each District Headquarter with the block Headquarter with minimum 2Mbps Lease Line.

The objective of the scheme is to create a secure close user group (CUG) Govt. network for the purpose of delivering G2G and G2C services.

The duration of project of 5 years has been completed and now the project has been handed over to State Govt. Therefore now, ITDA has been nominated as the implementing agency for the project by the State Govt. From 1 July 2015 onwards all the project activities are being carried out by ITDA.

Current Status

The SWAN network is operational through 133 point of Presence (PoPs) as vertical connectivity upto Block/Tehsil level.  Under UKSWAN, 10 Mbps Lease Line Between State Headquarter (SHQ) to District Headquarters (DHQs) and 02 Mbps lease line from District Headqujarters (DHQs) to Tehsil/Blocks (THQ/BHQ) is being provided through BSNL.  Apart from this, National Knowledge Network (NKN) has also been integrated with UKSWAN upto district level.  All 13 district has been integrated.  The SLA/MoU for bandwidth has been signed with BSNL.  Presently approximately 1080 offices have been connected through SWAN & total hosts are approximately 3625.  Process for upgradation of Bandwidth at 119 PoP is initiated.