Bangalore: As part of strengthening
e-governance initiative, Karnataka government today launched
the Karnataka State Wide Area Network (KSWAN) that seeks to
establish a state information highway connecting its 2300
offices across the state.
Karnataka has been a leader in the area of e-governance and
the KSWAN, which uses Multi Protocol Lable Switching (MPLS)
technology, will help tone up administration,Chief Minister
B S Yeddyurappa said.
It will help enhance the efficiency of administration, he
said and described it as a boon to ensure better delivery
of government services.
Dedicating the network to the state, Governor H R Bhardwaj
complimented the government for implementing it and termed it
as a major step towards improving e-governance.
KSWAN, implemented at a cost of Rs 177 crore as part of
the National e-governance programme, provides a highly
`reliable, robust and secure` communication corridor between
the Government at all levels-- state, district and taluks.
It will create a "plug and connect" environment for all
government offices so as to provide connectivity and bandwidth
on demand, besides providing "data", Voice" and "Video
With KSWAN, all government offices from district and taluk
level will have video conferencing solution.