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AP State Government awards the largest State Wide Area Network Project in India to TCS


Mumbai, September 23, 2009: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), a leading IT services, consulting, business solutions and outsourcing firm, announced today that it has won the country’s largest State Wide Area Network (SWAN) project from the State Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) on a five-year Build, Own, Operate, and Transfer (BOOT) model. This is the fourth SWAN project TCS has bagged in a row, demonstrating wider acceptance of its expertise in the infrastructure management space.TCS is also implementing SWAN projects in other Indian states – Chattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, and Bihar.

The proposed SWAN project will enable the State government of Andhra Pradesh to start and run various e-governance projects and citizen services. This will bring about significant efficiencies in G2G and G2C services of the state, which in turn will help in bringing complete transformation in the e-governance structure. The project will be rolled out in 12 months and TCS will then maintain it for five years.

“We are happy to partner with Tata Consultancy Services for this project. Andhra Pradesh has been in the forefront of implementing e-governance projects to take advantage of technology in improving government functioning. This ambitious APSWAN project is yet another initiative of the state government to take a wide array of government services to the common man in the remotest corner of the state,” Dr. Sameer Sharma, (IAS) IT Secretary & Chairman Andhra Pradesh Technology Services said.

“The project envisages connecting state headquarters with 1088 mandals (administrative units) and 23 district headquarters. Once the project is commissioned, the network will enable the AP Government to have video conferencing facility across government offices and enable the government offices to communicate and conference with each other over VoIP (Voice Over IP) phones which will reduce the government phone bills considerably. Various e-governance applications like RTO, healthcare, education, and municipality would also ride this network backbone,” said Sanjay Kumar, (IAS) Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh Technology Services.

“This win is yet another endorsement of TCS’ capabilities in the full services space. We are extremely happy to engage further with the Andhra Pradesh government. We have previously implemented innovative e-governance projects like NREGS, Arogyashri, APonline and Value added tax for Andhra Pradesh. For APSWAN, we will lay a statewide network of IT infrastructure and set up common service centers for citizens to take advantage of e-governance services delivered at their doorsteps. TCS will set up a state-of-the-art network operations centre (NOC) and helpdesk for round the clock monitoring of the facility and services. TCS will bring it’s world class IT integration capability to establish this information super highway for AP government,” said Tanmoy Chakrabarty Vice President and Head Government ISU.

About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development.  A part of the Tata Group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 140,000 of the world's best trained IT consultants in 42 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $6 billion for fiscal year ended 31 March 2009 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India.

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