Network For Spectrum (NFS) project


  • The NFS project aims at laying alternate communication network for Defence Services.
  • NFS project will boost the communication capabilities of Defence Forces.
  • In major way, it will lead to enhanced national operational preparedness.
  • It will also have forward linkages to other related industries such as telecom equipment manufacturing and other telecommunication related services.
  • The project is being implemented by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and will be completed in 2 years period.
  • The Union Defence Ministry and Department of Telecommunication (DoT), the highest decision making body in Telecom Ministry had signed an agreement in 2009-10 to set up exclusive defence network for its communication services.
  • Under it, DoT had agreed to vacate 25 MHz of 3G spectrum and 20 MHz of 2G spectrum in phases soley for defence communication purpose.

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