Progress on Punjab Wide Area Network (PAWAN) Project
The State Government has already established Punjab State Wide Area Network (PAWAN) vertical connectivity to act as an intra-government network with 16 Mbps connectivity from the State Hqrs to 22 District Hqrs and 2/4 Mbps from District Headquarter to Block Hqrs. 193 Point of Presence (PoPs) upto Block level has been connected to the PAWAN.Current Status
193 Point of Presence (PoPs) upto Block level has been connected to the PAWAN. More than 700 offices have already connected horizontally with PAWAN network and 1000+ more offices will be connected horizontally with PAWAN network soon.
PAWAN Connectivity with National Knowledge Network (NKN) is operational till District level and State of Punjab will be able to use 100 Mbps internet bandwidth provisioned under NKN. The NKN is a state-of-the-art multi-gigabit pan-India network for providing a unified high speed network backbone for all knowledge related institutions in the country. In India 908 Institutions has been connected with NKN so far, which also includes 22 institutes of Punjab. NKN connectivity shall also be used for e-Governance projects as per the guidelines of Government of India.