Army Static Switch Communication Network (ASCON ) Project

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Army Static Switch Communication Network (ASCON ) Project

Army Static Switch Communication Network (ASCON ) Project for Ministry of Defence

Army Static Switch Communication Network (ASCON ) Project is the country’s prestigious Army backbone communication Telecom Network implemented in phases along the Borders.

Army Static Switch Communication Network (ASCON ) Project which is to cover, Northern, Western, Central, North Eastern and Southern regions of our country as well as some stations in the hinterland

Army Static Switch Communication Network (ASCON ) Project was evolved to integrate the telecommunication infrastructure of the hinterland with the tactical communication networks.

Army Static Switch Communication Network (ASCON ) Project – Highlights

It is a digital, fully automated,secure, reliable communication system based  on microwave radio, optical fiber cable and satellite equipment.

Value added Services such as fax, telex, data transfer were also available to defence users on this network. Currently the existing ASCON network is being expanded and undergoing a technology upgrade.

The network consists of large no. of Voice and Data switches inter connected with various media types like microwave radio, OFC, satellite.

ASCON network uses state-of-the art ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) and ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) switches, Satellite media, PAMA (Permanently Assigned Multiple Access) and DAMA (Demand Assigned Multiple Access), Microwave Radio, PDH (Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy) and SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) and Optical Fiber communication (OFC) upto STM – 4 (Synchronous Transfer Mode level).

ASCON Network is secured using Bulk Encryption. The project includes civil works for providing complete infrastructure required at various stations in addition to supply, installation, commissioning and Maintanence of Telecom equipment, Satcom equipment, Optical Fiber Cables and equipments.

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