RailTel is a Mini Ratna Central Public Sector Company, an ICT provider and one of the leading neutral telecom infrastructure providers in pan India. The company was established on 26 September 2000 and currently owns an optic fibre network on exclusive Right of Way (ROW) along the railway track. The optical fibre cable covers all the prominent towns and cities and various rural areas of the country. It was incorporated to modernise the existing telecom system of train control, safety, and operation and to develop additional revenue by creating broadband multimedia networks across the country using optical fibre cable using the ROW along the railway tracks.
The company has worked with various projects for the Government of India, such as Bharat Net, a USOF-funded optical fibre-based connectivity project in North East India, National Knowledge Network, etc. The company aims to become the country's leading telecommunications solutions and service provider.
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