• Tue. Sep 27th, 2022

RailTel has been chosen in view of its expertise in pushing high speed optical fiber based reliable and stable broadband internet connectivity all over the country, including remote mountainous terrains in the north east of India


India’s most prestigious and historic Football tournament “Durand Cup”, being played from 16th August, 2022 to September 18, 2022 is for the first time being held in more than one venue namely Kolkata (West Bengal), Guwahati( Assam) and Imphal (Manipur).


In the Manipur leg of the tournament where 10 matches will be played, RailTel, a Mini Ratna CPSU of Ministry of Railways has been selected by Government of Manipur to provide Internet Broadband Bandwidth through modern optical fibre technology for live broadcasting of matches in Imphal between 18thAug to 5th September, 2022. In addition to live broadcasting of matches, RailTel is also providing broadband internet connectivity for the event offices, venue control room,for security CCTV cameras and the Media Center during the event.RailTel is installing highest quality 1:1 protected internet lease lines for this purpose.


RailTel has been chosen in view of its expertise in pushing high speed optical fiber based reliable and stable broadband internet connectivity all over the country, including remote mountainous terrains in the north east of India.


The present tournament is the 131st edition of the Durand Cup, the oldest football tournament in Asia, and it is the first edition since it got recognized by Asian Football Confederation. A total of 20 teams comprising of eleven Indian Super League (ISL) teams, five I-League teams, and four teams from the Indian Armed Forces will compete for the prestigious title.

The Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal that will host 10 matches will see its 35,000+ capacity utlilized to the full.

Football being one of the most popular sports in the entire north east of India coupled with the fact that at our name of this magnitude and stature is being hosted in Manipur for the first time, will attract fans from across Manipur, perhaps even from the neighboring states of Nagaland and Mizoram also.

Railtel will ensure that the viewers are able to enjoy high quality live broadcasting of the event over TV channels.

Two local teams from Manipur, NEROCA and TRAU are among the participating teams of the tournament.

Schedule of matches to be played in Imphal and broadcast live through RailTel bandwidth is as follows:

Date CompetingTeams


18thAugust2022 NEROCA TRAU
20thAugust2022 Chennaiyin ArmyRed
22thAugust2022 TRAU Hyderabad
24thAugust2022 ArmyRed NEROCA
26thAugust2022 Hyderabad Chennaiyin
28thAugust2022 TRAU ArmyRed
30thAugust2022 NEROCA Hyderabad
1stSeptember2022 TRAU Chennaiyin
3rdSeptember2022 ArmyRed Hyderabad
5thSeptember2022 NEROCA Chennaiyin

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