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BSNL selects NEC to build optical submarine cable between Chennai and Andaman Nicobar Islands

July 12, 2018

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has allocated a contract to NEC technologies India to build an optical submarine cable system between Chennai and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

As per the deal, NEC would be manufacturing the optical submarine cable as well as provide technical support during the implementation.

The total cable length will be close to 2,300 km and would be carrying optical waves of 100 Giga Bytes per second (Gbps).

Additionally, the cable system will provide Andaman & Nicobar Islands with adequate bandwidth for assisting voice and data connectivity which would lead to the implementation of e-governance initiatives.

Finally, this system would also assist educational institutions in sharing knowledge and would also play a key role in the Digital India vision.


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