HFCL Limited has received a purchase order worth Rs 1.96 billion from Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) for the supply of optical fibre cables (OFC) for construction of Telangana fibre grid (T-Fiber) under BharatNet Phase-II programme of the government.

The contract is to be executed within 12 months.

The BharatNet programme forms one of the key pillars of the government’s Digital India program. It is a project of national importance and envisages to connect and provide broadband connectivity at around 250,500 gram panchayats in the country.