Undersea cable to connect Andaman to begin in December 2019


Project aims to carry 100Gb/s optical waves; precaution taken to safeguard environment
Work to install a 2,300-km undersea optical submarine cable system for high-speed internet connecting Andaman and Nicobar Islands to mainland India through Chennai will begin in December.

Japanese tech major, NEC Corporation, has been contracted by the BSNL to design, engineer, supply, install, test and implement the cable system.

May be from March 2020, the islanders will come out of the fuss of internet connectivity issues in the islands and will start browsing internet without buffering.
A ray of hope has leveled among the islanders after the Japanese Tech Major, NEC Corporation has informed a national daily “The Hindu” that they are scheduled to start the work to install 2,300 km [v1] undersea optical submarine cable system to connect Andaman & Nicobar Islands with mainland through Chennai from December 2019 and complete the cable laying work by March 2020.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has given the contract to Japanese Tech Major, NEC Corporation to design, Engineer, Supply, install and test and implement the cable system.
The contract that was signed between BSNL and Japanese Tech Major, NEC Corporation in July last year is for a system that includes segment with repeaters from Chennai to Port Blair and seven segments without repeaters between the islands of Havelock, Little Andaman, Car Nicobar, Kamorta, Great Nicobar, Long Island and Rangat.
The project that aims to carry 100 Gbps optical waves will bring terrific change in the lives of the people living in the remote islands. Due to lack of internet connectivity the islanders were lacking knowledge about the outer world.

Reference https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/work-on-undersea-cable-to-connect-andamans-to-begin-in-december/article29386971.ece

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