Modi inaugurates first-ever optical fibre cable undertaking for Andaman and Nicobar Islands


New Delhi, August 10

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the first-ever undersea optical fibre undertaking for Andaman and Nicobar Islands which can present high-speed broadband connections within the Union Territory at par with companies within the mainland.

high-speed broadband connections within the union territory at par with companies within the mainland.

On December 30, 2018, the Prime Minister had laid the inspiration for the two,312-Kilometers lengthy submarine optical fibre cable undertaking connecting Chennai – Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CANI).

“From Chennai to Port Blair, Port Blair to Little Andaman and Port Blair to Swaraj Dweep, this service has started in large part of Andaman Nicobar from today,” Modi stated after inaugurating the undertaking.

The undertaking has been carried out at a value of Rs 1,224 crore.

Besides, Port Blair, it is going to join different islands particularly Swaraj Dweep (Havlock), Long Island, Rangat, Little Andaman, Kamorta, Car Nicobar and Greater Nicobar.

PM stated that it’s the accountability of the nation to supply fashionable telecom connectivity to the folks of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

All telecom operators within the nation will be capable of present their cellular and broadband companies utilizing the CANI optical fibre hyperlink.

“The optical fibre connectivity project to connect Andaman and Nicobar with the rest of the country and the world is a symbol of our commitment towards ease of living,” Modi stated.

According to official knowledge, web with a pace of 400 gigabytes (Gb) per second might be offered at Port Blair and for different islands, it will likely be 200 Gb per second.

Undersea cable linking the Andaman Islands with Chennai was laid earlier than time, Modi stated whereas inaugurating the cable hyperlink.

Work of laying undersea cable has been executed by BSNL in a report time of lower than 24 months.

This undertaking will beef up 4G cellular companies and digital companies like tele-education, telehealth, e-governance companies and tourism on the islands. PTI



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