India Plans Subsea Link with Andaman & Nicobar Islands

India’s Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for provision of a direct communication link through a dedicated submarine fibre-optic cable between mainland (Chennai) and Port Blair & five other islands viz. Little Andaman, Car Nicobar, Havelock, Kamorta and Great Nicobar.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 1102.38 crore (approx. $164.5 million) including operational expenses for 5 years. The project is likely to be completed by December 2018.

The approval would equip Andaman & Nicobar Islands (ANI) with appropriate bandwidth and telecom connectivity for implementation of e-Governance initiatives; establishment of enterprises & e-commerce facilities.

It will also enable the provision of adequate support to educational institutes for knowledge sharing, availability of job opportunities and fulfil the vision of Digital India.

Currently the only medium of providing telecom connectivity between Mainland and Andaman & Nicobar Islands is though satellites, but the bandwidth available is limited to 1 Gbps.

“It is essential to have submarine optical fibre cable connectivity between the Mainland India and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, being the only option for catering to projected future bandwidth requirements,” Government of India Cabinet said on Wednesday.

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Nov 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition

The content addresses new operational issues, challenges, and solutions associated with global deepwater subsea operations…

read more >

OSEA2018 International Conference

The OSEA International Conference is regarded as one of the preferred knowledge exchange platforms in the region and with over 18,000…

read more >

10th Asia Pacific Congress on Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas 2018 provides a platform for researcher scholars, scientists and academic people to share and globalize their…

read more >

ACENS 2019

Submission shall pass the double blind paper review first in order to be presented in the conference…

read more >