Fibre Optics laying into Sea

India’s first undersea optical fibre cable introduced in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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India’s first-ever undersea optical fibre cable has been introduced as part of a new project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

“The cable system will help provide for faster internet speeds and get rid of the cobweb of wires needed for the same. It will also encourage to boost to the local economy, delivery of e-governance, telemedicine, and tele-education,” the Prime Minister added.

It was executed by Telecommunication company BSNL, with faster internet at a lower cost, it will boost the startups, telemedicine, local businessperson, and many others. This can also boost the startup India initiative. The involvement of the startup will increase near the island with better connectivity and innovation.

The submarine cable will also connect Port Blair to Swaraj Dweep (Havelock), Little Andaman, Car Nicobar, Kamorta, Great Nicobar, Long Island, and Rangat. The length of the optical fibre cable is 2,312 kilometers.



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