BBG High Bandwidth to Make Nellore IT Hub
By P V Prasad, The Hans India
June 24, 2019
Nellore: If the plans of the State government becomes reality then Nellore is going to become an IT hub.
As part of the strategy, Industries and IT Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy interacted with the Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad for extending the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG), submarine communications cable, up to Nellore for the benefit of Nellore coastal areas for attracting IT companies.
In fact, IT and IT Enabled Services require high bandwidth for data transmission in huge volume and traditional internet facility is insufficient for the daily operations of such companies. The difficulty can be overcome if the BBG which is a submarine communications cable built to provide a direct trunk connection between Sultanate of Oman and Penang in Malaysia extending from Chennai for connectivity.
Now, the Gateway is having four landing points at Fujairah (UAE), Mumbai, Colombo and Chennai. The easiest way is extending the cable from Chennai to coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh for promoting the IT industry. IT Minister Goutham Reddy said they are trying for the connectivity that attracts the IT industry because of huge coastal line in the State.