BSNL to Start Trial for Fast Internet in Remote Andaman From April 2020

BSNL is planning to run trials for fast internet on the CANI submarine cable in remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands from April 2020.By United News of India
January 25, 2020

Port Blair, Jan 25 (UNI) Counting on submarine Optical Fiber Cable laying Ship KT Responder, which is presently laying submarine Optical Fiber Cable from Chennai to Port Blair the BSNL is planning to run trials for fast internet in remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands from April 2020.

The submarine Optical Fiber Cable laying Ship KT Responder is presently at Port Blair as per schedule, bringing some hope for the Islanders of Andaman and Nicobar, who have been waiting for completion of Chennai – Andaman & Nicobar Islands Submarine Optical Fibre Cable System since last several decades.

Meanwhile, the Chief General Manger of BSNL A & N Circle Murali Krishnan today informed media that the ship arrived Port Blair as per schedule.

He said that the project will need nearly one more month.

The CGM said that once the cable laying work is completed by April 2020 the BSNL might start testing of fast internet service in Andaman.

As per details, presently Andaman and Nicobar Islands gets internet bandwidth of 3.548 Gbps but with completion of the transformational Submarine OFC Project connecting Chennai to Port Blair and seven other Islands with optical fiber link by June 2020, the bandwidth augmentation then will be almost 60 times of the present bandwidth.

The submarine cables will be initially laid from Chennai to Port Blair, covering a distance of 1,461 kilometres. Afterwards it will be extended to Rangat, Long Island, Swaraj Dweep, Hut Bay, Car Nicobar, Kamorta and Campbell Bay in the Union Territory

The works are expected to be completed by June this year. The cables are of four-fibre pairs, with the capacity to transfer 6.4 tera-bytes of data per second by each fibre-pair.

At the initial stage of commissioning of the project itself, the Islands can get a data speed of 400-gigabytes per second.

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