BSNL increases bandwidth of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands

BSNL to connect A&N islands on optical fiber submarine cable link from Chennai to Port Blair and seven other islands

GN Bureau | July 4, 2018


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BSNL has improved connectivity of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands by augmenting satellite bandwidth in Andaman & Nicobar islands from 240 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

 
The state-run enterprise said the bandwidth augmentation work is in progress and 2 Gbps will be completed by upcoming December.
 
In Lakshadweep islands, the bandwidth has been augmented from 102 Mbps to 354 Mbps. Due to this increase in bandwidth, local people as well as tourists will be able to get faster internet service.
 
BSNL’s director (Enterprise) N K Mehta said BSNL is expanding its connectivity and coverage to far-flung areas of the country and it is proud to connect India effectively without taking decisions only on commercial basis.
 
He said BSNL is in process of connecting A&N islands on Optical Fiber Submarine Cable link from Chennai to Port Blair and seven other islands, Hutbay, Car Nicobar, Kamorta, Campbelbay, Havelock, Long and Rangat. This project will be completed within next two years and initial capacity of these links will be 400 Gbps.
 

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