PM Narendra Modi inaugurates submarine optical fiber cable undersea of 2300KM connecting Chennai- Port Blair
The foundation stone for laying the submarine optical fibre was laid by PM on 30th December 2018. The total cost of this project is Rs. 1224 crore. This project aims to provide a big boost to E-Governance, tourism & information technology levels at the local levels which would boost the economy due to 4G connectivity. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the submarine optical fibre cable (OFC) connecting Tamil Nadu’s Chennai and Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands through video conferencing.
The submarine cable will also port Blair to Andaman Nicobar, Kamorta, Great Nicobar, Long Island, and Rangat of the Island. The new network would provide facilities to boost the broadband and telecom services across the globe which would help to see a major improvement for the Port Blair. With a bandwidth of 2X 200 Gigabits per second between Chennai & port Blair and other islands.
4G mobile services will see a major improvement to different sectors which would help students to progress on with research works and online classes. It would boost the economy and help in the e-governance delivery services.
Communication cable is a cable laid on the sea bed between land-based station Chennai to carry telecommunication signals across stretches of oceans and sea. The connectivity project was funded by the Centre through the Universal Service Obligation Fund under the Ministry of Communications. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) executed the project while Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) was the technical consultant.