New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai and Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, via video conferencing. Notably, the foundation stone for this project was laid by PM Modi on 30th December 2018 at Port Blair.
Big day for Andaman and Nicobar Islands! Watch. https://t.co/lNwI6KSEOj
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 10, 2020
The new network will enable the delivery of faster and more reliable mobile and landline telecom services to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, at par with other parts of the country.
The submarine optical fibre cable link will deliver bandwidth of 2 x 200 Gigabits per second (Gbps) between Chennai and Port Blair, and 2 x 100 Gbps between Port Blair and the other islands. “The provision of reliable, robust, and high-speed telecom and broadband facilities in these islands will be a landmark achievement from the viewpoint of consumers, as well as for strategic and governance reasons,” the statement read.