Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), one of the leading telecom operator of this country, has improved connectivity of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep to mainland through satellite bandwidth.
BSNL has augmented satellite bandwidth in A&N islands from 240 Mbps to 1 Gbps. Further, the bandwidth augmentation work is in progress and 2 Gbps will be completed by December 2018.
In Lakshadweep Islands, the bandwidth has been augmented from 102 Mbps to 354 Mbps. Due to this increase in bandwidth, the citizen of these Islands as well as tourists will be able to get faster internet service.
N. K. Mehta, Director (Enterprise), BSNL said, “BSNL is expanding its connectivity and coverage to far-flung areas of the country. We are proud to connect India effectively without taking decisions only on commercial basis.”
He further informed that BSNL is in process of connecting A&N Islands on optical fiber submarine cable link from Chennai to Port Blair and seven other islands namely – 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.