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Sterlite Tech to build Next Gen Communications Network for Indian


Agencies, Mumbai Sterlite Technologies a global technology leader in web - scale digital networks, announced that it has been awarded a Rs 3500 crore advance purchase order to design, build and manage the Indian Navy’s communications network. The project will enable the Indian Navy with a digital communications network at par with the most advanced naval forces globally,” Sterlite Technologies said in a filing with BSE. This is the first time that an integrated naval communications network at such a scale is being built in India . The Navy’s communications network has been envisioned as a smarter network infrastructure withenhanced throughput, high-quality secure services and ease of network management. The scope requires Sterlite Tech to design, build and manage the communications network for over a decade through its system integration capabilities,‘’We are delighted to get an opportunity to play our role in strengthening India’sdefence through highly scalable,future-ready networks,’’said Dr Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Tech. He added,’’Our recent experience of creating an intrusion-proof communication network for the Indian Armyin Jammu & Kashmir will be leveraged for the Navy’s communications network. We look forward to delivering this end-to-end strategic network for the Indian Navy with our unique software -to -silicon capabilities.’’ On the project highlights,KS Rao , COO and MD (Telecom Products & Services), Sterlite Tech, said, ‘’It is our privilege to work for the Indian defence,and build an integrated communications network at such a scale.As master systems integrator, we will lead the planning and designing of a converged MPLS infrastructure on a two— layered centrally- managed IP backbone. This will provide a secure and reliable digital highway to the Indian Navy for administrative and defence operations’’ Unparalleled in scope and size, the project includes the creation of a high-capacity IP-MPLS (Internet Protocol - Multi Protocol Label Switching) network. Once completed, it will link multiple Indian naval sites and India-administered islands, it added.

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