“Sterlite Tech today announced that it has been awarded the confirmed purchase order for designing, building and managing the Indian Navy’s digital network. This Rs 3,500-crore project is a multi-year contract, which will include design, execution, operations and maintenance of the Navy Digital Network,” the company said in a statement.
The company had announced the award of the advanced purchase order for this project in February 2018.
“This is the first time an integrated end-to-end digital network at such a scale is being built in India, empowering the Indian Navy to secure our borders till the farthest posts in India,” Sterlite Tech CEO Anand Agarwal said.
The project includes the creation of an independent high-capacity end-to-end communications network, linking multiple Indian naval sites and India-administered islands. The project will include setting-up of secure data centres and big data content delivery networks that are software-defined.
Sterlite Tech, which makes optical fibre and optical fibre cable, had an order book of Rs 6,500 crore in the second quarter of 2018-19. PRS MR MR