Sterlite chosen for BSNL's pan-India access network

Aug. 14, 2007
AUGUST 14, 2007 -- Sterlite Optical Technologies Ltd. says has received a contract from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) for manufacture and supply of high-fiber-count ribbon fiber-optic cables for BNSL's Pan-India Optical Fiber Access Network.

AUGUST 14, 2007 -- Sterlite Optical Technologies Ltd. (search for Sterlite) says has received a contract from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL; search for BSNL) for manufacture and supply of high-fiber-count ribbon fiber-optic cables. These cables would be installed in BNSL's Pan-India Optical Fiber Access Network (OAN). The contract is valued at Rs 380 million and supplies would be completed within the next 6 months.

Sterlite has supplied over 60%of the country's requirements of these ribbon fiber cables since 2003. Sterlite says its RIBBON-LITE Fiber Optic Cables are suitable for installation in cable ducts, are ideally suited for bandwidth-rich networks, and are typically installed in the access network. The cables are designed to operate from -30oC to +70oC, thus spanning all possible deployment conditions. These cables are designed to provide an efficient means to achieve high fiber density, as well as reduce the time per fiber required for installation.

Says Mr. K.S. Rao, CMO - Telecom, "Over the last three years, Sterlite has introduced 17 products designed for the rapidly evolving needs of the global and Indian telecom [market]. We are grateful to BSNL for recognizing our capability of providing cutting-edge solutions for the Indian telecom industry."

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