- Published: 22 August 2021
In a bid to provide a fillip to connectivity facilities in the Lakshadweep archipelago, BSNL on Saturday launched a high capacity satellite-based connectivity facility for the islands. Lakshadweep administration claimed that with the launch of the project, islanders will have better accessibility towards various broadband services and e-governance initiatives of the Lakshadweep administration.
The administration, in a statement, said that BSNL has now installed and commissioned new hardware which will allow 1,500 Mbps capacity. “With this, Lakshadweep’s bandwidth is set to increase by 70%, taking the available bandwidth to 1.71 Gbps. The increased bandwidth will translate into better telecom services, with lesser call drops and fewer call congestion. The improved data services will benefit islanders as well as tourists visiting the islands. Further, it will allow Lakshadweep administration to provide services electronically, and students will also have greater learning platforms online,” the administration said.
Minister of state for communications Devusinh Chauhan dedicated the project to the nation. “This is only the beginning of a new era in Lakshadweep. Already BSNL has started working on laying the submarine cable between Kochi and Lakshadweep and also on another project of augmentation of satellite connectivity from 1.71 Gbps to 3.46 Gbps. This shows the commitment of the present government under the leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi to digitally integrate all parts of the country into one Digital India platform,” Chauhan said.
The project was inaugurated through a video conference which was attended by the minister of state, administrator of the Union Territory Praful Khoda Patel and various senior officials of Lakshadweep administration.
Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 15.08.2021