Sterlite Tech awarded long-term contract to build and manage Indian Navy’s next-gen Digital Network

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 16-10-2018 10:55:00 IST

Sterlite Tech 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 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 highly secure data centres and Big Data content delivery networks that are software-defined.

“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.” said Dr Anand Agarwal, Group CEO, Sterlite Tech. “Our technologies will enable the Indian Navy to ride new-age applications with advanced security solutions while bringing real-time situational awareness and faster decision making. It will also position our Navy for future-readiness, preparing for network virtualisation, Big Data analytics and customised enterprise applications”.

“Our state-of-the-art converged network will enable the Indian Navy to detect and resolve all digital threats on the network. With this, the Indian Navy will have a secure and reliable information highway for defence and administrative operations,” said KS Rao, CEO – Telecom Services Business, Sterlite Tech. “We have been ramping up our partner ecosystem and recruitment over the last few months, and are ready to begin work,” he added.

About Sterlite Technologies:

Sterlite Technologies Ltd is a global technology leader that designs, builds and manages smarter digital networks. Sterlite Tech engages with customers in more than 100 countries, with a digital web-scale offering across products, services and software. The Company has global scale manufacturing facilities in India, Italy, China & Brazil and two Software Delivery Centres in India. Sterlite Tech is home to India’s only Centre of Excellence for broadband research and Centre for Smarter Networks for next generation network applications.

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