Tyco Telecommunications awarded turnkey undersea fiber optic system connecting India to Singapore by Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL)
Tyco Telecommunications, one of the world's leading providers of undersea fiber optic systems, marine services, and global capacity services, and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), India's leading international telecommunications carrier, have signed a supply contract for a new undersea fiber optic system connecting Chennai, India with Singapore.
Construction is underway on the Tata Indicom Chennai-Singapore Cable System, a system which is over 3,100 km in length and capable of carrying up to 5.12 Tb/s of transmission capacity when fully upgraded. The network is designed to meet the current and future voice, data and internet bandwidth demands from India to South East Asia and beyond. By utilizing a network architecture that incorporates several undersea branching units, the Tata Indicom Chennai-Singapore Cable System is capable of expanding to provide direct fiber connectivity to other regional landing sites, enabling flexibility for future network growth.
"The Tata Indicom Chennai-Singapore Cable System is a key component in the execution of our international business strategy," states Mr. S.K. Gupta, Managing Director of VSNL. "We awarded this to Tyco Telecommunications because we are confident that they will apply their technology expertise and outstanding implementation experience to provide a turnkey solution that meets our needs and the needs of our customers, now and in the future."
November 13, 2006
Source: Tyco Telecommunications - Marine Services