Maritime Matters

Digital Connectivity in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands

17 Jul, 2018    ·   5495

Dr Vijay Sakhuja discusses the benefits that optical fiber cables offer for ocean monitoring and maritime security

The Indian government has awarded a contract for the installation of a 2,300 km-long optical fiber cable (OFC) across the Bay of Bengal between Chennai in the Indian mainland and Port Blair in the Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) islands. Announced in 2016, the primary purpose of the project is to support e-governance, e-commerce, education and socio-economic development in the A&N islands under