Oct 16: Sterlite Technologies Ltd, a global data network solutions company, on Tuesday announced that it has been awarded the confirmed purchase order for designing, building and managing the Indian Navy’s digital network.
According to the compnay, 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 company had in February 2018 announced the award of the Advanced Purchase Order (APO) for this project.
“This network will give the Indian Navy digital defence supremacy at par with the best naval forces in the world. 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,” the company said.
Commenting on the development, Dr Anand Agarwal, Group CEO, Sterlite Tech, said, “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. 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”.