Japanese vendor NEC Corporation today announced that it has signed a turnkey supply contract with Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to build the international Bharat Lanka cable system. The contract includes the provision of equipment and services including marine installation, commissioning and integration. The 320km cable, with a capacity of 40Gbps (later be upgraded to 960Gbps) will serve as the broadband backbone network between India and Sri Lanka upon its planned completion in the second quarter of next year.
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