NSE-listed data network solutions company 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 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 defense 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 centers and Big Data content delivery networks that are software-defined.
Expressing his pleasure on bagging this deal, 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 virtualization, Big Data analytics, and customized enterprise applications.”
Sterlite Tech will deploy digital solutions that 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 defense and administrative operations, indicates K S Rao, CEO – Telecom Services Business, Sterlite Tech.