Sterlite Bags MTNL Contract

by CXOtoday Staff    May 25, 2007

Sterlite Optical Technologies, a global provider and integrated manufacturer of optical fiber has bagged a contract from MTNL. The company will be deploying a Broadband & Metro Ethernet network in Delhi and Mumbai.

Metro Ethernet is a computer network based on Ethernet standard. An Ethernet interface is not as expensive as a Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) or Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH) interface of the same bandwidth.

Ethernet supports high bandwidth with fine granularity, which is not available with traditional SDH connections.

Once accomplished, the network would be competent enough to handle half a million broadband connections in Delhi and Mumbai. The value of the project is Rs.169 crores. It would be completed throughout 2007-09.

With the launch of its Access Business, the company has been occupied in setting up the MPLS core for MTNL. The Broadband and Ethernet network is an addition to the existing MPLS network.

2007 has been stated as the ‘Year of Broadband’ by the Ministry of Telecommunication, India. The ministry has resolved to make broadband reasonably priced.