The high speed data transmission infrastructure in India is next to negligible as compared to the most of the developed nations. In the government’s pursuit of a creating a Digital India, the optical fiber infrastructure creation needs to happen much faster than usual. There is not enough time for us to experiment and learn. As a country, we need to do a number of things simultaneously - right from producing fiber, trenching-ducting, integrating the network, and maintaining the whole infrastructure. This is the need of the hour and this is what Sterlite has been demonstrating through projects like ‘Network for Spectrum’. Owing to growing telecommunication needs and shortage of spectrum available for growth of cellular services, the government of India decided to release 150 Mhz of spectrum held by defense sector in the frequency range of 1700Mhz to 2000Mhz. The ‘Network for Spectrum’(NFS) project, by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), was envisaged to build a new communication network for exclusive use by the armed forces in lieu of the spectrum.
The project is among the largest projects globally deploying G.655 Fibre Optic Cables.