With a dream to take India to the technological forefront, Anil Agarwal established a copper cable manufacturing unit in Aurangabad, India - the early beginnings of what would become STL.
To fuel growing aspirations as a technology pioneer, STL established an optical fibre cable manufacturing unit in Silvassa, expanding STL’s capabilities as well as its horizons.
We established our first optical fibre plant in Aurangabad, India - a move that would define STL’s identity for the next 25 years.
To fulfil ever-evolving customer needs, a data cable manufacturing unit was set-up in Dadra, adding breadth to STL’s growing portfolio. The unit remains one of India’s most advanced speciality cable manufacturing facilities, to this day.
Expanding our global footprint, STL’s first overseas manufacturing unit was set up in Haimen City, China. The greenfield facility was a result of a joint venture between STL and Jiangsu Tongguang Communication Co. Ltd. (TGCl), to fulfil China’s 100 million fkm annual demand for optical fibre.
Furthering our global strategy of building complementary partnerships in key geographical locations, STL formed a joint venture with Conduspar Condutores Eletricos Ltda. to establish a second overseas manufacturing unit in Curitiba, Brazil.
With the acquisition of Elitecore Technologies, STL’s goal was to diversify beyond the infrastructure vertical, and provide end-to-end solutions to its Telco partners. This allowed STL to offer industry leading software solutions for operations support, business support, and revenue management.
At STL, Innovation is in our DNA. To research and build accessible network technologies of the future, STL set up ‘Centre for Smarter Networks’ at Gurgaon, India. The centre is a part of STL’s growing list of innovation centres, which have collectively contributed to 376 patents over the years.
In line with STL’s identity as an end-to-end global technology leader and integrator of digital networks, STL acquired Metallurgica Bresciana - an Italian specialised optical cable manufacturer. The move greatly augmented our access to strategic European markets and opened new pathways for STL.
With a vision to make India the digital capital of the world, STL undertook various strategic initiatives in 2019:
STL made yet another strategic investment in ASOCS - a developer of open, disruptive, and virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) solutions, delivering 4G and 5G for cellular networks. This allows STL to offer end-to-end capabilities for a converged network, i.e. both wireless and wireline, and deliver full-stack solutions to enterprise and telco customers.
enabling a digital-first future
of integrating digital networks
that define the STL family
highlighting our quality and commitment
I can validate that STL is a thought leader in optical business and its strategy of virtualised radio and FTTX is in the right direction.
Now we are fully convinced to partner with STL because of your technical skill set, installing capabilities and production strength. We wish to do more work with STL in the future.
We are ready to make a joint venture with STL as an exclusive partner for network build for the next 10 years.
STL has been our partner since inception. As we enhance our value proposition for our customers, STL as our network partner is enabling the reach of our digital sol. to the last mile.
We have been working with STL for the last 5 years and we have grown a tremendous business together. The partnership has worked out amazing for us.
I can't explain how impressed we were by STL. It is good to know that the investment we are making is going to be sustainable for the long term.
We can really witness how evolved STL is from the glass to the actual implementation and application of the networks and products in the networks. I haven’t witness this ever in my life before.
The Fibre tech, deep vertical integration, and interesting product line create an opportunity for partnering in the future.
It is really exciting to see the growth in 5G. There is a shift that is required towards bringing the adoption of wireless connectivity and I congratulate the entire STL team for being the growth-driver of this industry.
5G Edge Mantra is a very innovative product because it brings together backhaul and front end connectivity. I hope that STL gets a good market for it and we are proud that an Indian company is doing it.
STL has transformed itself, you have been producing stuff in India, you are major exporter of stuff that is made in India. You have innovated on your core and transformed into being an integrator of sorts.
STL has done a very professional job with the NCN project. We are really happy to partner with STL. STL's tech which is the best we could have ever got.”
We know STL as a pioneer in optical Fibre but what I found interesting is that they have moved up the value chain of connectivity with solutions at both application and access level.
The company has come a long way from a product company to an integrated networks solutions provider.
Wishing the management the very best in achieving their targets and creating shareholder value
STL's programmable network function suite across wired-wireless network deployments running on top of VMware Telco Cloud, keeps us in an advantageous position to support our mutual customers.
STL is sitting on a sweet spot (a non-chinese digital network builder), where if STL takes right actions, it can grow 10x.
STL technology develops and delivers optical communication products, and network and system integration services
We are thrilled to partner with STL, their staunch focus on technology and strong customer relationships will go a long way in delivering flexible and innovative solutions to customers.
In the coming years I see lot of the India companies playing a role which they would have never played in the past, specifically Infrastructure company like yours.