Indian operator taps STL for INR 250 crore optical network

Created July 20, 2022
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STL says it has secured a deal worth INR 250 crore with an unnamed Indian telecoms operator, to set up a high-performance, modern communication network. STL, which is already modernising the operator’s network, says the deal further strengthens its decade-long arrangement with the operator. With this multi-year deal, STL will provide specialised optical fibres and deployment services to build the service provider’s network in nine telecom circles, across India.

STL says that as India’s data demand grows, dense fibreisation is vital. It is being driven by investments in 5G, FTTH, data centres and next-generation digital networks by private telcos. STL adds that with its combined capabilities in optical fibres, network design and deployment services and programmatic network management is uniquely positioned to deliver significant value. In this nationwide project, STL intends to provide a pre-integrated suite of optical fibre cables comprising armoured, duct and universal cables complying with varied deployment scenarios and integration services with its end-to-end deployment methodology.

Commenting on this collaboration, Praveen Cherian, CEO, of STL Global Services, said, “STL and the telecom service provider have been long-term partners in the optical connectivity space. In this project, STL will collaborate with the service provider to develop and build a competent network for India. Through our solution, we will provide a 5G-ready and high-capacity network which is expected to enable the service provider to provide faster delivery of new services with enhanced user experience in East, South and North regions.”

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.