Campbell Bay, 01 June 2023
The Member of Parliament for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma, presided over a Telecom Advisory Committee assembly held on the BSNL workplace on May 30, 2023. Attended by the CGM of BSNL, A & N Telecom Circle, and different senior officers of BSNL, the assembly served as a platform to handle varied essential issues in regards to the telecommunications sector within the A & N Islands.
Among the problems mentioned, essentially the most outstanding concern raised by the Member of Parliament was the necessity to expedite the laying of the second Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) from Diglipur to Puri. Stressing the significance of parallel web connectivity, he emphasised the importance of a second undersea OFC cable connecting the A & N Islands to Puri in Odisha, significantly for the IT & ITeS business. The Member of Parliament highlighted that whereas the present CANI OFC community offers excessive bandwidth web, the absence of a backup community hinders investor confidence and poses dangers to the IT & ITeS sector. Potential traders are involved about disruptions to the present community, which may paralyze varied digital companies reminiscent of e-banking, e-governance, e-trading, e-procurement, and e-teaching. Therefore, the Member of Parliament proposed the institution of a parallel undersea OFC cable route from Puri to Diglipur, guaranteeing uninterrupted connectivity even throughout outages or failures within the main community.
Additionally, the Member of Parliament urged BSNL representatives to prioritize the set up of energy backup amenities for all communication towers all through the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Acknowledging the area’s vulnerability to energy cuts and pure calamities, he emphasised the significance of sustaining uninterrupted communication companies for the general public.
Furthermore, the Member of Parliament known as for the set up of cellular towers with 4G connectivity in all inhabited areas of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, together with distant and far-flung islands at the moment missing cellular community protection. This step would enhance connectivity for islanders and improve their entry to cellular companies.
These proposals put ahead by the Member of Parliament purpose to strengthen the telecommunications infrastructure within the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, fostering financial development, selling dependable communication companies, and assembly the evolving wants of the group.