The Andaman & Nicobar islands now have a 400Gbps undersea cable hyperlink, the Chennai-Andaman Nicobar Island (CANI) system, that massively will increase the web bandwidth out there to the archipelago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced on Monday. The two,300 kilometers of cable have been laid between Chennai and Port Blair, after which between Port Blair and Havelock, Little Andaman, Automotive Nicobar, Kamorta, Nice Nicobar, Lengthy Island, and Rangat, in accordance with a press launch by the federal government.

Up to now, Andaman & Nicobar has solely had 3.2Gbps of bandwidth via a satellite tv for pc uplink, slim pickings for its 3.eight lakh individuals. This undersea fiber optic hyperlink, lengthy delayed, also needs to scale back latency, which will be extraordinarily excessive in satellite tv for pc connectivity. However this doesn’t imply that individuals will instantly begin getting excessive speeds — final mile connectivity must attain as many individuals as potential as effectively, and cell and glued line connections have thus far been constructed with backhaul so restricted that it’s unclear that they’ll be capable to instantly serve all this new bandwidth.

The CANI system appears to have gone stay a number of weeks in the past, with simply the announcement coming at this time. Pace checks (1, 2) shared by fastened line broadband customers in Andaman & Nicobar over July appear to point out obtain speeds of round 5–12Mbps, which albeit modest are an enormous enchancment over the sub-1Mbps speeds that customers normally find yourself getting.

In January 2019, Airtel launched 4G providers in Port Blair, and Jio was reported to have began laying cable two years in the past, however doesn’t appear to have launched there but.

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