VSNL to build $ 250 mln telecom cable connecting India and Europe

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New Delhi, Dec 19 (UNI) Telecom major Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL) today said it will construct a telecommunication cable at a cost of 250 million dollars that will lead to express connectivity between the country and Europe .

The new cable system, to be built in partnership with SEACOM and Telecom Egypt (TE), will provide VSNL with 1.28 terabit of new capacity on this route during 2009.

''The plans to build the TGN-Eurasia Cable System coupled with our recent announcement to build the TGN-Intra Asia Cable System is a major step towards VSNL's vision to offer seamless global connectivity at affordable prices,'' company president (Global Data Solutions) Vinod Kumar said in a statement.

The 'TGN Eurasia Cable System', apart from directly linking Mumbai to Paris, London and Madrid via Egypt, will also have future options for additional connectivity in the Gulf region as well as multiple locations in Europe.

UNI

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