Sea Bites

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is on track to reap higher international call revenues through a routing agreement with India’s Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL). Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is on track to reap higher international call revenues through a routing agreement with India’s Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL). SLT said Tuesday that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with BSNL for a Bharat-Lanka optical fibre submarine cable system.

The cable will link traffic between Tiruchchendur (India) and Colombo (Sri Lanka).

Initially, supporting hundreds of megabits per second bandwidth, the cable will be upgraded as demand picks up and would ultimately support traffic demand up to terra bit per second level.

The optical fibre cable system will support public telephone network (PSTN), IP broadband services, international private leased circuits (IPLC) and multimedia traffic between India and Sri Lanka.

BSNL and SLT have access to the rest of the world through existing and future cable in SEA-ME- WE3 and SEA-ME-WE4.

The new optical link will allow both countries to optimise their international undersea capacity and also open up o