Indian telco giant, Videsh Sanchara Nigam Limited (VSNL) will transfer part of its international bandwidth on the SEA ME WE III (three) submarine cable to its Sri Lankan offshoot.
The cable capacity will be in addition to a satellite earth station that will be set up to provide overseas call services. rn
rnVSNL will initially run an overseas call operation, leveraging its globe spanning infrastructure and customer base. rn
rnThe companys global; infrastructure includes 14 gateways, over 50 starlight earth stations and capacity in five submarine cables. rn
rnThe total satellite and cable capacity to be deployed locally is still being finalised. This will set the base for VSNLs future expansion. rn
rnInternational calling rates will be very competitive with the remaining 30 external gateway operators and Sri Lanka Telecom, but its key focus would remain in quality voice services, says VSNL Director Operations, N Srikanth. rn
rnThe firm is currently negotiating interconnection rates with local