Hiring of 10 Gbps International Bandwidth for Internet Connectivity to Agartala from Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL), Bangladesh, via Cox Bazar:

To make available high-quality and high-speed internet access to the states of the Northeastern region of the country, Universal Service Obligation (USO) Fund signed an agreement with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on 18.08.2021 for the hiring of international bandwidth for internet connectivity to Agartala from Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL), Bangladesh via Cox Bazar or Kuakata. The first 10 Gbps link was commissioned on 26.11.2021 and the second 10 Gbps link was commissioned on 21.04.2022.

As per the Agreement, USO Fund shall provide financial support of Rs 17.15 crore to M/s Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for over three years for hiring the aforesaid international bandwidth. 

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