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Andaman & Nicobar islands get 400Gbps undersea cable link to Chennai

The Andaman & Nicobar islands now have a 400Gbps undersea cable link, the Chennai-Andaman Nicobar Island (CANI) system, that massively increases the internet bandwidth available to the archipelago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday. The 2,300 kilometers of cable were laid between Chennai and Port Blair, and then between Port Blair and Havelock, Little Andaman, Car Nicobar, Kamorta, Great Nicobar, Long Island, and Rangat, according to a press release by the government. So far, Andaman & Nicobar has only had 3.2Gbps of bandwidth through a satellite uplink, slim pickings for its 3.8 lakh people. This undersea fiber optic link, long delayed, should also reduce latency, which can be extremely high in satellite connectivity. But this doesn't mean that people will immediately start getting high speeds — last mile connectivity would have to reach as many people as possible as…

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