Govt considering optical fibre network for defence forces

Government is considering providing a dedicated Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) network to the defence forces in place of the spectrum released by them for civilian usage, Defence Minister AK Antony said.

Updated: Feb 23, 2011, 21:20 PM IST

New Delhi: Government is considering
providing a dedicated Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) network to the
defence forces in place of the spectrum released by them for
civilian usage, Defence Minister A K Antony said on Wednesay.

"Government is considering a nationwide exclusive,
dedicated Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) Network for armed forces
in lieu of spectrum being released by them," Defence Minister
A K Antony said in reply to a Rajya Sabha query.
Armed Forces have released both 2G and 3G spectrum to the
Department of Telecom, which has requested for more spectrum
from the Defence Ministry.
Antony said the proposed communications network would be
laid by the Ministry of Communications and Information
Technology Ministry through its agency Bharat Sanchar Nigam
Limited.

PTI