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China Telecom breaks ground fiber network to connect China’s cities

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China Telecom is serious about providing its cities with an optical connection so it has launched its “Broadband Optical Network City,” an initiative that will bring a fiber link to every one of China’s cities in the next three years. According to a report in the People’s Daily Online, China......
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NEC to Upgrade EAC Pacific CableNetwork

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Increasing demand in connectivity between Asia and North America accelerates plan to upgrade capacity across new Trans Pacific network infrastructure NEC Corporation and Pacnet announced the signing of a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade the 9,620km EAC Pacific Cable Network (“EAC Pacific”) which represents two of the five fiber pairs......
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World’s first 660 KV Power Cable in China

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A 660-kilovolt direct current power transmission system, said to be the world’s first, began to supply energy Monday to a province that is located over 1,300 km away. The transmission system began carrying power from northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to the eastern Shandong Province. The 10.4- billion-yuan ($1.58......
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Fiber optic cable deployed to connect Pakistan with China

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Pakistan Government said that it will deploy cross border Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) system at a cost of Pakistani Rupees (PKR) 3.7 billion between Pakistan and China for security of information. A media report said that the need of this cross-country fiber optic cable grew after security concerns from Pakistan......
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KEC International gets major orders

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KEC International Ltd. (KEC) has won three new orders to the tune of Rs. 379 crore. The first PGCIL order is for the supply and construction of 765 KV double circuit transmission line between Jharsuguda pooling station and Dharamjaygarh. This is associated with phase-I generation projects in Orissa. The total......
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Work on underground power cables begins in MargoaMar

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Work of laying underground electricity cables in the second phase, estimated at a cost of 80 crore, has already commenced in Margao and Fatorda. A senior official attached to the department told TOI that the remaining areas within the jurisdiction of the Margao municipal council (MMC) will be undertaken in......
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Kalpataru Power Transmission wins 3 orders worth Rs 600 Crore in India and Congo

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Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd (KPTL), has secured one order for turnkey execution of 400 KV transmission line from Democratic Republic of Congo and two orders from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for construction of 765 KV transmission line in Orissa and Madhya Pradesh. With the receipt of these orders,......
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Sterlite Technologies bags its third UMTP project

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Sterlite Technologies Limited announced that it has won its third contract for development of India’s transmission systems. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary has been selected to strengthen the transmission grid in the Western Region on ‘Build, Own, Operate and Maintain’ (BOOM) basis.   This transmission scheme involves establishment of 765......
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BGR Energy gets Rs 37 crore Optic Fibre contracts from Powergrid

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Andhra Pradesh based BGR Energy Systems Limited has been awarded turnkey contracts worth Rs 36.61 crore by the Powergrid Corporation India for installing optic fibre ground wire (OPGW)-based communication backbone. The new OPGW communications solution would replace the unified load despatch and communication (ULDC) microwave links on its existing power......
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Govt considering optical fibre network for defence forces

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The 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. “Government is considering a nationwide exclusive, dedicated Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) Network for armed forces in lieu of......
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