Sunday, November 19, 2006

The ship I posted below, was no oceanographic vessel. It was being used by the Reliance-owned Flag Telecom Ltd. to lay a branch of their FALCON undersea optic fibre cable system from Trivandrum to the Maldives. The FALCON cable network is one of the most extensive data networks in the world, linking four continents with over 65,000 Km of undersea links. Reliance is setting up a Rs 200 Crore landing station in Trivandrum which will put us on the world map of data superhighways. Much has been made of a similar landing station in another city in Kerala, I hope the media creates as much hue and cry over this one. Whatever that be, the international cable link will be a great boost to the IT/ITES industry in Trivandrum.

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Thanks for your comment, I will take a look at it and put it up at the earliest.