Undersea cable inaugurated between Chennai and Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Indian Prime Minister inaugurated a 2313 km undersea submarine optical fibre cable (OFC) that was laid down between Chennai and Port Blair, and is expected to cover seven of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This submarine cable is expected to provide better and cheaper connectivity, as well as boosting tele-education, tele-health, tourism, and banking services on the islands.