Building a communication network for the Indian Armed forces
Known for its design, build, and mage capabilities, STL created the world’s largest intrusion-proof, highly secure smart network infrastructure for defence forces in Jammu & Kashmir. We deployed 9.496 kms fibre network for the Network for Spectrum (NFS) and built a communication network for the exclusive use of the Indian Armed Forces. This new network, developed by STL, is boosting the communication capabilities of the Indian Defence forces, enhancing national operational preparedness and real-time connect in the highest battlefield of the world. Owing to the use of best cable laying standards and practices, intrusion-proof cable technology, network monitoring, GIS mapping, this deployment has become the most advanced and secure network for the armed forces.
Challenges that we faced (and mitigated)
- Rugged terrains with unpredictable weather and sub zero temperatures
- Defence-grade security issues
- Multiple stakeholders and on-ground coordination
- Scarcity of skilled resources
- Geopolitical constraints
STL Solution to deliver excellence
Addressing both, technology requirement and deployment challenges, STL developed a highly innovative design solution – Ribbon Fibre Intrusion Proof cable with G.655 and G.652D fibres. Team took a bottom-up approach with realistic planning, with preparation for worst-case scenario for all deployment activities. Procurement supply trenching, laying, installation, testing and maintenance and accessories for construction of NLD backbone and access routes were all handled on a turnkey basis.