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Sterlite Tech enables Network Deployment Specialists to boost broadband connectivity with CONNfluence 2018

Sterlite Tech enables Network Deployment Specialists to boost broadband connectivity with CONNfluence 2018

Bhopal, India

– Aimed at strengthening collaboration with network deployment specialists from five states, the Partners’ Meet at Bhopal focused on fibre roll-out opportunities from private telcos, state and central governments under the Digital India mission

Sterlite Tech [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], a global data networks solutions company, had organisedCONNfluence 2018 for Network Deployment Specialists on November 1, 2018at Courtyard by Marriott,Bhopal.

“All leading telecom players, including Jio, are speeding up their broadband roll-out plans to bringtrue broadband experiences to the last-mile.To enable this massive high-quality roll-out requirement, we are building the capabilities of our deployment partners through global best practices and latest deployment technologies. With players from various states attending CONNfluence 2018, we are adding well-trained hands combined with our expertise to enable BharatNetand state-led roll-outs as well,” KS Rao, CEO-Telecom Services Business, Sterlite Tech.

The Company had invited leading network deployment players from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh for this meet. From Sterlite Tech, industry experts in telecom services focused on work opportunities for telcos’ backhaul network deployment for FTTH,BharatNet-related projects, deployment technologies, process automation including monitoring platformsto improve survey productivity and execution efficiency, role of Sterlite Tech Academy in boosting employabilityfor certified operators/supervisors, among other critical elements of fibre infrastructure creation.

With over 50 representatives from leading companies like Tarun Info Solution, AnanyaInfratech& Realty, JAS Telenet, HP Patel, attending the event, and key participants sharing their success stories based on their earlier experience working with Sterlite Tech, this partner meet was a grand success.

Focusing on right capability development for network deployment, the conference also addressed the needs of engineering students. “With rising data demand, a robust mobile backhaul network is very critical. In India, less than 20 per cent of mobile tower sites have a robust fibre backbone as compared to 70-80per centin the developed countries. Given the importance of this infrastructure, fiberisation of backhaul networks is picking up. To bring about this network transformation, Sterlite Tech Academy has enabled the entire broadband deployment value chain to solve the challenges of low lifetime and low reliability of currently deployed networks,” asserted Rao.

Over 200 engineering students from LNCT, Oriental Group of Institutes, Bansal Group, among other leading collegesin Bhopal,availed the expertise of Sterlite Tech Academy, that enabled them to address the needs of leading telcos, ISPs, state as well as the central governmentfor data network creation.

About Sterlite Technologies:

Sterlite Technologies Ltd [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], is a global technology leader that designs, builds and manages smarter digital networks. Sterlite Tech engages with customers in more than 100 countries, with a digital web-scale offering across products, services and software. The Company has global scale manufacturing facilities in India, Italy, China & Brazil and two Software Delivery Centres in India. Sterlite Tech is home to India’s only Centre of Excellence for broadband research and Centre for Smarter Networks for next generation network applications. Projects undertaken by the Company include intrusion-proof smarter data network for the Armed Forces, citizen networks for BharatNet (rural broadband), Smart Cities’ development, and establishing high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) connectivity. For more details, visit www.sterlitetech.com

Forward-looking and cautionary statements: Certain words and statements in this release concerning Sterlite Technologies Limited and its prospects, and other statements relating to Sterlite Technologies’ expected financial position, business strategy, the future development of Sterlite Technologies’ operations and the general economy in India, are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Sterlite Technologies Limited, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions regarding Sterlite Technologies’ present, future business strategies, and the environment in which Sterlite Technologies Limited will operate in the future. The important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, among others, changes in Government policies or regulations of India and, in particular, changes relating to the administration of Sterlite Technologies’ industry, and changes in general economic, business and credit conditions in India. Additional factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Sterlite Technologies’ control, include, but are not limited to, those risk factors discussed in Sterlite Technologies’ various filings with the National Stock Exchange, India and the Bombay Stock Exchange, India. These filings are available at www.nseindia.com and www.bseindia.com

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