Sterlite Technologies Grabs Big Deal in Australia

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Vocus will leverage STL’s Opticonn solution, which offers a range of optical fibre and cable products, optical interconnect offerings and pre-connectorised kits

Sterlite Technologies (STL) recently announced a partnership with Vocus Group, a specialist fibre and network solutions provider in Australia. This deal, as the company informed, strengthens STL’s presence in the Australian market, helping network creators deploy high capacity nationwide networks faster.

“We are excited to partner with Vocus for the expansion of their fibre network that will connect millions across Australia. Our end-to-end capabilities for global digital networks form a strategic fit with Vocus’s long-term goals and we look forward to delivering innovative solutions that can help drive these outcomes,” Ankit Agarwal, CEO – Connectivity Solutions Business, STL.

Vocus Group Limited (ASX: VOC) is Australia’s specialist fibre and network solutions provider, connecting all mainland capitals with Asia and the USA. Regionally, Vocus has backhaul fibre connecting most regional centres in Australia. Vocus also operates an extensive and modern network in New Zealand, connecting the country’s capitals and most regional centres.

In total, the Vocus terrestrial network is c.30,000 route-km of high performance, high availability fibre-optic cable, including 4,600km of submarine cable connecting Singapore, Indonesia and Australia and 2,100km of submarine cable between Port Hedland and Darwin and connecting offshore oil and gas facilities in the Timor Sea. Vocus owns a portfolio of well-recognised brands catering to enterprise, government, wholesale, small business and residential customers across Australia and New Zealand.

Vocus will leverage STL’s Opticonn solution, which offers a range of optical fibre and cable products, optical interconnect offerings and pre-connectorised kits.

STL had announced major new deals and extensions to current engagement with leading telcos in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA) in March 2021. The deals worth more than $100 million take STL’s order book to a record high of ~Rs 11,300 Crores.

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