Tatanet, a division of NELCO Ltd, has bagged a multi-million dollar order from Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) to supply Satcom equipment for pan-African e-Network project.
The network will create a common platform for all African countries to provide telecommunication, tele-Education, telemedicine, Internet, video conferencing, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services and also support e-Governance, e-Commerce, infotainment, resource mapping and meteorological services. Tatanet will be building a satellite hub station with a full-fledged data center at Dakar, Senegal, Africa, a studio in India along with other facilities to connect seven reputed Indian university centers including IGNOU, with various specialised courses of study that will cater to the diverse student communities in Africa. The network will also assimilate 12 super specialty hospitals in India, to provide tele-consultation and continuing medical education (CME) services. In turn, the hub, situated at Senegal will connect super specialty hospitals and university centers in five African regions with one remote medical and one learning center in each of the 53 member countries for tele-medicine and tele-education.