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Defence NewsITI Limited dispatches first consignment for ASCON Phase-IV project

ITI Limited dispatches first consignment for ASCON Phase-IV project

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New Delhi: The first consignment of communication racks, fabricated in-house at the Bengaluru facility for the prestigious order Army Static Switched Communication Network (ASCON) Phase-IV, has been flagged off by ITI Limited’s CMD RM Agarwal on January 18. The ASCON Phase-4 project is a strategic and theatre area communication network that is set to upgrade the existing Asynchronous Transfer Mode Technology to Internet Protocol (IP)/Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Technology. In the project optical fiber cable (OFC), microwave radio and satellite are being used as communication media.

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CMD Agarwal congratulated the team ITI and expressed total confidence in the successful completion of the order before schedule. The in-house fabrication has given a boost to the manufacturing facility under the 'Make in India' initiative at ITI Limited. The company will further be using its facilities to manufacture OFC, HDPE duct pipe, FDMS, etc. at its units located at Bangalore, Rae Bareli, Palakkad and Mankapur.

The ASCON project is a big opportunity for ITI Limited to test and showcase its capability. Successful execution will provide provide an impetus to the Indian economy and will be a step in the direction of achieving the goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

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