Tatanet, a division of NELCO Ltd, has announced that it has received a multi-million dollar order for supply of Satcom equipment from Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) for a e-Network project providing telemedicine. TCIL is implementing a multi-million dollar pan-African e-Network project on turnkey basis, funded by the Ministry of External Affairs. The network will provide telemedicine, tele-education, services to 53 countries of African Union and VVIP connectivity (VoIP and Video Conferencing) among the heads of states. Tatanet would build a satellite hub station with a full-fledged Data Center at Dakar, Senegal and a studio in India along with other facilities to connect seven Indian University Centers, including IGNOU, to cater the student communities in Africa. The network will also have 12 super specialty hospitals in India to provide tele-consultation and Continuing Medical Education (CME) services. “This project has many firsts and provides us the platform to showcase our skills in the field of System Integration and Satcom project. We are confident of our ability to deliver a robust network, which will be a benchmark for such initiatives in the future,” said Kaushik Mandal, vice president – Sales (Enterprise & Turnkey Projects) and Program Management, Tatanet.