Portulans Institute continues with STL as Knowledge Partner for the Global Network Readiness Index

May 26, 2021

Washington DC, USA; May 26, 2021 – The Portulans Institute’s Network Readiness Index (NRI) has announced its extended collaboration with Sterlite Technologies Limited (STL) [NSE: STLTECH], an industry-leading integrator of digital networks, as a Knowledge Partner for the NRI till 2024. As the lead Knowledge Partner, STL reiterated its commitment towards driving sustainable, inclusive growth across all geographies with the smart and speedy deployment of the next-generation digital networks.

The Internet today is a powerful tool for societal development and the bedrock of technological disruption. In this context, Network Readiness is of paramount importance and has become a key development indicator for every nation’s progress. NRI is unique in its approach as it looks at networks across four comprehensive dimensions – Technology, People, Governance, and Impact. Recognizing the power of upcoming technologies, the NRI covers the impact of AI and the Internet of Things and their role in the digital economy to help reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The structure of the 2020 NRI consists of 4 pillars, 12 sub-pillars, and 60 indicators.

STL has the purpose of transforming billions of lives, and through its core expertise and knowledge in digital networks, STL will continue to enrich the NRI in assessing the multi-faceted impact of networks on society.


“Assessing and guiding digital transformation remains at the top of Portulans Institute’s priorities,” said Bruno Lanvin, Co-Founder, Co-Chair of the Board and Director of Portulans Institute, “We are proud and grateful to have STL as a partner in that effort.”


Commenting on this partnership, Anand Agarwal, Group CEO, STL, said, “We are delighted to continue our association with the Portulans Institute as their Knowledge Partner for the Network Readiness Index. We have been actively involved in helping the Internet reach the innermost part of our society across India, Europe, Africa and most parts of the world. We look forward to contributing our data perspectives and intellectual knowledge to the Network Readiness Index and build a truly connected world.”

More about STL – Sterlite Technologies Ltd:

STL is an industry-leading integrator of digital networks. Their fully 5G-ready digital network solutions help telcos, cloud companies, citizen networks, and large enterprises deliver enhanced experiences to their customers. STL provides integrated 5G-ready end-to-end solutions ranging from wired to wireless, design to deploymenùt, and connectivity to compute. Our core capabilities lie in Optical Interconnect, Virtualised Access Solutions, Network Software, and System Integration.

STL believes in harnessing technology to create a world with next-generation connected experiences that transform everyday living. With a global patent portfolio of 569 to our credit, we conduct fundamental research in next-generation network applications at our Centre of Excellence. STL has a strong global presence with next-gen optical preform, fibre, cable, and interconnect subsystem manufacturing facilities in India, Italy, China, and Brazil, along with two software development centres across India and a data centre design facility in the UK.

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