The SASEC Information Highway project is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to establish a regional fiber optic-based network to provide high speed Internet services in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and parts of Northern India. Caelis was contracted in 2011 to develop and establish a Regional Research and Training Network (RTN) in each country, and also to develop website portals that would provide information on distance education, telemedicine, e-commerce, social networking,and Information Technology (IT) research.

The services themselves will be delivered to rural communities in each country by Community e-Centers (CeCs), which provide high speed Internet connectivity by satellite. In the project, Caelis established national consultants in each country to coordinate the activities with organizations who would operate the RTNs and web portals, and to identify applications in the rural communities that will be delivered by the CeCs.

At present, the project is in the middle of its implementation. All of the RTNs have been identified and an initial version of the web portal has been developed. The first RTN, which will be operated at Kathmandu University, has been established, and they are working to implement a server to provide the web portal.