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BSNL to modernize itself with Rs.2000 crore

BSNL to modernize itself with Rs.2000 crore

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the state-run telecom operator is on a plan to invest Rs.2000 crore to upgrade its network. According to Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the company is making plans to invest Rs.2000 crore to make upgrades including another 21,000 BTS (base transceiver stations). There will also be a 13,000 BTS which wil be used by the telecom operator for its 3G services.

The minister added that the government has taken an initiative to modernize the public telecom operator and the investment plan in part of the initiative. This initiative aims to make BSNL more competitive with other operators in the telecom sector.

The minister dedicated the 1000th Wi-Fi hot spot to the nation with the operationalization of the facility at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. The government also introduced a plan to launch public Wi-Fi hotspots across the countries in order to get new sources of revenue. These Wi-Fi hotspots cover all religious, tourist and important locations in the country.

In this Wi-Fi hotspot plan, the government is planning to launch 2500 hotspots across in the first phase of the plan. There are also many new advantages being offered now by the company. This includes free night calling from its fixed landline to any other service providers’ network, free incoming calls while roaming and an increased minimum speed of broadband from 512 kbps to 2mbps.

660 telephone exchanges have already been upgraded to NGN (Next Generation Network) as part of the upgrading and expanding plans for both the mobile and fixed telephone network. The minister has also approved of the NGN technology which is designed and manufactured locally by center for development of telematics.

Several value added services (VAS) on NGN have been also been initiated along with a new innovative services called fixed mobile telephony (FMT). It enables customers to make and take calls while moving.

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