BSNL to invest Rs 6,000 crore to set up 40,000 Wi-fi hotspots all over India by 2018

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State-run BSNL will set up 40,000 wi-fi hotspots throughout the nation, entailing an funding of about Rs 6,000 crore.

The tender for the venture is probably going to be floated by July and will probably be accomplished by 2018.

“BSNL will set up 40,000 wi-fi scorching spots throughout the nation and the venture is probably going to be accomplished by 2018,” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stated whereas launching wi-fi facility at Taj Mahal.

The minister added that estimated funding by BSNL for this may be round Rs 6,000 crore.

The corporate additionally inaugurated wi-fi facility at Taj Mahal as a part of the federal government’s plan to put such providers at main vacationer locations.

This yr BSNL will set up one other 2,500 wi-fi scorching spots at 250 places at the price of Rs 500 crore. BSNL CMD Anupam Srivastava stated that of those 200 scorching spots have already been set up.

BSNL shall be offering free wi-fi providers for 30 minutes per 24 hrs (3 times in a month) which guests can utilise in a number of periods.

After free utilization restrict of 30 minutes is exhausted, one can proceed utilizing the service on paid foundation for which subscription plans can be found within the denomination of Rs 20, Rs 30, Rs 50 and Rs 70 for validity of 30 min, 60 min, one hundred twenty min and someday, respectively.

BSNL has additionally plans to broaden the protection of the wi-fi facility to different vacationer and non secular places resembling Khajuraho and Jagannath, amomg others by March.

Prasad added that BSNL has plans to invest greater than Rs 1,200 crores in UP (West) circle throughout 2015-16.

Out of this, about Rs 200 crores can be invested in upgrading and increasing mobile network.

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