BSNL to improve mobile services in Odisha, plans to invest Rs. 830 crore

Next revamp of BSNL is to be held in Odisha, where the state-run operator will spend Rs. 830 crore to improve mobile services.

According to Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Rs. 830 crore is exclusively allotted for BSNL Odisha, for multiple projects including Rs. 400 crores National Optical Fibre Cable (NOFN). Prasad was inaugurating Wi-Fi hotspot created by BSNL at Lord Jagannath Temple, a project to provide Wi-Fi service at historical places.


At the temple, Wi-Fi will be available for free for 30 minutes per 24 hours, limited to three times a month. Visitors can utilize the service in multiple sessions. After the free usage, customers can pay for the service at various subscription plans, ranging from Rs. 30 (30 minutes), Rs. 50 (60 minutes), Rs. 90 (120 minutes) to Rs. 150 (for one day).

Wi-Fi project at historical places already exists in Odisha at Sun Temple, Konark. The place also has a new BSNL building, which the Minister inaugurated on the same day.

“BSNL will soon replace its 30 years old switching technology to Next Generation Network (NGN) technology,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad. BSNL plans to commission 372 2G mobile sites and 193 3G BTS (mobile towers). Under the NOFN project, BSNL has plans to cover 3,369 village panchayats in 167 blocks this fiscal.

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gobinda behera
October 19, 2015 3:38 pm 3:38 PM

there is available only two network bsnl and airtel 2g .I hop it have a change and we get some better ..

July 13, 2015 11:37 am 11:37 AM

BSNL is best. 😀
In my city BSNL has started total 25 new towers, 12 2G and 13 3G. and in my districts total of 70 new towers are installed by BSNL in last 3 months.
BSNL is day by day improving ( and increasing cost also. 😀 )

Nirakar Panda
July 13, 2015 9:30 am 9:30 AM
Lets really hope something better for Odisha. Its hard to imagine, but its true that in my town at Balliguda, Dist. Kandhamal only two operator exists one is BSNL and anathor is Reliance. Reliance is Just for name, as hardly the Network tower works for 2-3 days a month. and BSNL is very worst and there is No Mobile Network coverage for consecutively 2-3days also. Think how would be the life without mobile/Landline/Internet for such a long time. Due to the lack of Broadband Cable, I have to opt for BSNL Wimax, which is again available very rarely in the… Read more »
S Gopal
July 13, 2015 3:49 pm 3:49 PM

Yes, they should follow the path of good, better, best. Presently, from your vantage point BSNL seems to be providing both broadband and mobile telephony albeit at bare-thread speeds and signals respectively. the 830 crores ought to be used wisely whereby better is made best (such as in Bhubaneswar SSA), but also the good is made better.