BSNL to invest 7000 crore for setting integrated 3G, 4G, wifi hotspots

BSNL-logoBSNL the largest PSU telecom operator which is the national Broadband backbone of India has declared that it will be investing Rs. 7000 crore in setting up integrated 3G, 4G wifi hotspots across the country over the next 3 years. BSNL subscribers will be able to transition seamlessly between 3G 4G cellular network and the wifi hotspots which will work for offloading the data from the cellular network.

“Wifi is an obvious choice for BSNL going forward but it alone cannot be successful. It has to be integrated with 3G, 4G network so that customer can be seamlessly transferred to wifi. In two to three years, we will be investing Rs 7,000 crore to set up integrated wifi across the country,” Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL Anupam Shrivatava said while speaking at TeleAnalysis event.

We had earlier shared how BSNL is setting up hotspots at 10 monuments across the country, now it will be extending its reach to more tourist spots and plans on adding 2500 wifi hotspots by the end of the current financial year. In addition to this, BSNL has also partnered with QuadGen Wireless for setting up wifi hotspots under a revenue share model.

“BSNL is in best position to provide instant bandwidth. We will set up wifi hotspots and BSNL will provide bandwidth for it. We are committed to set up 1,000 wifi hotspots by June and another 5,000 by end of this year,” QuadGen Wireless Founder and Chairman C S Rao said. BSNL plans on expanding its coverage in the south and west zones through its partnership with QuadGen over a span of 18 months.

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Akhil Mohan
April 3, 2015 7:23 pm 7:23 PM

BSNL now offers 1 GB 3G data at Rs 68 for 10 days in Kerala circle.

Madhan Kumar
April 8, 2015 3:05 pm 3:05 PM

No it’s available for all circles.I am using it T.N!

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April 3, 2015 1:33 pm 1:33 PM

Govt owned BSNL is not developing till date. But Govt wakeup for developing Private Operators.
First of All:
BSNL should remove charges payment for every 6 months on Prepaid.
2nd Coverage Issue. 3G NO SERVICE 2G NO NETWORK
3rd Customer Care Executive
4th Staff at BSNL office
5th Marketing and availability of MNP and Sim at dealers
6th Cost Sense
7th Fastest Services (atleast normal services)
This can make BSNL to run better