BSNL decides to spend a staggering Rs. 6000 crores in order to setup 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across India

By June 19th, 2015 AT 4:57 PM

Just when we thought that BSNL has run out of innovative ideas the company has invested a whopping sum of Rs 6,000 crores to set-up 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation. The state run company will be floating a tender next month and the project is expected to be complete by 2018.

BSNL flagged off the project by inaugurating Wi-Fi facility at Taj Mahal and the service will soon be extended to all the famous tourist spots. Ravi Shankar Prasad elaborated that “BSNL will set up 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country and the project is most likely to be completed by 2018”

BSNL will be initially offering 30-minutes of free Wi-Fi service for every 24-hours valid for three times in a month. Post the free usage BSNL will charge a modest Rs.20 for validity of 30 minutes, Rs. 30 for validity of 60 minutes, Rs. 50 for validity of 120 minutes and Rs 70 for a day pass.

The Wi-Fi hotspots will be a boon for travelers and will also help BSNL earn revenue by pushing in local content. Most of the tourist places in India lack a proper Wi-Fi connectivity and it won’t be surprising if private telecom operators jump into the public Wi-Fi bandwagon.


Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. He is also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and non-edible silicon chips.

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Bsnl should allow mobile 3g users with an active data plan to use the hotspot


Offcourse !BSNL 3G users will have access to those 4G speeded hotspots under the subscribed data 3G data voucher. You can either use 3G or Wi-Fi according to your choice.


Really Good move by BSNL. It’ll be helpful to all.

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