BSNL users can now access 44 million WiFi hotspots in 100 countries

By January 14th, 2017 AT 7:38 AM

State-run telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) said it has deployed Tata Communication’s Wi-Fi+ and Wi-Fi cloud communication solution, giving its subscribers seamless access to 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 100 countries including international flights and rail systems. Wi-fi+ allows BSNL subscribers access to the single largest global Wi-Fi network in the world while travelling outside India.

bsnl-international-wifi

Typically accessing Wi-fi hotspots is very cumbersome and requires the user to remember multiple passwords, the telco said, adding that with Wi-fi+, its users will have to register just once to automatically connect to the closest participating Wi-Fi hotspot, even if they travel to a different city, country or continent.

“BSNL is the first among the Indian Mobile operators to have taken this big step forward towards how mobile subscribers use Wi-fi internationally. It removes the friction from accessing Wi-Fi and makes it simple to use Wi-Fi data,” said Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director, BSNL.

“BSNL mobile subscribers can access Wi-fi anywhere in the world without worrying about the bill shock when they get home and no longer have to limit their internet usage while abroad,” he added.

BSNL has 94.36 million mobile subscribers and 13.88 million wireline customers.

Also read:BSNL to invest Rs 2500-cr to install new sites, WiFi hotspots & fiber by March

“Wi-Fi+ changes how subscribers experience Wi-Fi and simplifies how they get connected to the internet and use their applications while travelling abroad. We are really proud of this partnership with BSNL and how it is delivering innovative mobile experiences to BSNL subscribers.” said Christopher Almeida, Sr. Vice President, Service Provider Group at Tata Communications.

Read more on:

19
Leave a Reply

avatar
13 Comment threads
6 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
18 Comment authors
JigarIndia require over 80 lakhs new WiFi hotspots to reach global level of WiFi penetration: StudyTenji JohnVineet MurliC B L Hegde Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
trackback

[…] Also read : BSNL users can now access 44 million WiFi hotspots in 100 countries […]

Vineet Murli
Vineet Murli

Are useless buggers first try to give proper service in your own country.A complaint dosen’t get resolved from you.nonsense

Recent Posts

RCom Asked to Clear Dues of Rs 453 Crore to Ericsson Within Four Weeks

Observing there was a ‘wilful default’, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held Anil Ambani, chairman of Reliance Communications (RCom), guilty...

Airtel Rs 998 Prepaid Recharge With 12GB Data Benefit Unveiled Keeping Long-Validity Users in Mind

In a bid to take on the competition, Bharti Airtel has introduced a Rs 998 prepaid recharge with validity for...

4G Subscriber Base in India is Five Times More Than That of 3G: Study

Rising hunger for data amongst Indians led to 109% growth in data traffic in 2018, fuelled primarily by 4G adoption,...