In an endeavorer to provide an exclusive, affordable and dedicated telecommunication network to the students and educational institutes, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) the leading total telecom service provider has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi.
MTNL would provide its next generation 3G Mobile and Wi-Fi Broadband services at cheapest or concessational rates to the students and University.
The MOU was signed in the presence of Minister of state for Telecommunications and IT Mr. Sachin Pilot, Mr. Kuldeep Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, MTNL and Prof. B.B. Bhattacharya, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi.
Speaking on the new initiative of MTNL, Sachin Pilot, said “JNU is a premier institute in the country, MTNL has offered to facilitate the students of the University to access the Local Area Network (LAN) of JNU using MTNL 3G network.With this initiative MTNL would provide Wi-Fi connectivity to all the JNU Hostels at its own cost to ensure that students, staff, and faculty are able to access affordable high speed Broadband Internet anywhere in the hostels.”
To ensure seamless conectivity with the good coverage and good quality of service, MTNL has set-up four additional 3G towers (BTS) on campus to cover the sprawling JNU Campus. The capital expenditure for this is being incurred by MTNL as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, he added.
Apart from the above, shortly all MTNL 2G and 3G Mobile service users in JNU would also be able to make unlimited free calls to each other. The operator will provide Wi Fi Broadband service the students at very affordable charges of Rs.199 per month in place of Rs. 599.