NEW DELHI: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has on Wednesday unveiled Bharat AirFibre to offer voice and data service in India’s rural areas with an aim to connect 20% homes with BSNL broadband services in 2020.
“We have launched Bharat AirFibre on the airwaves in the unlicensed band in rural areas where there is no interference,” BSNL Director (CFA) Vivek Banzal said.
In 2020, BSNL aims to connect 20% homes with BSNL broadband services.
Bharat AirFibre provides high-speed broadband services including voice services through radio frequency (RF) technology.
State-run telecom carrier has also launched the open policy for Bharat AirFibre business segment to facilitate partner ecosystem.
“BSNL will also announce a bouquet of content services by February end,” Banzal added.
The new offering will allow telco’s radiowave technology to be combined with 8 lakh kilometres of optic fibre spread across the country.