NEW DELHI: Telecom, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Thursday launched Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) Bharat AirFibre in five Indian states to bridge the digital gap by enabling high-speed broadband access.
Bharat AirFibre is one of the BSNL’s flagship offerings that allows high-speed broadband services including voice services through radio frequency (RF) technology.
Prasad Minister launched the ambitious service simultaneously in Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Haryana, and Telangana circle, and said that the innovation-led offering shall be rolled out in other circles soon.
In 2020-21, the state-run telecom operator aims to connect 20% of homes with BSNL broadband services.
“Through this service, very affordable and reliable voice and internet service can be given in every nook and the corner of the country,” PK Purwar, chairman, BSNL said.
The Bharat AirFibre will enable high-speed broadband access to villages in the country. This service is rolled out in a public-private partnership model, BSNL in a statement said.
Prasad also appreciated the rural initiative of BSNL and further asked BSNL circle heads to improve customer feedback, make field visits, and focus on Quality of Service (QoS).
The state-owned telco is aggressively working to turn a corner following Prime Minister Narendra Modi-headed Cabinet’s approval of revival package worth Rs 70,000 crore in October 2019.