Telecom Minister Unveils Next Generation Network Telephone Exchange
In a new development, the Union Telecom Minister Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad has unveiled the Next Generation Network Telephone Exchange in Bihar.
Upgrading the infrastructure, the BSNL has come up with the Next Generation Network (NGN) Telephone Exchange replacing its existing Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). The Minister of Communications and Electronics, IT and Law & Justice, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad has inaugurated the new facility through video conferencing from New Delhi.
Next-generation Network Connecting Remote Areas:
This next-generation network (NGN) will provide reliable wireline and broadband services through an optical fiber. This is a packet-based network commonly built around the Internet Protocol.
The Bharat AirFibre works on the unlicensed spectrum. It is easy to deploy and requires less maintenance while providing wireless technology to the non-feasible areas including remote villages and difficult terrains.
Bharat AirFibre in Bihar:
Inaugurating the new facility at Bihar Vidhan Mandal, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad also commissioned Bharat AirFibre. This will facilitate completely wireless connectivity to the rural areas in Bihar.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Bharat AirFibre will help us to scale-up faster and meet the target of covering 6 lakh villages in 1000 days.
He also added that this will play a crucial role in the times of COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the Union Telecom Minister also announced that 50 more Bharat AirFibre sector antennas will be deployed exclusively in Bihar within the next 6 months.
The Danapur Telephone Exchange in Bihar will now get Bharat AirFibre service. As a result, the adjoining 6 km area covering RK Puram, Anandpur, Danapur Market and Danapur Cantonment will now get faster Bharat AirFibre broadband internet services.
High-Speed Internet @ ₹349 per month:
The subscribers of Bharat AirFibre can avail high-speed internet at an affordable price of ₹349 per month. This brings high-speed internet connectivity quite economical to the users in villages.
It has to be noted that GoI has allowed the public sector entity BSNL to lay optical fiber connectivity across India. Recently, it has commissioned submarine optical fibre cable between Chennai and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
One can expect the connectivity to the Lakshadweep Islands from the mainland. Similarly, Bharat Net project for connecting more than 3000 Gram Panchayats in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh union territories.