Today : Tuesday - Jul 29, 2014, 06:16pm (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Reliance Communications has made full repayment of two loans amounting to $1 billion (around Rs 6,000 crore), during the quarter ended June 30.The repayments have been from the company's rupee resources.

Business News
 

Telecom links in all Indian villages by 2014: BSNL

Monday - Mar 26, 2012, 11:19am (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

Telecom links in all Indian villages by 2014: BSNLAgartala -  State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has undertaken an ambitious Rs.20,000 crore project to establish telecom links in all villages across India and to take  e-governance to rural and far-flung areas in the next two years, a BSNL official said here Sunday.

"The Rs.20,000 crore project for the creation of a 'National Optical Fibre Network’ (NOFN) for providing internet and other telecommunications connectivity to villages has been launched  recently. It would be completed by the next two years,” BSNL CMD R.K. Upadhyaya told reporters.

“Once the NOFN was created, it would help in offering governance, banking and health and other basic services online up to the villages and rural areas,” he said.

According to him, the tele-density in urban areas in India is almost 100 percent while in the rural areas, it is 37 percent.

“After NOFN, the existing tele-density would be increased to a great extent in the rural areas,” said Upadhyaya, who came here Saturday and held a series of meetings with Tripura Chief  Minister Manik Sarkar and other senior officials.

The BSNL has also undertaken to improve the telecommunications connectivity in the northeastern region by upgrading the existing Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) network and hiring PGCIL  (Power Grid Corporation of India Limited) and RailTel cable network, he said.

“The BSNL has laid OFC from Kolkata to (Bangladesh capital) Dhaka and the network would be further extended up to northeastern states in near future via Bangladesh,” he added.

Upadhyaya said that the BSNL has OFC network with some European countries, Nepal, Myanmar and Bhutan. “Earlier the link was put in place with Pakistan too but now it is  non-operational.”

He said BSNL accounts to 80 percent of landline and 90 percent of broadband connections in the country, while around 30 percent of the nation's mobile connections are covered by BSNL.

During the past four years, the BSNL could not procure any GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) equipment, he said, adding that tenders have been issued recently for 15  million GSM line connections.





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus


Related Articles:
» Kudankulam N-plant to reconnect to the grid Oct 26
» Rupee unchanged at 61.46
» Kerala Tourism takes Twitter route for campaign
» Onion prices to come down in next 10 days: Thomas
» Ratan Tata meets Sharma post FIPB nod for airline venture
» Mamata government selling onions at Rs.36 per kg
» Gold prices gaining by Rs 480 to Rs 32,410 per ten gram
» Mukesh Ambani remains richest Indian with assets of $18.9 billion
» Top 100 rich Indians' net worth rises to $250 billion
» Bharti Airtel board approves subsidiary merger
» Emirates expects to fly 70 mn passengers in 2020
» Japan's Olympus scales down India business projection
» Tewari pulls up Ludhiana officials over MGNREGA funds
» India-France trade can aid inclusive growth: Jaipal Reddy
» China to set up power equipment service centres in India
» Reduced arrival of onions behind price hike: Dikshit
» Shanta Kumar slams delay in export ban on onions
» Sri Lanka records strong tourist, remittance earnings
» Cochin airport investors set to reap profits
» Etihad Airways to double Colombo flights
» Jet Airways standalone losses jump eight-fold to Rs. 891 crore
» RBI receives $10.1 billion under forex swap window
» SBI to get Rs 2000 cr as part of Rs 14K cr banks fund infusion
» Mobile economy to add $400 billion to India GDP: GSMA
» Volvo launches next generation S60 and XC60


Other Articles:
Tax law amendments not aimed at opening old cases: Mukherjee (26th Mar, 2012)
'Assam losing revenue as Bodo tea growers sell to Bengal' (26th Mar, 2012)
Korean brands are household names in India: PM (25th Mar, 2012)
About 70 percent of India is poor: Top adviser (25th Mar, 2012)
Industry body seeks 100 percent FDI in defence (25th Mar, 2012)
Singhania, Mittal take over top posts in ICC India (25th Mar, 2012)
Mukherjee seeks out allies, opposition for economy (25th Mar, 2012)
Revenue loss for Assam as Bodo area tea goes to Bengal (25th Mar, 2012)
Bengal minister urges Pranab to reconsider gold duty hike (25th Mar, 2012)
Belgium bank to deploy Infosys software product (24th Mar, 2012)
Global firms vie to grab Bangalore biz whizkids (24th Mar, 2012)
Hardeep Puri, Prashant Bhushan at Harvard meet (24th Mar, 2012)
Fifth straight weekly loss for Sensex (24th Mar, 2012)
Moscow hotels most expensive in Europe (24th Mar, 2012)
Harvard meet on where India is headed (24th Mar, 2012)
Indra Nooyi gets a raise, makes $17 mn in 2011 (24th Mar, 2012)
Planning Commission approves Himachal plan for next fiscal (24th Mar, 2012)
Hitachi to build power control systems in India (24th Mar, 2012)
Jharkhand stops land acquisition for BCCL (24th Mar, 2012)
World Bank offers $500 million loan for education in India (23rd Mar, 2012)
Suzuki Motorcycles suspend 3 union leaders in Gurgaon (23rd Mar, 2012)
Petrol price hike in the offing as crude soars (23rd Mar, 2012)
CESC to sign agreement with US trade and development agency (23rd Mar, 2012)
New poverty line theory a joke on poor: Chhattisgarh CM (23rd Mar, 2012)
India will continue to import oil from Iran: Reddy (23rd Mar, 2012)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use