BSNL lines up 2,700km fibre rollout in Assam

16 Mar 2016

State-owned Indian telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has unveiled plans to install 2,747km of fibre-optic cable to cover 1,010 gaon panchayats (villages) in 91 blocks and 19 districts of Assam. The Economic Times cites BSNL’s chief general manager for the Assam circle as saying that the rollout is part of the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) Project, under which the operator has already installed more than 1,570km of cabling, connecting 200 gaon panchayats. Further, the official added that the telco also plans to install seven MPLS routers at the headquarters of each of Assam’s secondary switching areas (SSAs).