BSNL to roll out 40,000 hotspots

20 Jun 2016

State-owned full service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has launched Wi-Fi Mobile Data Offloading Services (MDO) across the entire south zone – covering the Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala circles – and is planning to set up 40,000 new Wi-Fi hotspots across the country over the next two years. The Economic Times quotes Managing Director Anupam Srivastava as saying that the operator’s customer base has been increasing since 2012 due to its efforts to improve infrastructure and services. ‘The government-run entity had lost many customers to private service providers between 2006 and 2012 due to lack of infrastructure, but the situation is fast changing, with BSNL setting up over 25,000 mobile towers across the country,’ the official explained, adding: ‘The number of customers opting for BSNL service has exceeded those opting out. Last year alone, two million mobile users switched to BSNL from private service providers.’

India, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)