BSNL to deploy 1 lakh wi-fi hotspots by 2018

NEW DELHI, Mar 21: State owned telecom corporation Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today said it plans to deploy 1,00,000 wi-fi hotspots across the country by 2018-end.

            The wi-fi network will come up through a combination of models, including revenue share with partners as well as BSNL’s own capital expenditure model.

            As many as 18,000 hotspots have already been deployed, BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava told reporters.

            BSNL, in partnership with QuadGen, today launched free wi-fi services at Udwada village, Valsad district in Gujarat. The village has been adopted by Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Smriti Irani under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. (AGENCIES)