BSNL to start wimax service in NCR this month

By : |February 4, 2010 0

NOIDA, INDIA: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is all set to start its wimax service in the NCR this month and to begin with the service would be launched from Dhakor of Greater Noida, in Uttar Pradesh.

“BSNL will start wimax service in Dhankor by the end of this month. This would enable the subscribers to access high speed Internet access in the range of 15 kilometers from wimax tower,” said Sachin Pilot, minister of state for IT and Communications at the review meeting of BSNL and Department of Post in Noida today.

Sachin Pilot added that the service would be extended to the other parts of the NCR such as Bisrakh, Dadri, Jewar and Jahangirpur in next financial year. All these places fall under UP (West) circle of BSNL.

                                 

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BSNL and MTNL will set-up 10 new exchanges by the end of this financial year in the Noida and Greater Noida.

Pilot also mentioned that BSNL and MTNL will jointly set-up 25 new telecom towers in the next financial year to improve quality of service in Noida circle.

“With improved quality of service, I am expecting that both companies will add 25,000 new subscribers to their present subscriber base. BSNL at present has 75,000 subscribers and MTNL has 25,000 subscribers in Noida circle,” said Pilot.

On the issue of telecom towers being sealed by Noida Authority, Pilot mentioned that authorities and companies should come up with solution to solve the issues faced by telecom consumers.

“Suffering of consumers is unacceptable. It should be the responsibility of everyone to take measures in order to reduce the problem of the common man. Since my ministry cannot directly intervene in to the matter, I would urge that Noida Authority and telecom companies should talk and come up with a reasonable solution that stops suffering of the consumers,” said Pilot.

He mentioned that the Department of Telecom is waiting for TRAI’s recommendation on telecom tower to form a national policy.

“At present, the issues related to telecom towers are under consideration at TRAI. Once TRAI completes its consultation and send us recommendation, then we will work out a national policy on telecom towers,” said Pilot.

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