Minister of Communications and Electronics & IT and Law & Justice Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday inaugurated a next-generation network telephone exchange at New Bihar Vidhan Mandal compound and Bharat Air Fiber service at Danapur Telephone Exchange in Bihar through video conferencing. BSNL has taken a leap forward to the Government of India’s vision of Broadband to all.
The new telephone exchange is connected with optical fiber allowing it to serve to the additional demand for reliable wireline and broadband services. It has a capacity of 512 telephone wireline and 128 broadband connections with ability to increase the capacity further if needed.
Bharat Air Fiber which has the ability to offer speed at par with high-speed fibre FTTH will serve upto 6 km area covering R.K.Puram, Anandpur, Danapur Market and Danapur Cantonment from Danapur Telephone Exchange and help provide faster and reliable internet services in the rural area.
Bharat AirFiber subscriptions start at a low price point of Rs 349 per month which makes internet accessible and affordable to users in villages. It works on unlicensed spectrum with very less interference and maintenance. BSNL will deploy 50 more AirFiber sector antennas within Bihar in the next 6 months.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision is to convert challenges into opportunity for Aatmanirbhar Bharat and on the same lines my mission is also to take opportunities to rural corners of India. Especially in the times of Covid19 pandemic, there is immense scope for digital education, digital skilling and tele medicine etc and broadband connectivity in rural India will play a crucial role. Bharat AirFibre will help us to scale-up faster and meet the target of covering 6 Lakhs villages in 1000 Days.” said Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
In his address at the event Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Shri Sushil Modi said “Bihar Governmet has recently notified Right of Way (RoW) rules to facilitate better deployment of mobile tower antennas and laying of fibre optic cable in the state. Also I am happy to mention recently I got the new BSNL FTTH broadband connection and I impressed with its high speed connectivity.”