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BSNL to boost high-speed air fibre internet in steel city

State telecom major offers 5,000 connections till March 2021

Pinaki Majumdar Jamshedpur Published 27.11.20, 06:23 PM
General manager of BSNL's Jamshedpur Secondary Switching Area Sanjeev Verma at his office in Golmuri on Friday.

General manager of BSNL's Jamshedpur Secondary Switching Area Sanjeev Verma at his office in Golmuri on Friday. Pic by Bhola Prasad

Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has decided to provide 5,000 new high-speed air fibre internet connections across Jamshedpur in the next four months.

General manager of BSNL's Jamshedpur secondary switching area (SSA) Sanjeev Verma said, "The work from home culture is becoming popular in the prevailing pandemic like online classes and meetings. BSNL's Bharat Air Fibre Service which provides high-speed broadband connectivity of the order of 100 Mbps is acting as a true enabler in synergising this culture along with seamlessly providing e-education across the country.”


He went on to say that Bharat Air Fibre Service, known as FTTH: fibre-to-the-home, is handy in areas where laying cables is difficult and time-consuming.

Figures available from BSNL office suggest that every month, 2000 FTTH connections are being added in the Jharkhand circle. In Jamshedpur, where the Bharat Air Fibre service was launched in August, 900 connections are being added per month.

The telecom major offers several promotional plans in the FTTH service, both in entry-level and high-speed plans. Verma said BSNL will hold melas in housing societies in Jamshedpur as a part of BSNL's Aap Ke Dwaar (BSNL At Your Doorstep) initiative.

"This is a special drive which will be carried out in December wherein BSNL teams along with its empanelled partner will conduct focused melas in housing societies for booking new FTTH connections," he said.

Among the areas where such melas will be held are Kadma (Prakriti Vihar, Professional Flat, Green Enclave, Dindli Enclave), Sonari (Ashiana Garden, Sangam Vihar, Golden Town, Kharkai Enclave), Telco (Apna Angan, Alok Vihar, River View Enclave, Vijaya Garden).

In addition, shop-to-shop visits in Sakchi and Bistupur market area would also be initiated to promote FTTH services.

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