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Monday, December 28, 2015

Digital India: BSNL to install 1626 WiFi Hotspots in Southern and Western telecom circles before March 2016

To compete with private players who have already started their 4G services, state run telecom major - Bharat Sachar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to increase Public WiFi services in South and West Zone telecom circles. As per the latest information, BSNL will be installing around 1626 new Public WiFi Access Points across southern and western telecom circles before March 2016.

BSNL to install 1626 WiFi Hotspots in Southern and Western telecom circles before March 2016

The PSU will be launching Public WiFi Services in 647 new locations which include - major tourist places, bus stations, public parks, gram panchayat offices, civil stations, educational institutions, universities etc. All these commercially important locations are already identified and are being handed over to M/s Quadgen Wireless Solutions Pvt Ltd.

BSNL WiFi Locations in South Zone Telecom Circles No of  Locations Total Number of Access Points
Andhra Pradesh 69 153
Chennai 16 46
Kartanaka 79 267
Kerala 68 162
Tamil Nadu 91 203
Toal Number of Locations / Access Points in South Zone 323 831
BSNL WiFi Locations in West Zone Telecom Circles No of  Locations Total Number of Access Points
Chattisgarh 35 92
Gujarat 60 133
Madhya Pradesh 128 309
Maharashtra 101 261
Toal Number of Locations / Access Points in South Zone 324 795

Till date, BSNL has installed 460 Wi-Fi hotspots in 230 cities and towns and is planning to install around 2,500 new Wi-Fi hotspots in FY 2015-16.  Out of these 2,500 Wi-Fi hotspots, 1626 locations are in South and West Zone telecom circles. BSNL awarded the contract for installing the Public WiFi Services in South and West Zone telecom circles to US based company M/s Quadgen.

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In the coming days, BSNL will be concentrating more on Public WiFi services and WiFi Off-load solutions to cater the heavy data demand of wireless subscribers. BSNL WiFi services will compete with 4G services of private plyaers like - Reliance Jio, Airtel, Idea and Vodafone.

See the latest WiFi Hotspot Plans and Offers from BSNL for Retail Customers and Bulk User Customers below:


With respect to 4G, BSNL decided to launch Ultra Fast 4G Services in 14 telecom circles. Initial testing (proof of concept) already started in Indore and Lucknow. BSNL has plans to float (Expression of Interest) for 4G services in 25 cities by December, 2015. See its details below:


BSNL has also decided to set up 100 Free WiFi Zones in Rural India in association with social networking giant - Facebook. BSNL will be providing the back-haul internet bandwidth for all these 100 locations. So far, nearly 25 villages have been covered under the pilot programme in southern and western India.

Read More : Digital India: Google joins hands with BSNL to offer Internet via Balloons under 'Project Loon'

Dear readers, please share your views and opinions about this ambitious Public WiFi project of BSNL via comments with us.

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  1. OMG, BSNL is taking extraordinary steps to expand its network and presence. Good to see some initiatives now. I was a BSNL user, but not anymore.

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  2. Except, kerala circle don't bank on the promises..

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