National telecom backbone, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) today (28th January 2016) launched Wi-Fi Mobile Data Offload Services to its both prepaid and postpaid mobile customers. BSNL CMD Shri.Anupa Shrivastava officially launched the service in Bengaluru.
The event was held at BSNL premises in Bengaluru where P Nagaraju (CGM, Karnataka Circle) and NK Gupta (Director - CFA) were also present. Karnataka became the first state in the country to offer BSNL-QuadGen Wi-Fi Mobile Data Offload Services.
BSNL Wi-Fi mobile data offload services will allow BSNL mobile customers to switch over to high speed Wi-Fi data services whenever he/she enters Wi-Fi hot spot zone. After off-loading mobile data traffic to WiFi hot spot, mobile users continue to consume their mobile data plan but for accessing internet, they start using robust and high capacity back end connectivity of Wi-Fi hot spot.
BSNL CMD said - "Due to unavailability of equipment the company was pushed backward from 2006 to 2012, despite being number one mobile operator in the country from 2002 to 2006. However, things have changed rapidly and by utilizing the infrastructure available and introduction of Data service the things have changed and Rs 672 crore operational profit was earned for the first time in 2014-15 after loss of Rs 691 crore in 2013-14."
BSNL QuadGen Wi-Fi services will offer three times faster speed than that of 3G and will be available to both prepaid and postpaid mobile customers.
“After being in red from 2006 to 2012, BSNL has started earning operational profit from 2014-15 and it is expected to start earning net profit by 2018-19,” BSNL CMD added.
BSNL plans to install 2500 Wi-Fi hot spots in the country by March 31st and 700 hot spots were already established. BSNL will be installing public Wi-Fi hot spots in association with M/s QuadGen Wireless solutions in southern and western states of the country.
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