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Saturday, January 30, 2016

BSNL Wi-Fi Mobile Data Offloading Service: List of locations & its benefits to BSNL Mobile Customers

As we reported earlier, state run PSU, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launched Wi-Fi Mobile Data Offloading Service (MDO). BSNL deployed this latest and innovative technology in India in association with M/s Quadgen Wireless Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

BSNL Wi-Fi Mobile Data Offloading Service: List of locations & its benefits to BSNL Mobile Customers

Tele density in Urban India has crossed 100+% and that in Rural crossed 50%. Today in India,  even with the adoption of 3G & 4G technologies by all the leading telecom operators, Mobile Broadband density has not improved. This is primarily due to the limited access to the licensed spectrum and excessive pricing of spectrum. Solution  partly lies in exploiting license free spectrum like Wi-Fi.

Indian society is a youthful society and craving for mobile internet access on ubiquitous basis. Urban, Sub-Urban, Rural youth has been aspiring for online connectivity on almost 24x7 basis. Digital literacy has substantially increased amongst Urban and even rural youth due to the availability of affordable smartphones. Smartphone penetration has triggered the hunger to access the internet on 24x7 basis.

5G Wi-Fi technology has matured from Consumer grade to a Carrier grade with wide scale adoption. 5G Wi-Fi technological advancement enable high speed internet access with high throughput of around 1.2 Gbps from each 5G Wi-Fi hot spot.

BSNL being a True Digital India partner, under the dynamic leadership of Shri. Anupam Srivastava, started the initiative of launching Wi-Fi Hot Spots across India to offer Public Internet Access to Consumers on the move. BSNL Mobile Data Offloading Service (MDO) is currently available to all BSNL customers (both prepaid and postpaid) in Karnataka Circle and  it will be extended to other Circles also in phased manner.

What is Mobile Data Offloading (MDO) Service ?

Technically speaking, BSNL mobile users can access wide-band Wi-Fi channels  at the hot spots instead of narrow-band 3G channels and thus getting faster speeds than 3G which enhances mobile consumer internet experience. BSNL customers with Mobile Data Plans can seamlessly connect and use BSNL-Quadgen Wi-Fi hot spot and enjoy 3 times faster speed than that of 3G/4G.

How to Access BSNL Mobile Data Offloading (MDO) Service?

BSNL MDO service invocation would be quite simple with user friendly activation process on smartphones, tablets with SIMs of any make compatible with Wi-Fi standards.
  • BSNL customers using iPhones need to download MDO certificate and select the MDO SSID and start browsing.
  • BSNL customers using Android phones may select the MDO SSID and then select EAP-SIM authentication method and start browsing.
Benefits to BSNL Mobile Customers
  • Enhanced user experience
  • Faster Internet access than 3G & 4G
  • Faster Movie downloads at these hot spot locations
  • Better user experience with Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp etc.
  • Faster experience with Government Services Portals
List of Hot Spot Locations having BSNL MDO Service

Currently BSNL MDO services are available at 20 locations in Bangalore. BSNL-Quadgen team is adding many more hot spots with MDO service. The availability of MDO service is indicated by the display of "BSNL-QMDO" SSID in the user devices.

Sl No BSNL-Quadgen "BSNL-QMDO" (Wi-Fi Mobile Data Offloading Service) Locations
1 Hampi Virupaksha Temple, Bellary
2 Cubbon Park
3 Vijayanagar Telephone Exchange
4 1 MG Mall, Halasuru
5 World Trade Centre, Malleshwaram
6 Menzises Bobba Cargo, KIA Devanhalli
7 RT Nagar Telephone Exchange
8 Caffe Coffee Day, CMH Road
9 Halasuru Telephone Exchange
10 New Telecom Building, Basaveshwara Circle
11 WMS Jayanagar
12 Kengeri Telephone Exchange
13 MindTree, Global Village Mysore Road
14 Sanchar Sadan, BSNL GMTD Office hubli
15 M S Building
16 BSNL Circle Office, Halasuru
17 CTO Building, O/o PGM BSNL
18 Bajpe Airport, Mangalore
19 Vidyanagar BSNL Telephone Exchange Hubli
20 Adichunchanagiri Bellur, Nagamangala

BSNL-Quadgen 5G Wi-Fi services are most competitively offered with best quality of speed hitherto not experienced by the Citizens. MDO Wi-Fi services have the attributes of higher speed, best QoS, unquestionable security, always on connectivity.

Quadgen is a pioneer in wireless and Wi-Fi network deployments globally, partnered with BSNL and have already launched 5G Wi-Fi Services in 10 states in India including at historic monuments, public places like Taj Mahal, Varanasi Ghats, Sarnath Temple, Konark Temple, Hampi, Charminar, Hussein Sagar Lake and Mangalore Airport etc.

Read More: BSNL to revise prepaid WiFi plans from duration based to volume based from 1st February 2016 on wards on PAN India basis

BSNL-Quadgen parnership is promoting Wi-Fi as an affordable mobile internet access service. BSNL-Quadgen team has set an ambitious target of establishing about 2500 5G Wi-Fi Hot Spots across the country by March 2016.

Dear readers, please share your views and opinions about BSNL Wi-Fi Mobile Data Offloading service via comments with us.

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