The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will be setting up two free Wi-Fi hotspots at Kankaria Lake and Sabarmati River Front for providing wireless services in Ahmedabad.
“These Wi-Fi hotspots are being set up as part of the Digital India initiative of the government,” said MS Dhillon, principal general manager, Ahmedabad Telecom District.
“These two public places have been chosen as a pilot project for creating free wi-fi zones. We are currently testing this service at both these locations,” Dhillon added. Though the official did not commit to a month when the services will be rolled out for public, BSNL officials said that the project could be rolled out as soon as Diwali this year.
BSNL currently has 3.25 lakh landline and 5.88 lakh mobile customers in Ahmedabad alone. “We have also commissioned four NGN (Next Generation Network) exchanges at four locations in Ahmedabad that has larger capacity, more speed, and is capable of integrating mobile and landline services on the same platform. Approximately, 3000 connections have already been diverted to NGN platform ,out of the 66,000 lines to be provided in Phase-I in Ahmedabad,” Dhillon added.
BSNL has also established a robust cloud platform to cater to the ever growing demand of cloud services. Some of the important customers having the BSNL could services are Gruh Finance, AMC, AUDA, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat, Jyoti CNC Automation Ltd, BPCL, Air India, Kandla Port Trust, Airport Authority of India, SBI and others.