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Saturday, February 22, 2020



IAS officer in TN opts to retire; Oppn alleges he was being harassed

January 22, 2020 8:21 am

Stating that Babu’s VRS request when he was at the helm of the project raised questions, Stalin’s statement said, “Was Babu, who was in-charge of the project (BharatNet), under pressure? Is the IT minister behind this? The Chief Minister should reply.”

BharatNet phase two: About 7.45% of 1.5 lakh gram panchayats service ready so far

January 21, 2020 11:22 am

Under BharatNet phase two, against the target of providing last mile connectivity to 1.5 lakh gram panchayats (GPs), only about 7.45 per cent of these have been made service ready so far.

As BharatNet flounders at last mile connectivity, DoT dials the private sector

January 13, 2020 3:09 am

Of the 1.26 lakh GPs that have been made service ready so far, WiFi hotspots are functional only in 15,000. The plan to provide fibre to the home (FTTH) connectivity is operational only at 27,856 GPs till end-December, the official added.

BharatNet: Challenges on web highway

October 17, 2019 12:36 am

While Phase I of the BharatNet project is over, Phase II, which is currently underway, aims to provide connectivity to remote locations such as J&K, Northeast, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand

Airtel to launch pilot Broadband Experience in villages; to use BharatNet infrastructure

June 13, 2018 3:30 pm

Bharti Airtel partners with Department of Telecom to pilot Broadband experience centres in rural India with 100 mbps connectivity

Under BharatNet, 1.1 lakh gram panchayats given optical fibre connectivity: Govt

February 08, 2018 3:51 pm

The government has said that optical fibre networks under its BharatNet project have been laid in 1.10 lakh villages.

Telecom connectivity to northeastern states: Boosting the network

January 24, 2018 6:38 am

The government has planned a Rs 15,000-crore investment to set up mobile towers in the Northeastern region as well as increasing broadband connectivity through the BharatNet project.

Northeast region lagging behind in BharatNet optical fibre connectivity, admits Manoj Sinha

January 16, 2018 7:28 pm

Manoj Sinha put the blame for slow progress in the region on low capacity of the implementing agencies, hilly terrain, remoteness, inaccessibility and law and order.

BharatNet project: Centre may achieve early completion of 2nd phase

January 09, 2018 12:45 am

Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan that Department of Telecommunications is expected to hold separate meetings with the telcos and Trai to discuss the deteriorating call drop situation.

Bharat Net Phase-II: Telcos join hands with government

November 14, 2017 1:50 am

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have partnered DoT to provide services in 2,000 and 1,000 panchayats, respectively.