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.”
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.