Chandigarh, September 4, 2016
Gumthala Garhu village near Pehowa became the first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana circle under bulk plan of BSNL. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal inaugurated the service from Chandigarh on Saturday evening.
An official spokesperson informed on the occasion that BSNL Haryana circle has a plan to have 238 Wifi hotspot locations with 1072 Access Points and this project would be implemented to its full capacity during the current financial year.
It was also informed that the Wifi hotspot facility at the village uses bandwidth of 10 Mbps through BSNL’s state of art network. Ten outdoor and one indoor Access Points have been installed to cover the village. The coverage from each access point is about 100 meters. In this Wifi hotspot, data can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously.
The BSNL has already installed 32 Access Points at different locations in Haryana under its retail plan, in which data can be accessed by the customer on paid basis for which subscription plans are available in the denomination ranging from Rs 10 to Rs 599 with data volume from 100 MB to 10 GB and validity from one day to 30 days.
The gram panchayats are being connected under National Optical Fibre Network Programme under Digital India Programme. In Haryana, 6078 gram panchayats would be connected under this ambitious programme in a phased manner. Under phase one, work is in progress in 90 blocks and 90 per cent of it has already been completed. In phase two, work would commence in 24 blocks and it would be completed by the year end. BSNL is introducing such a scheme which would automatically switch over to Wifi to provide high speed data to the consumers, it would be equal to 5G. Its technical trail has successfully been completed and the service would commence soon. The BSNL would, on landline, provide data at a rate of one rupee per GB which is economical as compare to Reliance Jio.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that BSNL has created history by providing Wifi service in a village of the State and it is a matter of happiness. He said that earlier such services were available in cities only, but now they were being extended to villages. I congratulate residents of the village and BSNL for this initiative.
The BSNL is providing Wifi hotspots in association with channel partner M/s Trimax in north zone.
Those present on the occasion included Chief General Manager, Telecommunication Haryana, Mr. Ramesh Chandra Arya, PGM (CFA), Mr. Arun Aggarwal, GMTD, Karnal, Mr. Pushkar Srivastava, General Manager (Karnal), Mr. Harish Ahuja and senior officers of the State Government as well as Sarpanch of the village, Mr. Gaganjot Sandhu.