Monday, August 3, 2020

Bharat Air Fibre: Fast wireless Internet by BSNL

On 2 August ,2020,Bharat Air Fibre Services have been inaugurated at Akola in Maharashtra by Sanjay Dhotre, Union Minister of State for HRD, Electronics, Communication, and IT, Govt Of India to provide the residents wireless internet connections on demand.

The Bharat Air Fibre services are being introduced by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) as a part of the Digital India initiative by the Government of India. It is being scaled pan-India.

Objective: To provide BSNL fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) wireless connectivity up to a range of 20 km from the BSNL locations with support of Telecom Infrastructure Partners (TIPs).

Salient Features:

1.The connectivity speed is 100 Mbps and BSNL is offering various broadband plans in wireline and wireless segments.

2.BSNL is also providing unlimited free voice calling.

3.It will aid work From Home started by Government as well as many private firms. 

Mechanism: It provides high-speed broadband to subscribers of remote areas by bridging the gap of last-mile connectivity through radio waves.

A vast network of Optical Fibre has been laid by BSNL up to nearest Telephone Exchange or Mobile Tower and from there the connectivity is provided to subscribers over wireless.

Benefits of Bharat Air Fibre:-

1.Customers at remote locations will be benefitted as BSNL comes with the cheapest services with the support of Telecom Infrastructure Partners (TIPs).

2.These services are wireless and there are very low chances of interruption in services locally.

3.BSNL is tying up with local entrepreneurs/unemployed youth on revenue sharing basis thereby generating employment in rural areas.They will earn a regular monthly income of about one lakh per month thereby becoming self-reliant under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

4.This service will be beneficial for rural areas as with a little integration of Internet of Things (IoT) and sensors, the moisture content of soil can be known on a real-time basis, so that irrigation can be planned, resulting in saving of water and thereby increasing productivity.

5.Sensors can be tied to the neck of dairy cattle, enabling continuous recording of body temperature so as to know the exact time when milk output is best.

Source: PIB

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