BSNL launches high-speed wireless broadband service Bharat AirFibre in rural Bihar

By Team BiharConnect

People in rural Bihar will be able to get high-speed wireless broadband services as the government-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched Bharat AirFibre that seeks to provide faster and reliable internet services at a reasonable cost.

The newly commissioned Bharat AirFibre offers speed at par with high-speed fibre FTTH (Fibre to the Home).

Union Minister of Communications and Electronics & IT and Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the service through a virtual event.

Bharat AirFibre, completely wireless technology, is easy to deploy , more reliable, needs less maintenance and will provide connectivity in non-feasible areas and villages which can’t be connected through FTTH. Bharat AirFibre works on the unlicensed spectrum and has very less interference which enables better quality of relay for the subscribers.

Bharat AirFibre will start its subscription at a low price point of Rs. 349 per month, this makes internet accessible and affordable to users in villages and difficult terrains, according to an official statement released by the Union Ministry of Communications.

“In the times of Covid-19 pandemic, there is immense scope for digital education, digital skilling and tele medicine etc and broadband connectivity in rural India will play a crucial role. Bharat AirFibre will help us to scale-up faster and meet the target of covering 6 Lakhs villages in 1000 Days.” said Prasad.

The minister inaugurated a Next Generation Network Telephone Exchange at New Bihar Vidhan Mandal compound and Bharat Air Fibre service at Danapur Telephone Exchange.

This Next Generation Network Telephone exchange is a facility augmentation in Bihar Vidhan Mandal which will serve to the additional demand for reliable wireline and broadband services since it is connected on optical fibre. This exchange has a capacity of 512 telephone wireline and 128 broadband connections which can further be increased. New and Old Vidhan Mandal and 3 New Secretariat Block A, B And C will be served through this new facility.

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