The telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan is upbeat about the wifi hotspot mission, and said that the aim is to set up 1,00,000 in the first three months. The Department of telecom (DoT) is setting up 10,000 wifi hotspots next month across the country, building on the success of its public Wi-Fi pilot that offered 600 access points.
The Bharatnet Phase 2 tender of Gujarat worth Rs 1612 crore has been awarded to ITI, the public sector company. The tender was issued by Gujarat Fiber Grid Network Ltd (GFGNL), and as part of the project GFGNL will connect 7500 gram panchayats to blocks through underground optical fibre.
As per report by a leading daily, Jiowill soon roll out cheap 100Mbps broadband bundled VoIP calling via FTTH service. Citing anonymous sources, the media report added that RJio plans to enter the wired internet segment by the end of this year, and the fibre-to-the-home (services) will also come with unlimited calling through a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone as well as JioTV.
Tech giant Google and the internet Service Provider (ISP) ACT Fibernet have partnered to support newly launched Google Home smart speakers with high-speed fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity. The partnership will leverage the adoption of next-gen technology and will offer a bundle of special plans for its customers.
The market leader in telecom sector, Bharti Airtel has launched home broadband plan with speeds of up to 300 Mbps over Wi-Fi. The fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)-based plan comes at a monthly rental of Rs. 2199 and offers 1200GB of ultra-high-speed data along with unlimited STD/Local calling benefits.
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