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.
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