BSNL to set up telecom connectivity through Bangladesh
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has planned to set up telecom connectivity throughBangladesh for North Eastern region of the country due to tough terrain and geographical isolation, topBSNL Executive said today.
"Ministry has attached much importance in consolidating telecom network in NE region and we are interested in setting up an alternative route through Bangladesh due to tough terrain," Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL R K Upadhayaya told reporters here.
Connectivity would be set up between Agartala and Dhaka via Akhaura in Bangladesh and between Sabroom in south Tripura and Cox's Bazar in Chittagong in Bangladesh to provide smooth telecom connectivity, he told reporters.
"Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) has been laid between Kolkata and Dhaka. With the implementation of new telecom policy in next financial year, BSNL would be able to expand telecom network across rural India," Upadhyay said.
He hoped that BSNL would retain its business and buy more equipments to provide better service in the country and compete with other telecom companies.
Upadhyay came here to discuss with the Chief Minister Manik Sarkar about the development plans in Tripura and the region.
Government has planned to extend OFC to 25000 panchayats across the country to provide broadband services, he said.
For updates you can share with your friends, follow JHnews.co.in on facebookNews Source: ET Jharkhand: 2012-03-25