Neighbourhood Technology Desk/Avi Arya: State owned telecom corporation Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today said it plans to deploy 1,00,000 Wi-Fi hot-spots across the country by 2018-end. The Wi-Fi network will come up through a combination of models, including revenue share with partners as well as BSNL’s own capital expenditure model.
As many as 18,000 hot-spots have already been deployed, BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava told reporters. The hot-spots will cover nearly 90% of the village and will service multiple concurrent users at any point of time. Launching the service, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said the Digital India programme had fuelled the availability of affordable data and voice services in the country.