- Veröffentlicht: 02. September 2008
For meeting its wireless broadband plan, DOT has held discussions with technology providers, Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to formalize the modalities of tender procedures, specification/deliverable formulation and bench mark settings. The scheme envisages that the TSPs may utilise the existing passive and core infrastructure available with them. Consultants for the purpose have already been appointed. Requirements of the Department of Information Technology (DIT) and other user ministries such HRD, Health, Panchayati Raj, MHA are being firmed up so that block-wise villages can be prioritised and requisite infrastructure be kept ready.
One thousand out of around 6000 Blocks in the country are now being provided Broadband Services by the state owned BSNL. Similarly, about 50000 out of a proposed 1 lakh Common Service Centres are being covered by BSNL Broadband. DOT’s new initiative is likely to cover the remaining Blocks and all the CSCs. Besides, DOT also proposes to support Wireline Broadband by USOF wherever feasible.
Provision of Broadband connectivity in a phased manner in villages is one of the assigned activities of the USOF. DOT utilises the Fund also for operation and maintenance of Village Public Telephones, provision of household telephones in rural and remote areas and creation of general telecom infrastructure as well as special infrastructure for mobile services in rural areas.
Autor(en)/Author(s): Akshay rout/vk
Quelle/Source: Press Information Bureau, 02.09.2008