BSNL to add 1 lakh Bharat AirFibre connections

BSNL has launched Bharat AirFibre (radio broadband service) to offer broadband services in rural, urban and semi-urban geographies and is planning to add 100,000 connections by December 2020.

Speaking exclusively to DigiAnalysys, Vivek Banzal, Director – CFA, BSNL said, “In the next 3 months we are planning to have 3,000 partners for Bharat AirFibre covering around 5,000 – 6,000 villages.”

The company is planning to add 100,000 connections and more than 10,000 partners by December 2020 says Vivek Banzal.

For Bharat AirFibre, the company has not incurred any expenditure but the partners will have to invest Rs. 45,000 – 50,000 for the base equipment and Rs. 3,500 onwards for CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) to rollout service in respective geographies.

The company has around 800,000 Km of fibre and plans to leverage it with the launch of Bharat AirFibre service.

BSNL is planning to sign an MoU with content aggregator and by the end of February, the company will launch full bouquet of service says Vivek Banzal.

For Bharat AirFiber, BSNL will sign service level agreement (SLA) with partners for backhaul and content to provide good quality of service in both rural, urban and semi-urban geographies.

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