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Government awards contracts worth Rs 250 billion to BSNL for various connectivity projects

March 12, 2018

Government has entrusted state-run operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) with various telecom network projects around Rs 250 billion. As per the details shared by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the big projects include laying of optical fibre based network for defence services (NFS Project) worth Rs 133.34 billion and Rs 65 billion for execution of phase-II of BharatNet Project.

Further, BSNL has been awarded a contract for rolling out mobile networks in uncovered villages in Arunachal Pradesh and two districts of Assam at an estimated project cost of Rs 19.75 billion, implementation of transmission-media plan for northeastern region at an estimated cost of Rs 2.95 billion, laying of submarine optical fiber cable project at the cost of Rs 19 billion for providing connectivity to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI) and augmenting of satellite bandwidth in ANI and Lakshadweep Islands at an estimated cost of Rs 1.20 billion. Moreover, the work of setting up of 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots at rural telephone exchanges at the cost of Rs 9.40 billion has been given to BSNL on nomination basis.


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