Mumbai (BSE) – January 13, 2017
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), India’s leading telecom operator, has partnered with Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of CommunicationsTM, to deliver a high-quality mobile experience and accelerate how its subscribers use Wi-Fi internationally. In an industry first, BSNL has deployed Tata Communications’ Wi-Fi+, Wi-Fi® cloud communication solution, giving its subscribers seamless access to 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 100 countries including international flights and rail systems.
Wi-fi+ allows BSNL subscribers access to the single largest global Wi-Fi network in the world while travelling outside India. Typically accessing Wi-fi hotspots is very cumbersome and requires the user to remember multiple passwords. With Wi-fi+, BSNL users will have to register just once to automatically connect to the closest participating Wi-Fi® hotspot, even if they travel to a different city, country or continent.
“BSNL is the first among the Indian Mobile operators to have taken this big step forward towards how mobile subscribers use Wi-fi internationally. It removes the friction from accessing Wi-Fi and makes it simple to use Wi-Fi® data,” said Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director, BSNL. “BSNL mobile subscribers can access Wi-fi anywhere in the world without worrying about the bill shock when they get home and no longer have to limit their internet usage while abroad.”
BSNL is the leading provider of mobile and wireline services in India with 94.36 million mobile subscribers and 13.88 million wireline customers. It is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and innovative solutions in every corner of India. BSNL is continually evolving its mobile offering with services that deliver a high-quality mobile experience.
“Wi-Fi+ changes how subscribers experience Wi-Fi and simplifies how they get connected to the internet and use their applications while travelling abroad. We are really proud of this partnership with BSNL and how it is delivering innovative mobile experiences to BSNL subscribers.” said Christopher Almeida, Sr. Vice President, Service Provider Group at Tata Communications.
About Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. was incorporated on 15th September 2000. It is one of the largest & leading public sector units providing comprehensive range of telecom services in India. BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country & now focusing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications in villages & winning customer’s confidence. BSNL is the only service provider, making focused efforts & planned initiatives to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in ICT sector. In fact there is no telecom operator in the country to beat its reach with its wide network giving services in every nook & corner of the country & operates across India except New Delhi & Mumbai. Whether it is inaccessible areas of Siachen glacier or North-Eastern regions of the country, BSNL serves its customers with a wide bouquet of telecom services namely Wireline, CDMA mobile, GSM mobile,3G, Internet, Broadband, Carrier service, MPLS-VPN, VSAT, VoIP, IN Services, FTTH, etc. BSNL is the leading 3G operator in India and has the widest 3G Network covering more than 1700 towns and cities in every nook & corner of the country.
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
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