BSNL Brings Wireless Broadband To Goa's Industries

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has announced a partnership with Goa Industrial Development Corporation (Goa-IDC) to provide a state-of-the-art wireless broadband network to connect all of Goa-IDC’s 19 industrial estates. Under the partnership, BSNL’s technology partner for Mobile WiMAX, SOMA Networks of US, will deploy its FlexMAX System, which delivers DSL quality broadband with a simple plug-and-play indoor device called the Customer Premise Equipment (CPE).

Goa-IDC will provide wireless broadband services to enterprises as a value-addition to traditional brick and mortar infrastructure facilities. A V Paliker, MD, Goa-IDC, said, "Industrial development is the backbone of economic growth. Goa-IDC is committed to provide world-class infrastructure to create an ideal operating environment for its resident industries. Our decision, to go with the latest technology for wireless broadband from BSNL-SOMA, will help the industries in Goa-IDC enhance their productivity and efficiency to compete with the best in the world."

Goa is an emerging industrial hub for Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Food Processing, Agro-based industries and IT-enabled services. Top-layering broadband services as an added virtual infrastructure will enable enterprises to benefit from a ‘reliable’ communication network resulting in higher operational efficiencies, better customer interaction, and newer modes of distribution and delivery management.

BSNL and its technology partner, SOMA Networks, will target 4,000 broadband connections in Goa-IDC within the next 12 months across 19 Goa-IDC industrial estates: Corlim, Margao, Sancoale, Mapusa, Tivim, Bichotim, Kakoda, Honda, Bethora, Canacona, Kundaim, Tuem, Verna, Cuncotim, Pilerne, Marcaim, Pissurtem, Colvale and Shiroda. In the coming months SOMA Networks will launch a host of broadband-enabled, value-added services supporting e-commerce, alternate forms of communication, and virtualised application hosting using cloud computing.

"Today, for businesses, Internet is an essential part of the infrastructure, like water, phone and electricity. Our wireless broadband technology helps us provide connectivity to any underserved area, particularly in locations with poor or no wired infrastructure, and at a cost lower than competing technology," said Mayur Tanna, vice president, Enterprise Services, SOMA Networks.

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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 21:59:16 IST