All villages connected through BharatNet to get free Wi-Fi till March 2020: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Currently, 48,000 villages connected under the BharatNet project have Wi-Fi access.
BharatNet implementation has been slow, riddled with shortcomings; needs urgent remedial action to democratise internet access
Bharat Broadband Network Limited should function as a coordinating authority, rather than performing full implementation functions.
Govt to provide free WiFi services through BharatNet in villages across India till March 2020 : Ravi Shankar Prasad
Currently, 48,000 villages connected under the BharatNet project have WiFi access.
BSNL, MTNL in fresh trouble as vendors mull insolvency action against state-run telcos for pending payments
Last month, the Cabinet approved a Rs 69,000-crore revival plan for BSNL and MTNL but dues of many vendors are still unpaid.
India is and will remain a “must-present market” on every organisation’s strategic roadmap for the next two decades
Union Budget 2019: BharatNet targetting internet connectivity in local bodies in every Panchayat to bridge rural urban digital divide
BharatNet would be targeting internet connectivity in local bodies in every Panchayat in India. This activity is expected to be speeded up under the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF). PMGDISHA is part of the government's Digital India program.
BJP manifesto 2019: Lot of promises on IT and e-governance in Sankalp Patra, but optimal use of tech needed in rural areas
If we look at the manifesto of 2014, BJP has delivered on most of its promises in the IT and e-governance sector. However, issues such as last mile connectivity and optimal use of technologies in rural areas are issues that still need to be addressed
Service providers have installed WiFi hotspots in 39,359 gram panchayats under the WiFi Choupal initiative.
Silicon Valley dreams seem very far away in rural Bundelkhand.
Job cuts in telecom sector: Narendra Modi government promises to re-train, redeploy those sacked by telcos
Some estimates peg the number of job losses in the sector, which has been passing through choppy waters at over 90,000.
Gap between skilled and unskilled, rural and urban, online and offline is reducing; Bharat no longer backbencher of growth story
Proactive and agile policy frameworks have already played a key role in India’s growth based on utilising its technological framework and are now leading to an empowered Bharat.
India requires a better fibre network to increase bandwidth delivery and internet speeds to people: TRAI
The TRAI has suggested the government to implement the BharatNet project — an initiative to provide high-speed broadband connections to all panchayats.
Budget 2018: DoT-supported testing facility at IIT Madras to help speed up 5G roll-out process in India
Nasscom welcomed the establishment of a 5G-test bed, saying that this will enable India leap-frog in areas of emerging technologies globally.
Department of Telecom to invest Rs 10,743 crore in improving telecom connectivity in Northeast India
The Telecom Commission in its recent meeting has approved a comprehensive strategy to implement BharatNet in the northeast region, said Manoj Sinha.
As on 24 Dec, the govt provided optical fibre connectivity to 1,08,237 GPs by laying 2,52,547 km Optical Fibre Cable
Telecom minister Manoj Sinha said the Digital India push was meant to serve the poor and protect their interests.
BharatNet project: Govt to start Rs 34,000 cr final phase today, 1.5 lakh gram panchayats to be connected by 2019
The second phase of BharatNet will double the existing optical fibre footprint in the country and generate employment of 10 crore mandays during the roll out of the project.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning to finalize the new telecom policy by February 2018, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said.
India's digital economy has performed well in building software, not creating infrastructure, says TRAI chairman
While India as a digital economy has performed well in building software applications and services, it lags in terms of infrastructure, TRAI chairman said
Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Sinha said the National Telecom Policy-2012 envisages 600 million broadband connections by the year 2020.