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BSNL public Wi-Fi hotspots within 7 months

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Wi-Fi BSNL Wi-Fi hotspots will soon be established all across the state: Representative Image

Thiruvananthapuram: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will complete work of setting up 2,266 Wi-Fi hotspots across the state within seven months, chief general manager Dr. P.T. Mathews said.

He said 19.21 lakh connections have been linked with Aadhaar cards.

BSNL will complete setting up 855 2G mobile towers, 1,083 3G towers and another 662 4G towers as part of the expansion of cell phone network by next March.

Mathews said the number of BSNL subscribers has crossed one crore in Kerala.

This includes 97.8 lakh pre-paid subscribers and 2.4 lakh post-paid customers.

Every month, 24 percent mobile phone users port numbers to BSNL. The portability rate to other connections is just 12 percent.

International roaming is planned for pre-paid subscribers in the UAE in co-operation with Etisalat.

Roaming facility will be made available soon to other countries as well.

The company has also launched Bharat-1 mobiles in co-operation with Micromax.

The phone will come with Rs 97 plan giving unlimited calls and data.

The plan will be valid for 365 days and will give add-on benefits of another 28 days.

Broadband connections above Rs 675 will have a minimum speed of 10 mbps from November 1.

For other plans this will be 8 mbps.

A discount of 60 percent will be given for those who remit post-paid mobile bills in advance.

There will also be an increase in free data usage limits for mobile post-paid plans. 

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