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Bharat Air Fibre Services: BSNL Launches service in Maharashtra

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  • August 4, 2020
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Bharat Air Fibre Services: BSNL Launches service in Maharashtra

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Economy

Context:

  • The Bharat Air Fibre services are introduced by BSNL as part of Digital India initiates by the GoI.
  • The aim of these services is to provide wireless connectivity in the range of 20 km from the BSNL locations, which will benefit citizens residing in remote areas.
  • It provides high-speed broadband to subscribers of remote areas by bridging the gap of last-mile connectivity through radio waves.
  • The state-run telco will also offer free voice calling along with Bharat Air Fibre connectivity with data speeds of upto 100 Mbps.
  • BSNL will provide the Bharat Air Fibre Services through local business partners. 
  • The service thus aims at giving a push to ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ Abhiyan as BSNL will provide monthly income of Rs 1 lakh to the local residents who enroll as Telecom Infrastructure Partners.

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