State run telco and internet provider BSNL is working on setting up 40,000 WiFi hotspots across the country to make up for the lack of its own 4G services, reports NDTV. As of now, BSNL claims to have deployed 500 WiFi hotspots, with the plan to increase it to 2,500 by the end of this financial year. It’s not clear if BSNL will allow only its own customers to use the WiFi, or let anyone use the network for a small fee. The latter option would be better for the company, which has been struggling to keep customers, as it provides customers with an option to use BSNL’s services without changing their SIM cards. Other than this BSNL claims it will also set up 25,000 mobile towers in the country, investing Rs 5,500 crore for the infrastructure. Facebook tieup for…
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