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BSNL has installed 2,505 WiFi hotspots across 1,227 locations: IT Ministry

State owned telco BSNL has extended its WiFi internet facility across 1,227 location by installing 2,505 Wi-Fi hotspots until March, the Ministry of Communications and IT disclosed in a Rajya Sabha query (doc file). The Ministry also stated that BSNL is expected to provide these facilities with a minimum speed of 2 Mbps at every access point. BSNL has already installed WiFi hotspots in 16 tourist places and historical monuments; the facility will also be extended to 3 more locations by July 2016. BSNL has categorized its WiFi project in two sections: -Type A hotspots across 19 public tourist places and historical sites (listed below). These come under a Rs 2000 Cr modernization drive by BNSL to install WiFi hotspots across important locations like tourist and religious spots. - Type B WiFi hotspots planned across 40,000 locations across the country that BSNL announced in January to make up for the lack of its own 4G services. Following is a list of the 19 public locations with WiFi facility: Last month we reported that BSNL added 50 WiFi hotspot locations in the country across its circles including Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, and Madhya Pradesh. This was part of the second plan where it planned to install 40,000 access points across the country. Subjected to pricing -BSNL mentions that Type A hotspots are applicable at public locations such as railways stations, universities and campuses, etc., initially for a test period of 90 days from the…

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