State-owned telco BSNL said that it is outsourcing a Rs 1,000 crore WiFi deployment contract to a consortium of companies led by Larsen & Toubro, according to this ET report. The consortium will work on installing more than 35,000 WiFi hotspots in the country by March 2018. The report added that the contract was given to the companies based on a tendering process. Apart from L&T, companies including UTStarcom, Elitecore, and Cisco will work together in the project. Cisco will carry out the installation of access points, while Elite core will work on deploying an analytics and an advertisement platform. BSNL’s Chairman Anupam Shrivastava told ET that the company has already deployed 4,500 hotspots in the country and that the companies are expected to start equipment installation by end of this month. Other BSNL WiFi projects In India, BSNL has…
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