mber To make India digitally accessible, the state-owned telecom firm BSNL is all set to set up Wi-Fi spots across India. According to reports, BSNL will set up 1 lakh Wi-Fi spots across India. According to the company Chairman and Managing Director, BSNL will achieve this target by March 2019.
Rural areas will also get Wi-Fi
BSNL spokesperson stated that by March 2019 the company plans to set up 1 lakh Wi-Fi across India. It was reported that out of these 1 lakh Wi-Fi spots, 25,000 spots will be set up in the rural areas in India. As per the report, to materialize the target of 25,000 Wi-Fi spots in rural India, the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) will provide financial support. In addition to the 1 lakh Wi-Fi spots across India, BSNL also has plans to launch a GST application for BSNL customers.-
Investment in setting up 1 lakh Wi-Fi spots across India
According to reports, BSNL will invest more than 1, 000 crores to set up a major number of Wi-Fi hotspots in India. The company is believed to invest around Rs. 1,800 crores in setting up 70,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in the country.
Apart from this number, the Universal Service Obligation Fund will provide a fund of Rs. 900 crores for setting up 25,000 hotspots in India. The amount of Rs 900 crores that will be provided by USOF will also include three years of operation and maintenance.
BSNL’s GST revenue generating app
BSNL’s idea behind creating the GST app is to utilize it for generating revenue. According to the company spokesperson, a new entrant in the telecom sector has changed the dynamics of doing business in the sector. Due to this change, tariffs are going rock bottom and all the players are exploring other models for revenue generation.
To materialize BSNL’s idea of creating the GST app, the company has selected Masters India. Masters India will provide the required software to BSNL’s customers for GST filing.