Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has recently announced its strategic alliance with the Champion Computers Pvt Ltd (CCPL), a leading ICT and computer peripherals manufacturer and distributor. The government-owned telecom service provider will now cater to the ever-growing ICT needs of today's tech-savvy consumer.
Talking about the alliance, Shree Anupam Srivastava, Director (Consumer Mobility ), BSNL Board said, "Needless to say, technology is wide-spread today and to reach to the grass-root level, we must have quality hardware, interactive content and robust & affordable carrier service. With the evolution of Internet, the usage of Internet-based applications has tremendously grown as it has now become convenient to carry out daily business tasks like banking and other tasks and the Champion products are a perfect solution for the same. BSNL has launched a special 3G Data plan for tablets users which include 500MB free data + 50 Minutes On-Net Voice calls per month for 6 months and Free 500 MB data per month for 12 months."
Accordingly, the collaboration will lead to the roll out of BSNL co-branded products which include more smart phone models, tablets, PCs, data cards (dongles) and wireless networking products. The tie up further also seperates the work domain of both the companies where Champion will bring in the technology and manufacturing skills while BSNL will address the connectivity issue through its wide reach across the country including far-flung rural areas. BSNL further says that all their products have been fully tested for Optimum Performance on BSNL network.
Mr Kapil Wadhwa, Managing Director of Champion Computers on the other hand said, "In today's burgeoning ICT market, the consumer has a lot of options to consider and it is Champion's constant endeavour to bring about great quality products which are feature-rich yet at smart value price points. We are committed to offer such products which incorporate latest technology and offer effortless user-experience to the consumers at affordable price point. Our partnership with India's premium telecom operator BSNL will offer our discerning consumers the much needed enhanced user-experience with wide connectivity and robust reach across the length & breadth of the country."