BSNL on Wednesday, launched a Wi-Fi technology module for cars, which would enable users to access the internet, on the move. It is probably the first it's kind in the country. The Wi-Fi technology module which is said to be priced around Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 was first installed on an experimental basis in the official car of BSNL Indore unit's General Manager GC Pandey. As of now, this car Wi-Fi service is announced only in Indore.
The model uses the car's antenna to pick up Wi-Fi signals, with a 3.5 mbps speed from an exchange based on CDMA technology. Pandey said this is the first time, such model in the country to do so. The model is expected to be adopted by customers in a big way, once it gains popularity he said.
In other developments, BSNL internet capacity has dropped by 21 percent due to faults in the submarine cable systems. Three major cables which are serving International Gateway Connectivity, are said to be affected because of multiple fiber cuts. Works for complete restoration of the cables are being carried out.
Meanwhile, Did you know BSNL offers VDSL high-speed broadband plans? The plans offers bandwidth up to 10 Mbps in download speeds and up to 4 Mbps upload speeds. The plans which are available for Rs. 3699 per month, extends Download/Upload Limit to 100 GB, after which Rs. 0.15 will be charged per MB.