Bharat Telecom: 40 Television Channels, 2 Mb/s Connection at Rs 280/month
Bharat Telecom, the promoter of the project, “Fiber To The Home” intends to make every Mauritian family connect to the Fiber optic network. This is new to the African continent.
BT will offer 40 Television channels and internet access at 2 Mb/s for Rs 280/ month. Besides its accessibility, the new service of Bharat Telecom is a ground-breaking technology. Mauritius is the first country in Africa to use the “Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network” (GEPON), commonly known as the Fiber-optic or the “Fiber To The Home” (FTTH).
Bharat Telecom is incorporated in Mauritius since August 2010. During a press conference on the 15th March at Port Louis, the directer of the company Baljinder Sharma has insisted on the fact that Bharat Telecom is a 100% Mauritian firm.
The promoters of this project announced the best features of the new service, which according to them will revolutionise the Information Technology sector in Mauritius.
According to Baljinder Sharma, this revolutionary project goes well with the sustainable development concept in Mauritius, Maurice Ile Durable (MID). An investment of 30 millions dollars was needed for the first phase of the project which will connect 50,000 houses.
The official launch of the FTTH will take place this Friday, 16th March 2012 at Ebene. The first installations will take place in about eight weeks.
The Minister Of Information and Communication Technology ( ICT ) has announced a decrease in the cost of Internet connection in December 2011, the price will now be at RS 280 per month for a connection of 10 Megabytes per second.
The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has announced yesterday in a workshop at the Cyber tower of Ébene that the cost of the Internet connection will decrease. It is the arrival of the Indian operator Bharat Telecom ( known as BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED in India ) on the Mauritian market which will enable Mauritians to benefit very good offers of 10 megabits per second (Mbps) for only Rs 280 per month.
Dr. Krishnah.Oolun the executive director of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) has spoken about the objectives of the organization he will be directing for the next three years. He said that by 2014, at least 60% of the houses in Mauritius must receive internet from 10 megabits per second.
The Minister has also stated that he has already presented the National Broadband Policy at the National Assembly. He expects to know the different opinions and points of view before refining his project and start its implementation.
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About the BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (abbreviated BSNL) is telecommunications company owned by the state of India headquartered in New Delhi, India. BSNL is one of the largest Indian cellular service providers, with more than 90 million subscribers as of July 2011, and the largest land line telephone provider in India. However, during the last few years, the company’s revenue and market share plunged into heavy losses due to fierce competition in Indian telecommunications sector.