The Wi-Fi facility launched by Telecom PSU BSNL at Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri with the optical fiber backbone which can provide backhaul broadband bandwidth of up to 100 MB per second.
Union Communications and Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday (08.07.2015) launched the BSNL Wi-Fi service in Puri town.
Inaugurating wi-fi hotspot zone created by Telecom PSU BSNL at Lord Jagannath Temple, Prasad said: “During the current financial year a project outlay of Rs 830 crore has been earmarked for BSNL Odisha for various projects including the Rs 400 crores earmarked for NOFN (National Optical Fibre Network).”
Initially, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited service would be available between the Jagannath temple and Mausi Maa temple during the ongoing Nabakalebar festival and the ensuing ‘Rath Yatra’ and ‘Bahuda Yatra’.
The wifi facility has been created by BSNL with the optical fiber backbone which can provide backhaul broadband bandwidth of up to 100 MB per second.
BSNL will provide free Wi-Fi service for 30 minutes per 24 hours, limited to three times in a month, which visitors can utilise in multiple sessions.
“After free usage limit of 30 minutes is exhausted, a customer can continue using the service on paid basis for which subscription plans are available in the denomination of Rs 30, Rs 50, Rs 90 and Rs 150 for validity of 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 120 minutes and one day respectively,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said.
Puri member of parliament Pinaki Mishra, Odisha Information and Technology Minister Pranab Prakash Das, Puri legislator Maheswar Mohanty and state BJP president K.V. Singhdeo were also present on the occasion.