Mobile telecom service to all the uncovered villages in Arunachal Pradesh will be provided under the Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan (CTDP) during 2017-18. The decision was taken during a meeting held yesterday between officials of BSNL NE-II circle and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications, Manoj Sinha, a BSNL release said today. Also Read - BSNL offering up to 4 months free broadband service: Here's how to avail the offerAlso Read - BSNL Rs 699 prepaid plan revised with more validity, unlimited calling, and more
Around 1893 mobile Base Tran-receiver Stations (BTSs) are expected to cover all the uncovered villages. The highways will also get covered under the CTDP project. In order to strengthen the telecom network of inter-district connectivity and to promote Digital India Vision, 1510 km of Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) would be laid in this year for which work has recently started.
MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) has also recently been made operational at Itanagar with two 10 Gbps connectivity. It would provide stable telecom backbone and leased line circuits for expediting the e-governance projects of state and central governments, the release said.
In order to provide stable backbone network and also high speed data network for 3G and broadband services, the BSNL has recently commissioned 40 Gbps transmission media on PGCIL network at Itanagar. This 40Gbps link would acts as an Alternate Protection Path in case of any BSNL OFC link failures due to various reasons, it said.
Further, very high speed 120 Gbps DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) equipment has been recently made operational in Itanagar which would provide high speed data network for the 3G, Broadband and upcoming 4G / WiFi hotspot network in the state. In total, 80 2G BTSs and 80 3G BTS were commissioned for improving the quality of mobile services during 2016-17. ALSO READ: MTNL plans to invest Rs 400 crore for installing 1,800 mobile towers in Delhi
Under GSM Phase VII+ project, BSNL is commissioning 30 2G and equal numbers of 3G BTSs in the state. With this there would be an addition of around two lakh line capacity to the existing mobile network, the release said. The Next Generation Network (NGN) equipment have been planned at Itanagar, Naharlagun and Nirjuli in the current year for augmenting and improving the landline and broadband services in the capital city of state the release added.