State-run BSNL said it is launching its Bharat Fibre services by partnering with local cable operators (LCOs) to provide internet and voice services to customers in Andaman Nicobar Islands.
"This is the first such Bharat Fibre service deployment in A&N Islands," said Jagadeshan, CGM BSNL A&N Islands. "Now customers can enjoy the internet delivered along with digital entertainment services through our partners."
The broadband services are not feasible due to non-availability of copper cable across the islands. BSNL said that it is partnering with local Cable TV providers since the are available in almost all households in Andaman Nicobar Islands.
Since the Bharat Fibre services are provided on optical fibre right upto the customer premises, reliability and better quality of services to the customers are assured, BSNL said.
BSNL is also executing Govt of India funded submarine cable project in Andaman Nicobar Islands, which will further increase the internet bandwidth available to the A&N Island customers, to make them at par with mainland customers.
The telco said that its partners are actively engaging with customers, explaining the benefits of BSNL’s fiber internet and quality voice services, with additional entertainment offerings like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Eros and others.
"We have plans to roll out the Bharatfibre services in other parts of A&N Islands by entering into such business partnerships with the local franchisee and Cable TV operators," Vivek Banzal, Director CFA, BSNL
Bharatfibre, BSNL’s FTTH premium service delivers high speed internet and high quality voice services to its customers. The Customer can chose from various data plans with unlimited voice calling which BSNL is offering at very attractive prices.