BSNL Allows Access To Wi-Fi Hotspots All Over The World; Signs Pact For 5G Testing!
The state-owned BSNL has held its ground strongly and has been bringing new plans with additional benefits to woo customers.
Amidst all the competition and a doomed telecom market, BSNL is trying hard to make an impact in the Indian telecom space. The Jio effect is getting worse day by day, as almost all telecoms are forced to offer cheaper plans. Some are offering more benefits while others are filing for bankruptcy.
The state-owned BSNL has held its ground strongly and has been bringing new plans with additional benefits to woo customers. Shortly after the launch of its yearly 999 Maximum Prepaid Plan, the telecom company is now offering access to around 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots in around 100 countries around the world.
BSNL Allows Access To Wi-Fi Hotspots Around The World!
BSNL today announced that customers using a smartphone will be able to access around 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 100 countries around the world, which includes international flights and rail systems. It will be possible through the upgraded My BSNL app.
Typically, getting access to a WiFi hotspot is very troublesome, and internationally it’s even tougher to connect. But with the new WiFi+ service, BSNL has solved those woes. Users now just have to register just once with the closest participating Wi-Fi hotspot to get access to seamless connectivity.
The My BSNL App
BSNL now allows its users to access Wi-Fi hotspots all over the world through the latest version of the My BSNL application. The updated app is already available on both, Google Play Store and Apple App Store. So in case you are travelling abroad, you just need to download the application and recharge your number with the recently launched WiFi+ pack of Rs. 501/- from BSNL.
BSNL is the first Indian telecom operator to offer this facility to use WiFi data all over the world, to its customers. The access is available in over 100 countries as well as international flights and rail systems.
BSNL’s ‘WiFi+’ Plans
Last month BSNL had launched an all-new tariff plan of Rs 501/- and subsequently announced three other plans of Rs. 999/-, Rs. 1,599/- and Rs 1,999/- under its WiFi+ scheme. The BSNL WiFi+ pack of Rs. 501/- offers unlimited internet through Wi-Fi hotspots which are set up across the world, and it will be valid for 30 days.
The WiFi+ service is the international WiFi service from BSNL to help the customers who are travelling to other countries by offering free unlimited internet.
Users can check the Wi-Fi hotspot service availability in a country by visiting https://wifilookup.com and can also check the list of countries where the service is available. BSNL has partnered with local Wi-Fi service providers in these countries to provide connectivity.
BSNL & NTT AT Sign Pact For Future Tech, 5G Tests
The state-run BSNL and Japan’s NTT AT has signed an agreement along with Virgo Corps to collaborate in futuristic technologies and a nationwide 5G network.
BSNL and NTT Advanced Technology Corporation will partner for futuristic technologies like artificial intelligence and IoT (Internet of Things) to jointly create a 5G test bed for BSNL in India.
The agreement made, is in line with the joint vision of PM Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to collaborate on the next-gen technologies between the two countries where India will provide the software expertise and Japan will assist with the manufacturing.