Digital India Initiatives

[pib] Bharat Airfiber


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Bharat Air Fibre Services

Mains level: Digital India

The Union Ministry of Communications has inaugurated “Bharat Air Fibre Services” at Akola in Maharashtra.

Try this PYQ from CSP 2018:

Q: Which of the following is/are the aim/aims of “Digital India” plan of the Government of India?

  1. Formation of India’s own Internet companies like china did.
  2. Established a policy framework to encourage overseas multinational corporations that collect big data to build their large data centers within our national geographical boundaries.
  3. Connect many of our villages to the internet and bring WiFi to many of our schools, public places and major tourist centers.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Bharat Air Fibre Services

  • The Bharat Air Fibre services are introduced by BSNL as part of Digital India initiates by the GoI.
  • It aims to provide Wireless Connectivity in the range of 20 KMs from the BSNL Locations.
  • It provides internet connectivity upto 100 Mbps speed.
  • It is completely wireless and offers broadband up to 10Mbps up to a distance of 5 Kms.
  • These services are special and different from other operators as BSNL is providing unlimited free voice calling.
  • Customers at remote places also will be benefitted as BSNL comes with the cheapest services with the support of Telecom Infrastructure Partners (TIPs).

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