Shimla : A Spokesperson of State Government today here informed that the Department of Information Technology, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited for laying the Optical Fiber Cable to provide assured and reliable 4G coverage to un-connected areas of the State.
He said that this will be a step towards providing reliable and high speed connectivity to every part of the State.He said that the MoU was signed by Director IT Mukesh Repaswal, and Principal General Manger, BSNL-HP, Charan Singh in presence of Chief General Manager, BSNL-HP, JS Sahota.
The State Government had proposed a project to the Government of India for provision of connectivity in the un-connected villages of the State and had received Rs. 50 crore for the same and BSNL was chosen as the executing agency for the project.
Now with the signing of the MoU, BSNL will start the process of laying down optical fiber to connect the far flung and remote regions of Kinnaur, Lahual & Spiti, Pangi and other districts of the State to establish telecom towers for providing connectivity, said the Spokesperson.
He further informed that the project is expected to be completed by the December, 2023 and will entail installing of around 500 KMs of Optical Fiber along with mobile towers for expansion of connectivity in the State. The provision of assured and reliable connectivity will help in expansion of digital initiatives in health, education and other fields besides providing valuable services to the people of the State.
Further, the creation of the 4G telecom network would also be a backbone for rolling out of 5G services in the remote regions of the State in near future therefore improving the quality of life for citizens and Government’s capacity for service delivery.