Source: News Bharati English01 Jun 2016 13:58:05

Guwahati, June 1: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is planning to provide a super express telecom (internet) highway with state-of-the-art optical fibre for parallel connectivity of Guwahati with several other places to facilitate high speed internet network. MK Seth, Chief General Manager, BSNL, Assam Circle (Guwahati) said in a press meet in Guwahati on Tuesday that BSNL plans to provide 200 Gbps connectivity during the current financial year, making Assam the first State that will have such high speed connectivity.
“This will also ensure seamless connectivity even in case of damage in routes,” he said. “However, the immediate plan is to ensure incremental growth in bandwidth, especially to public utility services like the State Bank of India and other government and non-government organizations.

Seth also said that a detailed coverage plan is in the process for the militancy-affected areas like Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao to improve surveillance. “OFC laying process has already started which will be highly useful from security point of view,” he said. Seth also pointed out that all the 257 branches of the State Bank of India have been upgraded with high bandwidth and state-of-the-art new technology and people can now avail faster ATM and other banking services in urban and rural areas.

He further informed that the BSNL as part of its corporate social responsibility will honour top 10 performers of the HSLC examinations, 2016. Seth added that the BSNL will also support 10 students of Guwahati Blind HS School who came out successful in the HSLC examination.