BSNL soon to launch Bharat Berry services
BEGUSARAI: BSNL would very soon launch Bharat Berry services in the country on the pattern of Blackberry services. Stating this here on Monday, chief general manager (CGM), BSNL, Bihar circle, Vijay Kumar said the service would be offered at a nominal charge of Rs 50 per month and can be availed from any GPRS enabled set.
It would facilitate customers to download e-mails on even the cheap GPRS enabled sets anywhere in the country giving them the liberty not to buy expensive Blackberry sets to avail the services. Kumar, while talking to the mediapersons at the local BSNL office, said that despite high BTS operating cost in Bihar circle, the public sector company has been able to bridge the financial loss gap this year over the corresponding period last year. Elaborating on the cause of losses, he said that the company right now spends Rs 60,000 per BTS on an average on diesel due to poor availability of power in the state.
Besides, the company has to bear with a huge salary component. Kumar, however, said that the BSNL decision to give priority to laying out of optical fibre cables in place of expanding microwave services has tremendously benefitted the company as the former would provide greater bandwidth required for 3G and 4G services which is in the pipeline.
Moreover, the BSNL has been able to win the confidence of consumers for transparent tariffs and no hidden charges. Kumar said that Begusarai and Khagaria were two of the best performing telecom districts under the circle and praised the leadership of Begusarai telecom district manager (TDM) Rajeshwar Tiwary, who is also TDM of Khagaria, for making them a profit-making unit this year.