( JS Sahota addressing media persons at Mandi)

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launched IPTV service at Mandi on Monday which would provide TV network facility to users of consumers having fiber broadband connections.

 Talking to media persons on the occasion Chief General Manager of BSNL Himachal Pradesh JS Sahota said, “This would be an additional facility provided to the consumers without any extra internet cost as they can use all Android features on their normal TV.”

He said, “Under IPTV scheme consumers would be provided 250 HD TV channels for the basic pack of Rs 99, besides other attractive packs.”

Telling about expansion plans of the BSNL in the state Mr. Sahota said, “The Central government is spending Rs 900 crores to expand mobile network connectivity in the state with a special emphasis on remote areas, to provide 4G network in 2504 villages under USO funded project 631 mobile towers would be raised out of which 238 villages of Mandi district would be covered.”

He said, “Five hundred kilometers Optical Fiber is being laid in tribal district of Lahaul – Spiti to improve mobile network in the remote areas bordering China and all efforts are being made to increase customer share in the state by improving network and providing better service.”

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