BSNL-Tata tie up; 44 million hotspots available abroad


MUMBAI: State-owned telecom firm BSNL has tied up with Tata Communications to provide its customers access to 44 million wi-fi hotspots globally at fixed prices starting at Rs 999.

BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava said that the BSNL was the first among the Indian mobile operators to have taken this huge step towards how subscribers would use wi-fi internationally. He said they had tied up with Tata to facilitate access to high-speed data service when its customers travelled abroad. They would be able to access unlimited data on that hotspots at fixed cost, he said.

The customers can activate the wi-fi plan through BSNL's mobile application. The plans are priced at Rs 999 for three days, Rs 1,599 for 15 days and Rs 1,999 for 30 days, inclusive of all other charges. The mobile application will also show location of wi-fi hotpsots.

BSNL mobile subscribers could access wi-fi anywhere across the globe without worrying about the bill when they get home, Shrivastava added.

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