“Wise investing is a part of wise spending. And it is never too late to start.” So, finally BSNL has taken a call for investing Rs. 168 crore as a part of it’s expansion by installing 3G/4G towers in East Godavari Circle.
Principal General Manager (PGM) of the district Mr. John Chrisotom adressing in a conference said that they would erect 600 4G, 300 3G and 680 2G towers before the end of March, 2018. He also said that East Godavari district is standing in No. 3 position in respect of overall performance after Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam. He informed that they were converting to next generation network (NGN) in which 14 exchanges in Rajamahendravaram and 11 in Kakinada will be upgraded for Next Generation Network. Currently, there are 356 2G and 158 3G towers are there in the district. He also detailed that they have introduced Wifi hotspot, mobile date offloading at 48 places in East Godavari and planning to increase them to 120 by March next year. Adding on, he also explained that they are having 83,000 landline connections at present and they are expecting to reach the target of 90,000 before March, 2018.
Answering a query in the conference itself, Mr. Chrisotomn also said that as a part of left wing extremists area connectivity, the government has sanctioned 53 towers in the State out of which 23 are in the East Godavari district.
“Successful investing is about managing risk, and not avoiding it.”