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HFCL Completes Broadband Connectivity in Gram Panchayats in Jharkhand for BharatNet Project

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After the completion of the OFC laying by HFCL, Jharkhand has become the first state in the country to provide broadband connectivity in all gram panchayats. The company has also deployed 7,869 km of OFC network which links 3,209 gram panchayats, with the GPON network in Punjab. May 6, 2022......
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Polycab enters into Master Service Agreement with TANFINET for BharatNet Phase-II

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As per the agreement, Polycab will be responsible for executing the Package-A of BharatNet covering 3,095 gram panchayats in nine districts in Tamil Nadu. April 2, 2022 Polycab India Ltd. has signed a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Tamil Nadu FibreNet Corporation Ltd. (TANFINET) regarding the implementation of BharatNet Phase-II......
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BharatNet Project to be concluded by 2025

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As per the data shared by the Economic Survey on the BharatNet project, 5.46 lakh km of optical fibre cable has been laid so far and a total of 1.73 lakh gram panchayats are connected and 1.59 lakh gram panchayats are service-ready on OFC. February 18, 2022 In the Budget......
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BBNL-BSNL Merger and BharatNet Work to be Concluded in this Fiscal

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The scope of the BharatNet project was further extended in July last year when it was decided that the government would provide INR 19,041 crore as viability gap funding. 1.71 lakh gram panchayats are interconnected out of the country’s 2.5 lakh gram panchayats. January 17, 2022 With the aim to......
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ITI Limited Wins INR 433 crore Order for BharatNet Phase-II from Tamil Nadu Government

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Within BharatNet Phase-II, more than 3,100 Gram Panchayats in ten districts in Tamil Nadu will be provided with a minimum of 1 GBPS bandwidth service. The package also includes radio connectivity for Gram Panchayats that cannot be connected through optical fibre. December 24, 2021 ITI Limited, a PSU under the......
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Internet Connectivity to be Get a Boost in 3,195 Gram Panchayats in Jammu & Kashmir

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On assessing the implementation of the Bharat broadband scheme in the rural areas of Jammu & Kashmir, it came to light that 408 gram panchayats and 14 block headquarters have been equipped with internet connection through optical fibre cable (OFC) and 658 gram panchayats are VSAT-enabled. November 17, 2021 Within......
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BharatNet Project Implementation in Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu FibreNet Corporation Ltd (TANFINET) signs a INR 1,815 crore BharatNet deal, to cover 12,525 villages. The program is expected to provide 1 Gbps bandwidth-connectivity to all the Gram Panchayats in the Indian state. October 25, 2021 Tamil Nadu FibreNet Corporation Ltd (TANFINET) has signed the Master Service Agreement......
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BBNL Issues Global Tender for the BharatNet Project

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The government will provide a maximum grant of INR 19,041 crore as Viability Gap Funding (VGF) July 30, 2021 Bharat Broadband Network (BBNL), on behalf of the Department of Telecommunications, has released a global tender for the development work of BharatNet through a Public-Private Partnership model across 16 states in......
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FM Nirmala Sitharaman Announces Rs 19,000 crore Additional Outlay for BharatNet

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When all the gram panchayats have been connected by the dedicated optical fibre network, last-mile connectivity to all villages will be provided by the commercial telecom operators. June 29, 2021 With the aim to provide a boost to the Digital India initiative, Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman has announced more......
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TSSC Partners with CSC to Train 1 Lakh Rural Youth for Maintenance of BharatNet

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The training will be conducted through CSC Academy and will focus on providing VLEs as well as rural youth with knowledge about optical fiber applications, splicing of optical fiber, installation of optical fiber cables, along with entrepreneurship and soft skills training. June 22, 2021 Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) has......