BSNL launches NGN services in Bokaro

Bokaro: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched Internet Protocol (IP)-based technology in Bokaro aiming to improve the telecommunication system in the region.

This IP based technology is called Next Generation Network (NGN), which offers various facilities similar to mobile technology; it would provide additional facilities to customers on their landline, informed BN Singh CGM Dhanbad Division BSNL.

“With NGN, our motto to increase the landline usages at a time when everyone is using mobile connectivity for communication,” he added.

Voice quality and broadband services, video calling, nationwide Centrex, seven party conferencing facilities will be improved with NGN besides increasing the reach, coverage and availability of BSNL’s broadband services, he said adding “There would be no change in the telephone numbers and billing cycle and the rate for calls would also be the same except when using other facilities such as video, picture and data through the session initiation protocol.”

With its multimedia services, the new system allows at least 30 subscribers to interact with one another by video calling, graphics, picture, data, and also by multiple videos conferencing through Session Initiation Protocol telephone handsets, said an official.

Explaining the benefits of this IP based technology an expert said, NGN network will able to set up the platform to enhance the existing telephone network capability to launch any new IP-based services to the subscribers such as PAN India IP Centrex (closed user group), multi medic video conference, video call as well as fixed-mobile conversion services.

“It will also help to take many citizen-centric services to the people like ‘Education-on-Demand’, ‘Medicine-on-Demand’, ‘Financial transactions anytime and anywhere’ including others through cutting-edge data communication technologies especially in the rural, remote as well as in the hilly terrines areas too,” said he.

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