In a bid to make high-speed and high-quality internet access available in Meghalaya and other northeastern states, BSNL has ordered an additional 10 Gbps international bandwidth for internet connectivity to Agartala through Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh April 21.
This will also help reduce latency and congestion in internet traffic. This development comes a few months after the visit of the Minister of Communication and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw to the North East during which he reiterated his commitment to improving internet connectivity in the region.
BSNL had previously commissioned 10 Gbps international bandwidth in Agartala on November 26, 2021 for North Eastern states.
The availability of high-speed Internet access will help in the creation of software parks and high-speed data centers for business purposes in the Northeastern states.
It will be beneficial for citizens to have access to various e-services such as e-governance, e-education, e-health, e-commerce and e-banking, among others. It will also lead to increased employment and tourism in these states.
The USOF is providing BSNL with an 80% grant/support for a period of three years for these two international 10 Gbps bandwidths.