BSNL taps Tata Communications for global Wi-Fi connectivity

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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has partnered with Tata Communications to utilize Tata’s Wi-Fi+ cloud communication solution, which will give BSNL’s subscribers seamless access to Tata’s global Wi-Fi network while travelling outside India.

Wi-fi+ allows BSNL subscribers to access 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 100 countries including international flights and rail systems.

Typically accessing Wi-Fi hotspots is very cumbersome and requires the user to remember multiple passwords. With Wi-fi+, BSNL users have to register just once to automatically connect to the closest participating Wi-Fi hotspot, even if they travel to a different city, country or continent.

“BSNL is the first among the Indian Mobile operators to have taken this big step forward towards how mobile subscribers use Wi-fi internationally. It removes the friction from accessing Wi-Fi and makes it simple to use Wi-Fi data,” said Anupam Shrivastava, chairman and managing director of BSNL. “BSNL mobile subscribers can access Wi-fi anywhere in the world without worrying about the bill shock when they get home and no longer have to limit their internet usage while abroad.”

“Wi-Fi+ changes how subscribers experience Wi-Fi and simplifies how they get connected to the internet and use their applications while travelling abroad, said Christopher Almeida, senior VP of Tata Communications’ Service Provider Group.

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