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Govt aims 40% teledensity by 2014: Pilot

Last Updated: Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 17:23

Nagpur: Minister of State for Communication Sachin Pilot today said efforts are on to have at least 40 phone users per 100 inhabitants in the country by 2014.

"Teledensity, which was about two per cent in 1995 is on the rise and efforts are being made by BSNL to make it 40 per cent by 2014," Pilot told reporters here.
He said BSNL would be expanding its telephone network and all villages with a minimum of 200 people would be provided broadband connections.

Responding to poor connectivity of its mobile service, Pilot said, BSNL has a social commitment and its motive doesnot lie in only earning revenues like private players.
"Private players are confined to urban areas while BSNL has reached far flung areas to serve the customers," he said.

For better connectivity, Pilot said, 150 BSNL towers would be set up by the end of this financial year while
another 150 would come up in next the fiscal year taking both urban and rural areas.


First Published: Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 17:23

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