Aizawl: A Software Technology Park would
be set up in Mizoram and the work would begin as soon as the
state government allots land, Union Minister of State for
Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot said
Launching the EVDO technology-based wireless broadband
service and announcing introduction of Wi-MAX based broadband
service, Pilot said that more wireless technology would be
provided in the landslide-prone state to prevent disruption of
communications by heavy rains and landslides.
He said that while BSNL provided mobile phones to
91,000 people in the state, another 45,000 would be available
within a year with services to be improved with state-of-the
art technology at a cost of Rs 34 crore.
All villages in the state would be covered with wireless
communication by June 2011 and broadband services by the end
of 2011, he said.
The officials, accompanying the minister, said that a
proposal has been mooted to ensure that pre-paid mobile
services in the North East were made national roaming.
Internet services of BSNL would soon be improved and
upgraded to meet the challenge posed by private companies,
Pilot was accompanied by state Information Technology
Minister Zodintluanga and senior central government officials.
He inaugurated the WLL Mobile Switching Centre of the
BSNL at Thuampui locality here earlier.