BSNL launches ‘Next Generation Network Landline Services’

SHILLONG: The Next Generation Network Landline Services of BSNL was launched  in a function held at U Soso Tham Auditorium here in the presence of Chief General Manager NE-I Circle, Shillong, D P Singh and other officials of the telecom department.
The BSNL has installed NGN (Next Generation Landline Services) equipment in Shillong.  NGN is an IP based network which replaces present wire line telephone technology thereby offering a lot of new facilities similar to mobile technology. NGN will allow BSNL to provide landline and broadband connection from the same equipment thereby increasing the reach, coverage and availability of BSNL Broadband services.
Chief General Manager NE-I Circle, D P Singh said that Rs 5,340 crore has been sanctioned to seven NE states for the expansion of network to the remotest villages and strengthening of services.
He admitted that one of the main problems of BSNL is lack of manpower as employees are usually from outside the state. To address this problem the department is planningto recruit locals, he added.