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Special FTTH and Air Fiber Plans Are Offered by BSNL to PDOs to Install Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

BSNL has released BAF in rural areas

Special Bharat Fiber & Air Fiber plans are only available to PDOs in rural areas, according to BSNL. The two new plans are PDO Premium 999 at 100 Mbps and PDO Basic 499 at 50 Mbps.


  • PDO plans are made available through BSNL in order to expand the bandwidth available to public Wi-Fi hotspots in rural areas.
  • Public Wi-Fi hotspots can use net bandwidth from BSNL PDO plans in addition to PDO use at no additional cost.
  • Aside from the Andaman and Nicobar Circle, everyone of India will have access to BSNL’s PDO plans for Bharat Fiber and Bharat Air Fiber.

BSNL is taking all out efforts to growth sales from services. In order to growth its sales from Wi-Fi business, the state-run PSU has posted an Open Wi-Fi Policy in which buyers are invited to installation Public Wi-Fi Hotspots for Retail / Enterprise Customers of BSNL on a sales proportion basis. As we suggested earlier, BSNL’s current FTTH Franchisee (LCO/TIP/MSO) or Air Fiber Franchisee, or Cluster Franchisee can end up a Public Wi-Fi Provider (PWP). To offer last-mile connectivity to Public Wi-Fi Hotspots, new FTTH / Air Fiber plans with True Unlimited Data (without FUP limit) were released with the aid of using BSNL.

Fiber or Air Fiber Last Mile Connectivity to Access Point

For its Open Wi-Fi Policy, BSNL has already developed three unique commercial company models, referred to as Models I, II, and III. Of the three options, BSNL is providing PWPs with the necessary hardware and software support to install and integrate public Wi-Fi hotspots as part of PWP Business Model I. With PWP Model I, BSNL is primarily focused on retail Wi-Fi commercial enterprise. In this arrangement, BSNL’s Bharat Fiber (FTTH) or Bharat Air Fiber is required to provide the bandwidth connectivity to the Wi-Fi hotspot. For this reason, the PSU has introduced two new, dedicated, limitless plans that are special to PDOs and available for purchase across all of the PSU’s.

The abbreviation for Retail Hotspot locations is Public Data Office (PDO). These locations include tea, coffee, and grocery stores that see a wide range of foot traffic. PDO partners will collaborate with PWP in the role of hardware and software enablement, with PWP’s primary responsibility being the sale and promotion of its services. Only PWPs may be used by BSNL to compute sales percentages. By means of their direct preparations, PWP will share a percentage of revenues with PDO partners.

Under Model – I, BSNL will give maximum revenue share of 30% to PWPs for their Retail Wi-Fi Business.

The PDO Air Fiber & Special Bharat Fiber (FTTH) Plans from BSNL (available in all telecom circles except the Andaman and Nicobar Circle)
ParticularsPDO BasicPDO Premium
Fiber or Air FiberFiber or Air Fiber
Bandwidth for Wi-Fi Customers (with best effort Download Speed) subject to Technical FeasibilityUp to 50 MbpsUp to 50 Mbps
ApplicabilityFor PDO (Public Data Office) of rural areas in all circles (except A&N circles)For PDO (Public Data Office) of rural areas in all circles (except A&N circles)
Monthly charges in Rs499/- 999/-
Half Yearly Payment Option (Rs)NANA
Annual Yearly Payment Option (Rs)5988/-11988/-
Two Years Payment Option (Rs)NANA
Three Years Payment Option (Rs)NANA
Download / Upload limit (MB/GB) per monthUnlimitedUnlimited
Additional Usage Charges/ MB beyond free download/upload limit (Rs.)NANA
Free E-mail IDs/Space (Per E-mail ID)1 / 1 GB1 / 1 GB
Static IP Address (On Request)NANA
Security DepositRs 500One Month FMC (Rs 999/-)
Minimum Hire PeriodOne MonthOne Month
Additional Complimentary Bandwidth for PDO usage (Download Speed)Up to 20 Mbps till 500 GB, up to 2 Mbps beyondUp to 20 Mbps till 1000 GB, up to 2 Mbps beyond
Telephone Fixed Monthly Charges in Rs.NILNIL
FREE Calls24 Hrs. unlimited free calling (local+STD) on any network in India24 Hrs. unlimited free calling (local+STD) on any network in India
ISD Charges on MCU basisAs per existing ISD tariffAs per existing ISD tariff


Main Bandwidth to serve Wi-Fi hotspots and complimentary bandwidth for PDO usages, will be supplied via separate VPNs (like VPN-1 and VPN-2) (Typical connectivity Diagram proven withinside the photo below). All different phrases and situations with appreciate to PDO offerings shall continue to be similar to according to the commands of the BSNL Open Wi-Fi Policy. It means, BSNL might be presenting True Unlimited Data in each those plans with no statistics utilization boundaries for Wi-Fi Hotspots. BSNL can even offer net connectivity to Public Data Office (PDO) with no extra charges.

BSNL Corporate Office has told its discipline units/telecom circles to make certain compliance with all regulatory necessities which include online reporting to TRAI and additionally replace the circle website. Further, telecom circles shall make certain to conform with the TRAI guiding principle with admire to some of plans. The above commands will be carried out with on-the-spot impact withinside the RURAL place of all of the circles (besides A&N Circle).

How Can I Enrol as Public Wi-Fi Partner of BSNL?

If you’re currently operating as a BSNL Franchisee (FTTH / Air Fiber / Cluster), you could publish your Expression of Interest to get impanelled as BSNL’s Public Wi-Fi Partner (PWP). Existing Franchisees can also additionally at once touch Franchisee Manager and publish your EoI to get impanelled as BSNLs Public Wi-Fi Partners.

Some of the latest BSNL Tariff Updates are listed below for your quick reference: –

  • BSNL free installation charge offer available till 13th November 2022
  • BSNL FTTH customers can avail 90% Discount in monthly rent!
  • BSNL FREEDOM 75 Offer: Get Unlimited FTTH Broadband @ Rs 275/- for 75 Days
  • BSNL revises validity and MRP of prepaid plans and STVs from 1st July 2022
  • BSNL discontinues GO GREEN Discount of ₹100 for everyone.
  • BSNL customers to get ₹1200 bill discount on availing FTTH (Bharat Fiber)
  • BSNL revises First Recharge plan ₹249 to offer 45 days validity from 1st March 2022
  • BSNL revises prepaid plans by reducing validity with effect from 25th February 2022

Dear readers, please percentage this contemporary plan released through BSNL for Public Wi-Fi Hotspots being supplied thru Public Wi-Fi Partners (PWPs) and Public Data Offices (PDOs). How a lot of your privy to BSNL’s newly introduced Open Policy for Wi-Fi Services? Please do percentage this contemporary plan for PDOs amongst all BSNL Franchisees and BSNL Employees. allow us to speak approximately the enterprise possibilities of Public Wi-Fi Services in India, particularly in Rural and Remote Villages.

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Written by Shallu Srivastav

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