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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

JAISALMER: With landline consumers steadily declining in the country, BSNL is taking steps to arrest the trend. As part of the exercise, 30 new exchanges of New Generation Network (NGN) will be set up at various places and at the same time, landline consumers will be provided close user group (CUG) facilities, said BSNL chairman and managing director PK Upadhyaya.

To strengthen the mobile network in cities and villages in phase 7 (by June 2013), BSNL will install a large number of BTS towers and to increase the facilities of jawans on border areas in the entire country it has been decided to install 5,000 DSPT sets, said Upadhyaya.

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In order to check the declining landline users, he said that besides giving consumers modern facilities, 11 call centres and new exchanges are being set up. In the first phase, the public sector utility will put up 30 new GNCs.

Accepting shortage of telephone equipment and broadband modems etc Upadhyaya said improvement is being made and the shortage of gadgets and equipment will be removed soon.

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