The Indian Express reports that Pune has yet again been chosen as a city to introduce a new hi-tech service: Managed Network Services from BSNL. The basic idea is that instead of simply providing broadband and other types of network access, BSNL will take over the entire job of handling the network of small companies. The hardware, software and maintenance will be handled by BSNL, and the company just has to pay the monthly rent (starting at Rs. 8000 p.m.)
BSNL chairman and managing director Kuldeep Goyal on Friday launched the Managed Network Services from Pune. Calling this service a ‘new chapter’ in the history of BSNL, Goyal said, “We chose Pune to run the project on a pilot basis, as we are sure of getting a good feedback here.”
“The assured service with fixed monthly charges and no capital expenditure investment will reduce the entry barrier to the customer and help in expanding our service. Initially, we are targeting 50 small and medium enterprises as our customers.” he added.
The integrated secured data service is actually a bundle of hardware, connectivity package and completely managed services, including the 24×7 proactive monitoring of customer network and remote configuration of troubleshooting.
See full article.