State-owned BSNL said various measures have been taken to improve the network performance and speed to provide quality service to its customers in Jammu and Kashmir.
Chief General Manager Telecom (Jammu circle) BSNL, H K Verma said replacement of new technology switch with next generation network class IMS system would facilitate customers with world class facilities such as prepaid calling, video calls, limited fixed mobile telephony and multi-media video calling.
"The BSNL is expanding and upgrading optical fibre network by adding more than 2000 km Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) routes in the state," Verma told reporters here.
He said BSNL has gone for upgradation of back haul band width between capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu and beyond (Jammu-Delhi), while work on upgradation and installation of more than 800 new or existing base transceiver station (BTS) sites is also in progress.
BSNL is planning to launch about 10000 fibre to home connection, he said adding induction of more than 300 state of art transmission equipment like converged packet access network and managed packet network system would facilitate the gigabyte Ethernet connectivity to all places and modes.
Unveiling the new services planned by BSNL this month, he said BSNL is ready with its internet telephony service with brand name "wings" which would be made available with effect from July 25 across the country.
"To use the service a customer needs to install an app on any of the smart devices having internet of WiFi connection to make and receive calls from anywhere in India and abroad. Customer has to activate the services (one time in life) at Rs 1,099," he said.
He said it would be followed by "prepaid land line service" by the end of this month, on technology using next generation network platform with enhanced features.