BSNL will soon roll out voice and video over broadband services thus enabling video calling on landlines in Tamil Nadu.

Addressing a press conference, BSNL Tamil Nadu Circle Chief General Manager Mohammed Ashraf Khan said the operator was looking to introduce the service which is driven by Voice over Internet Protocol technology “within three months.”

The service, already made available recently is some BSNL circles in the northern and western regions, involves installing add-on equipment to landline connections so that data packets are assimilated by broadband than analog telephone lines.

The BSNL has commissioned 1,51,552 broadband ports in 372 locations in Tamil Nadu Circle during 2011-12.

On the infrastructure front, BSNL targets laying 1,140 km optic fibre cable to improve connectivity and adding 500 more 3G towers to its existing network of over 1,000 towers. BSNL is also converting 108 of its exchanges into Class V New Generation Network Exchanges.

The TN Circle was ranked second only to Andhra Pradesh in recording a positive growth since Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was implemented in 2011. 70,000 mobile users migrated to the BSNL in the last year which was more than the out-go of subscribers to other networks, he said.

BSNL Chennai Telephones’ new Chief General Manager A. Balasubramanian outlined expansion of 3G network and better turnaround times for broadband faults as priorities. Mr. Balasubramanian said efforts would be taken to improve the response of technical teams when a broadband complaint is received.

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