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PGCIL bags license to operate NLD services

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New Delhi, July 6 (UNI) As part of its forays into the telecom sector, power transmission major PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) has bagged the license from Department of Telecom (DoT) to operate National Long Distance telephony.

PGCIL and DoT has signed an agreement to this effect.

"In the post NLD period, the company is eyeing more options and opportunities in terms of customer segments, increase in customer base and providing value-added services to the customers directly," PGCIL said.

PowerGrid has immediate plans to provide services to various corporate and government agencies after the NLD license.

The license would enable PGCIL to address the bandwidth requirement of those corporate customers who could not be served under the present IP-II, IP-I and ISP licenses.

The new license is envisaged to result in increased utilisation of powergrid's telecom network.

With this move, business for PowerGrid would be widened to a much greater extent as the license would allow accessing directly and providing connectivity to the corporate sector, banks, FIs, educational and research institutions, defence services such as army, navy, airforce and various central and state government departments for e-governance and state wide area network applications.

It is also planning to use the existing bandwidth for services to hospitals for tele-medicine and entertainment industry, the company said.

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