Facebook boosts Narendra Modi's Digital India campaign in India, joins hands with BSNL

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New Delhi, Nov 1: Narendra Modi and Mark Zuckerberg's meeting in US seems to have worked for the good of the country. After their meeting in US, Zuckerberg visited India.

Now, it has been announced that Zuckerberg's Facebook joined hands with BSNL to boost Modi's dream mission Digital India campaign in the country.

Narendra Modi with Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg

Social media giant Facebook has come forward to facilitate state-run BSNL in setting up 100 wi-fi sites in rural areas of western and southern India.

Facebook will spend Rs 5 crore per annum for sponsoring these 100 wi-fi hotspots in the country.

BSNL Chairman & MD Anupam Shrivastava was quoted as saying, "Facebook has partnered with us to sponsor 100 wi-fi hotspots in villages across west and southern India. They will pay Rs 5 lakh for BSNL bandwidth for each hotspot per annum."

The hotspots are being set up by BSNL selected vendor Quad Zen.

"We have already set up 25 hotspots under the agreement. Facebook is only sponsoring them and not taking any revenue share. Quad Zen will set up these hotspots and handle sales. There is revenue share model between BSNL and Quad Zen," Shrivastava said.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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