Under the aegis of the USO Fund, agreements for provision of Mobile services in rural and remote areas have been signed with Infrastructure Providers (IPs) and various Universal Service Providers (USPs). The scheme is divided into two parts. PART A for setting up and managing infrastructure sites and PART B for providing mobile services. It is an exceptional scheme which is capable of transforming rural telephony and mainstreaming rural India. BSNL is the IP and have been awarded the contract for erection and commissioning of towers at 14 sites (Amritsar 9, Ferozepur 1, Gurdaspur/ Pathankot, 4) and services will be provided by three Telecom operators viz M/s Reliance Communication Ltd. M/s Bharti Airtel Ltd. and BSNL. The Three Service Providers will share the towers constructed by BSNL.
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