In a first ever achievement in the entire country, Andhra Pradesh will soon launch the internet based telephone service to reach household. The state has already got the telecom licence from the Telecom Ministry to start the IPTV - Internet Protocol based Television network, as part of its Fibre Grid project.
With this, the government can provide telephone services through internet, which also includes Skype and video calling. New phone numbers will soon be issued starting with the '797' series to avail the landmark service from August. These phone numbers do not require any registrations.
Nearly 2,500 sub-stations will have the Points of Presence from where cable operators can provide optic fibre to every home in their region. For just Rs.149 per month, citizens will be getting interactive connections with digitised channels, internet, wi-fi and net telephony.
Speed of the network ranges from 10 mbps to 1 GB or more depending on payment mode. Nearly 2,500 sub-stations will have Points of Presence from where cable operators can provide optic fibre to every house in their regions.