Net-savvy devotees to have a ball during Jatara

Net-savvy devotees to have a ball during Jatara
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The net-savvy devotees visiting Medaram are in for a non-stop and a high-quality data service at their fingertips at every nook and corner of the biennial four-day Sammakka Saralamma Jatara that begins February 17. Thanks to the optical fibre cable (OFC) that was already laid around Medaram village and its precincts, and the 16 high-speed signal towers. 

Medaram (Warangal): The net-savvy devotees visiting Medaram are in for a non-stop and a high-quality data service at their fingertips at every nook and corner of the biennial four-day Sammakka Saralamma Jatara that begins February 17. Thanks to the optical fibre cable (OFC) that was already laid around Medaram village and its precincts, and the 16 high-speed signal towers.

All that the devotees need to have is a smartphone with WiFi feature. The browsing is free for the first 15 minutes irrespective of the network, and after that, the devotees have to pay according to their need with the recharge coupons available in the denomination of Rs 30, Rs 50, Rs 90 and Rs 150.

The credit goes to the BSNL, once India’s leading telecommunication giant, for making the devotees feel comfortable, especially to access Apps and maps in the forest region. Never before, people in this part of the region had experienced the 5G WiFi services. It might be noted here that barring BSNL, no other network in Medaram region provides a good signal for mobile phones.

The devotees approaching Jatara through Pasra-Narlapur and the Pasra-Tadwai roads get 5G data access even on the run-up. The authorities installed four additional signal towers to ensure hassle-free connectivity compared to last jatara. The 16 high-speed signal towers that were positioned at vantage points will support 3 lakh calls at any given time.

The authorities set up two towers each at high-rush areas like main temple (Deities’ gaddelu), Reddygudem, Medaram English medium school, Jampannavagu and Narlapur village. The other towers are located at Chilukalagutta, Kothur School, Vengalapur, Gattamma temple, RTC bus station and Project Nagar. Each of these towers is of the capacity of dispensing internet facility at 100 MBPS speed.

“No call drops,” the BSNL General Manager Kandagatla Narender asserted, while speaking to The Hans India. He dwelt at length about the measures taken to improve the connectivity. He said that during 2014 jatara, the BSNL recorded around 8.50 lakh calls on its network. This time around, the arrangements are in place for about 50 lakh calls a day. According to the GM, the customer can access unlimited 5G Wifi data services for 24 hours at a recharge of Rs 150.

The other packs are: Rs 90 for two hours, Rs 50 for an hour, Rs 30 for 30 minutes. The recharge vouchers have been made available at Warangal, Hanamkonda and Medaram, he added. The users have to select ‘QFI’ on their smartphone WiFi networks menu and fill their details to get one-time password, the official said.

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