Bombay-based Videsh Sanchar Nigam, a state-run enterprise, said its Gateway Internet Access Services will offer connections to its text-only and with- graphics accounts.
The marketer will follow the international standard of allocating one phone line for 15 subscribers to its Net service. The revamped set-up is expected to avoid the frequent system shutdowns experienced by Gateway due to inadequate phone lines and the main servers inability to cope.The Internet, however, has failed to enthuse Indians. For a country with 17 million phone lines, India boasts only 30,000 Net users via the Gateway service, currently the sole Net access provider.
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