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Triple-play services launched in Pune (India)

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Multi-system operator Wire & Wireless India Limited (WWIL) has announced plans to launch triple-play services in 55 cities of India by the year end of 2007. 
 
Triple Play makes it possible for subscribers to simultaneously use TV, Internet and voice services. Launching its services in Pune (Maharashtra), WWIL's CEO Jagjit Singh has stated that this is the first city outside of the mandatory CAS cities where they have launched the services. They will have the services in 66 cities over the next three years. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) too launched its triple-play service in Pune. The service will be under test for a fortnight or so after which it will be validated and made ready for the formal release. BSNL will initially offer the new service to its existing broadband subscribers. It will lay fresh copper cables to offer this multi-play network, as stated by BSNL's Director of Planning and New Services, Ram Lakhan Dubey. Initially, TV option will offer entertainment channels and also interactive e-Learning options and eventually e-Governance and e-Commerce services. SMS, TV to TV communication and close group broadcast, radio or video will also be made available 'on demand' in the second stage. 

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