The State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is planning to replace the landline telephony service with wireless phone in Kashmir.
The latest CDMA supported wireless phone is packed with features such as text messaging, fax, and Internet connectivity. Officials claim that the CDMA phone is as good as broadband and it has an affordable tariff comparable to the fixed landlines. More than 75000 units of Fixed Wireless Phone (FWP) have been distributed in various parts of Kashmir. BSNL is planning to distribute another chunk of 75000 FWPs by the year end.