BSNL ties up with Novatium to offer Rs.2,999 computer

November 11th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) State-run telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Tuesday announced its partnership with IT products company Novatium Solutions to offer Nova netPC enabled with the BSNL broadband. “The key factor that will enable broadband penetration is an affordable computing access device and Nova netPC offers the customers to get home a personal computer at just Rs.2,999,” Minister of Communications and IT A. Raja told reporters.

Added BSNL chairman and managing director Kuldeep Goyal: “with our huge connectivity and infrastructure, BSNL hopes to give a new wind to the computing and broadband revolution in the country through bundling with products like Novatium netPC”.

Novatium Solutions chief executive Alok Singh said Nova netPC was an affordable and simple desktop. “We have made it very user-friendly so that it can now be operated like any household appliance at the touch of a button. We are now looking at attaining a subscriber base of 125,000 in the country by the end of the financial year,” he added.

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