New Delhi, September 8: Bringing latest innovations and technologies to its customers, state-owned telecom firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Thursday launched its corporate e-mail service at just Re 1 per day. BSNL has partnered with Jaipur-based firm Data Infosys for providing this service to its customers across the nation. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in a statement said that it has started offering its customers email services to ensure privacy and security of their data.

The telecom giant said users will be able to avail the service linked to their websites for a yearly fee of Rs 365 per e-mail ID. A customer is also eligible to get 1GB storage and Rs 999 per email ID with 10-gigabyte storage. Data Infosys CEO Ajay Data was quoted by PTI saying, “The payment will have to be made once in a year. The effective price of the service starts for Re 1 per day with 1 GB storage. For usage beyond 10 GB, customers can buy extra 5 GB storage for an annual payment of Rs 500”.

Highlighting ‘privacy’ as key to its e-mail service, BSNL said its latest move will benefit customers as all enterprise email accounts will come with security tools and dual authentication that will make them hacker-free e-mail accounts. The e-mail service will also have a mobile app for access on cell phones.

BSNL Director for Enterprise Business NK Mehta said, “Our e-mail offering is very secured and emails are not scanned like other email hosting players. E-mail solution does not allow anyone including email administrator to monitor/look into any e-mail account. Entire e-mail solution is hosted in BSNL Network, giving lawful rights and access speed at its best”.

BSNL owns largest optical fibre network that can provide highest data speed across the nation to the tune of over 7 lakh kilometer. Earlier this week, BSNL informed that it is planning to start a field trial of 5G services by the end of this financial year. For this, the state-owned telecom giant signed an agreement with US-based networking solutions provider Coriant to chart the path to 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) in India. Coriant and BSNL will now cooperate to speed up network architecture and service innovation for 5G services to bring customers across India close to innovations in communications technologies.