Intel, BSNL to offer internet in rural parts
Chip maker Intel, and state-run telecom operator BSNL, on Tuesday launched a market initiative to offer internet connectivity solutions and devices in the rural parts of India.
As part of the initiative, the companies aim to make personal computers and broadband easily accessible and available to the masses, a statement said.
These devices, based on Intel’s Atom processor, will also have an option of a local language interface called ‘Darpan’. This will enable new users access relevant and India-centric Internet content, compiled to ensure minimal keyboard usage and make navigation easier by using local language menus and commands. This user interface is currently available in Hindi, Marathi and Tamil and would also be extended to other languages.