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BSNL, Datamail tie up for free email addresses in 8 regional languages

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on January 16, 2018

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"The linguistic email service offered by BSNL will have DataOne.Bharat domain and email address will be offered in Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi."

State-run telecom firm BSNL has partnered with Jaipur-based Datamail for providing email addresses in eight Indian languages.

Following the ‘Digital India’ dream of the government, BSNL has offered free e-mail address service in eight Indian languages to its broadband users by launching a ‘DataMail’ service. Now, BSNL broadband users will be able to open an email ID in DataMail service in their own language.

“Providing the linguistic email address is one of its kind initiative in the world to achieve our Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India. It’s now possible in every part of India to have an email address in their own language and communicate in preferred language,” BSNL Managing Director Anupam Shrivastav said in a statement.

The email service will be available through mobile application. BSNL broadband customers can use DataMail app, which is free to be downloaded from any Android or iOS system through their respective play store.

“The linguistic email service offered by BSNL will have DataOne.Bharat domain (in Hindi or Devanagari script) and email address will be offered in eight regional languages - Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi,” BSNL Director for Consumer Fixed Access services NK Gupta said.

Few months ago, the government had launched .Bharat (in Hindi script) domain in Indian languages to increase the reach of Internet users by providing domain names in their own language so as to cover over 70 per cent of the country’s population living in the rural and remote areas.

“Our fully ‘Made in India’ software product enabling DataMail service is a revolution in the world as many countries are waiting to inject the linguistic email address to empower the non-English speakers of the world. We are happy to contribute to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India dream by partnering with BSNL,” Ajay Data, Founder and CEO of Data XGen said.

As per Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicators Report (April-June 2016) released by TRAI, total Internet subscribers in India are 350.48 million.



Published on December 21, 2016

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