Press Release

  BSNL announces the launch of attractive 3G/2G data plans bundled with Penta TPADs series of Tablets starting from Rs. 3,499/- only

New Delhi, February 24, 2012: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has entered into a strategic alliance with, Pantel Technologies Private Limited, having its Corporate Office at Noida, India, to jointly address the data & ICT needs of Indian consumers by launching attractive data plans bundled with a range of Internet tablets named Penta TPADs. This bundling arrangement with the tablet PCs were launched today at the Corporate Office of BSNL(Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.) in Delhi by Mr R K Upadhyay, Chairman & Managing Director in the presence of an august gathering of the press fraternity and the management of BSNL and Pantel Technologies Private Ltd.

Mr. R K Upadhyay, the CMD of BSNL, said, “Towards the goal of a digitally inclusive Indian society – BSNL and Pantel Technologies have come together to offer an attractive data plan with the exciting and feature-rich range of Tablets. With BSNL’s world-class telecom infrastructure across the entire country, the power of information technology can be harnessed at very affordable prices today. He also highlighted the following key elements which are central to this alliance:

  • The business interest of BSNL to expand its 3G customer base.
  • Affordable and quality hardware – with the latest and best technologies.
  • Interactive and easily understood content and applications.”

Mr Vijender Singh, the MD of Pantel Technologies Pvt. Ltd., said, “With my experience in the education sector – I have always wanted to do something very special for the Indian student community through ICT. I am very proud to share my vision with the leadership of Mr R K Upadhyay, the Chairman of BSNL. We have together decided to offer a Penta tablet (Model: IS701R bundled with a BSNL 3G data plan) at a price of Rs 3499/- only. With the students using the bundled data download on BSNL network (using the special BSNL data plan) every month, he will recover his investment of the tablet within one and half year, thereby making the tablet FREE for the student”.

BSNL and PTPL have also launched two higher range products with two different screen sizes (7” and 8”). Both the devices have capacitive touch screen with inbuilt 3G module. The seven inch device will cost Rs 10,999/- and the 8” device will cost Rs 13,500/-. These devices will come will BSNL data plan of 5 GB for 60 days included in the MRP. This special offer of BSNL plan will be available till May 31st 2012.

While Pantel Technologies Private Limited is dedicatedly working for providing an indigenous feature rich Tablets through its advanced engineering and R&D investments and strategic tie ups with content providers; BSNL will provide a robust and reliable carrier service in order to ensure that lack of infrastructure does not become a hindrance in realizing the dream of a digitally inclusive Indian society.

Our aim is to make the Tablet(s) available in India at the most competitive and affordable global prices with the latest technologies without compromising on quality and features’ said Joint MD, Mr Dinesh Pandey, of Pantel Technologies. He further added ‘Our association with BSNL would help customers get the services of 3G enabled with these tablets at most affordable prices and have a pan India connectivity’. We are working closely with specific verticals like Education, Healthcare, Information Management Systems, etc. to provide accessibility of enterprise level data for consumption on Penta TPADs. These TPADs would be made available through conventional and innovative channels like:

  • BSNL’s network of customer service centres, franchisees and distribution partners;
  • Modern Electronics trade
  • Traditional telecom products retailers and distributors.
  • Online, Mobile and Television commerce channels

MR Upadhyay also mentioned that, “We have Penta TPAD solutions (Tablets) that come with 3G SIM card bundled with attractive data plans which enables Internet access to remote and inaccessible areas of the country.TPads thus shall ensure connectivity for the users across cities, semi-urban areas and the hinterland. The Internet has evolved over the years and the usage of Internet based applications has grown exponentially as it makes it convenient to carry out daily business tasks like banking and other authorizations and the Penta Tablet PCs are a perfect solution for the same.”

Pantel Technologies is a 2-year “young” Information Technology and Communication devices hardware company – selling innovative ICT products under the brand name of PENTA in the India market. The company has a global presence through its offices in London, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Singapore and Seoul – apart from a network of offices across India. Pantel Technologies has worked for over two years and pioneered the technology of manufacturing these tablets at the most competitive rates and has the widest range available today in the global market-place. Penta T-Pad’s (Tablets) would be available in multiple sizes of 7”, 8” and 10”; will be WI-FI enabled, and will come bundled with digital content/ applications for various kinds of users. To complete the offering, attractive data plans of BSNL 3G will be bundled with the Penta T-Pad’s, making the range the most competitive in the market-place.

For further Information, please contact:
Mr Nishant Mishra
Corporate Communications
Pantel Technologies Pvt Ltd.
E-33, Sector 63, Noida, India. 201 301
Ph. +91 120 4805200
Customer toll-free number: 1800-103-7739