State-run telecom operator BSNL has partnered with Indian language email address service provider DataMail, to provide email addresses in 8 regional languages, as part of the govt’s Digital India campaign.
“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.
“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.