Tripartite MoU of USOF, Prasar Bharati and ONDC signed for Digital Empowerment

A Tripartite MoU was signed among USOF, Prasar Bharati, and ONDC, propelling the mandate for Digital Empowerment for Rural India.

Tripartite MoU of USOF, Prasar Bharati and ONDC signed for Digital Empowerment

Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) under the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), signed a tripartite MoU with Prasar Bharati and Open Network for Digital Commerce (a Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) initiative of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry) to proliferate affordable and accessible digital services across the country.

 The significant objective of the MoU is to bundle broadband services with OTT and e-commerce platforms for rural India riding on BharatNet infrastructure under the USOF.

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The approach of Vision India is committed to fostering a conducive environment for digital innovation underscoring this truly unique collaboration synergizing connectivity, content, and commerce to empower rural India.

This MoU will enable the bundled Prasar Bharati OTT as a service, including linear channels, Live TV, and on-demand content, among the end consumers while USOF will ensure efficient and high-speed broadband services in rural and remote areas. The national public service broadcaster, Prasar Bharati, with unparalleled legacy content, consumer reach, and brand recall, will source and produce content that will run on its OTT platform.

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In addition, the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), a leading player in digital infrastructure, will provide the technical expertise and necessary framework to enable digital commerce in products & services. This will be expanded to cover more services like education, health, training, credit, insurance, and agriculture amongst others

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