Gurgaon, Haryana — The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to upgrade broadband speed to a minimum of 2 Mbps at no additional cost for all customers on a pan-India basis from 1 October.
This is another major service offer from BSNL for its customers after it offered free night calling from landlines to all operator networks between 9:00 pm and 7:00 am and free incoming roaming services for its mobile telephony customers. BSNL also offers 1 Gb free e-mail box to its customers from 50 Mb mail box.
With the speed upgrade, BSNL customers can access / surf the internet including social network websites like Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc at high speed.
BSNL is the first service provider to provide broadband access to the country. The government sector company launched broadband services over its landline in India in 2005 with a speed of 256kbps and above over the state-of-the-art Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based IP infrastructure in urban as well as rural areas.
BSNL has since then been working towards increasing the broadband speed for the enhanced experience of customer in urban as well as rural areas as envisaged in the New Telecom Policy of 2012. Now, BSNL offers broadband services with various plans ranging from 2 Mbps to 100 Mbps speed using ADSL/VDSL and fibre-based GPON technology in an affordable price range. BSNL currently has around 10 million broadband customers including about 1.1 million rural customers.
This upgrade shall enhance the customer experience while surfing on the internet and enjoying live video streaming by all customers even in the low price range. This scheme is expected to attract new customers for subscribing BSNL Broadband customers in an affordable manner.
BSNL is one of the largest telecom service providers in India. BSNL seeks pride in installing “quality telecom network” in the country and focussing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications. BSNL has more than 77 million customers in the mobile telephony sector, more than 16 million wired-line telephone connections and around 10 million wired broadband connections.
For further information, customers can access the BSNL Customer Care Service through its toll-free number 1500 (from BSNL number) & 1800 345 1500 (from numbers of other operators) or visit the BSNL website.
Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad announced this today in Gurgaon during a function organised by the BSNL. MoS for Planning and MoS for Defence (Independent charge) Rao Inderjeet Singh, Anupam Srivastav, CMD, BSNL, NK Gupta, director, CFA, Sujata Ray, director (HR) BSNL Board, and RC Arya, CGM, Haryana circle, were also present on the occasion.