BSNL to upgrade Broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps

State owed telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to upgrade Broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps in the country.

It was announced by Union Information Technology (IT) Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at a function held in Gurgaon, Haryana.

The speed will be at no additional cost for all its existing Broadband customers from 1 October 2015 from existing speed plans of 512 Kbps & 1 Mbps.

Besides, BSNL is also going of free night calling services from its landline to all operator networks and free incoming roaming services for its mobile customers.

BSNL Broadband services

  • BSNL was the first telecom service provider in the country to provide the Broadband Access to the country.
  • In 2005, it had launched the Broadband services in urban as well as Rural areas over its landline with minimum speed of 256kbps and above over the Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based IP infrastructure.
  • Since then, BSNL has constantly is increasing the broadband speed in urban as well as rural areas to meet minimum speed and quality requirements envisaged in New Telecom Policy 2012.
  • Presently, BSNL has Broadband customer base of around 10 Million including about 1.1 Mn. Rural customers.

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