Creating a new benchmark, state-run BSNL today announced a minimum broadband speed of 4Mbps across all plans to increase its customer base.
Currently India’ second-largest broadband operator after Airtel, BSNL is eyeing to upsurge the number one telecom operator with this move.
This minimum speed of 4Mbps is going to create a new parametre in the industry as other operators will have to follow from their current minimum actual speed of below 2 Mbps.
"I am delighted to announce that BSNL upgrades minimum broadband speed to 4 Mbps and has become the first telecom operator to do so”, BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava said at a function of the PSU to mark the World Telecom Day.
Currently, the government-owned operator offers a minimum speed of 2 Mbps across all its broadband plans where it is using technologies like ADSL, VDSL, and FTTH.
BSNL already offers 100 Mbps speed on FTTH under a plan of Rs 16,999. It also has a standard popular plan-- BB249 plan whee it offers unlimited data per day with 2 Mbps speed up to 1GB and post the 1GB FUP, speeds will be reduced to 1 Mbps valid for six months.
The PSU also announced that it has established a 1Gbps link between India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal for providing integrated connectivity for research and training.
To enable its broadband services to reach remote areas of the country, the PSU today announced it has become the first telecom company to commission BV-SAT facility for the purpose.
For digital transactions facility of its customers, the PSU has partnered with e-wallet company MobiKwick.