New Delhi: As part of the Government’s Digital initiatives, BSNL has decided to upgrade Broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps at no additional cost for all the Broadband customers on PAN-India Basis from October 01, 2015. This was announced by the Union Minister for Communications & IT, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad at a function organized by BSNL.
This is another major service offering from BSNL for the benefits of customers in continuation to offering free night calling from BSNL landline to all operator network from 9 pm to 7 am and free incoming roaming services for its mobile customers. BSNL is also offering 1 Gb free E-Mail box to their customers from 50 Mb mail box.
The speed up-gradation will benefit all the existing and new Broadband customers of BSNL. Under this scheme, BSNL is upgrading the speed of existing Broadband plans of 512 Kbps & 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps speed. With this upgradation, 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 the Broadband Access to the country. BSNL launched the Broadband services over its landline in India in 2005 with speed of 256 kbps and above over the state of art Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based IP infrastructure in urban as well as rural areas.
BSNL since then is constantly working for increasing the broadband speed for the enhanced experience of customer in urban as well as rural areas as envisaged in New Telecom Policy 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 a very affordable price range. BSNL is currently having around 10 Million Broadband customers including about 1.1 Million Rural customers.
This up-gradation shall enhance customer experience while surfing on 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 is having more than 77 Million Mobile customers, more than 16 million wired line telephone connections and around 10 million wired Broadband connections.
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