BSNL to upgrade Broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps at no additional cost

Sep 8, 2015 14:17 IST

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on 7 September 2015 decided to upgrade Broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps at no additional cost for all its Broadband customers. The service will be effective from 1 October 2015.

Under this scheme, BSNL is upgrading the speed of existing Broadband plans of 512 Kbps and one Mbps to two Mbps speed. The speed up-gradation will benefit all the existing and new Broadband customers of BSNL.

This plan of BSNL was formally announced by the Information Technology (IT) Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at a function in Gurgaon.

With this upgradation, BSNL customers will be able to access/surf the internet including social network websites like Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. at high speed.

Earlier in April 2015, BSNL launched the scheme of offering free night calling from its landline to all operator networks. In June 2015 it also provided free incoming roaming services for its customers.

Background
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 256kbps and above over the state of art Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based IP infrastructure in urban as well as rural areas.

BSNL is one of the largest Telecom Service providers in India with 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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