BSNL Broadband Speed Upgraded to Minimum 2 Mbps from 1st October 2015
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is an Indian state-owned telecommunications company. BSNL has upgraded minimum speed in all their broadband plans. Now minimum BSNL Broadband speed will be 2 Mbps from 1 October 2015 onwards to its customers. There will be no extra charges for the upgraded speed plans. BSNL is currently offering a minimum speed of 512 Kbps and the move is part of its efforts for revival.
BSNL is losing their customers in both mobile and landline sector due to poor services. The company lost about 1.78 crore wireless and over 20 lakh wire-line subscribers in April 2014 to March 2015. Due to the loss of customer base BSNL decided to upgrade their system and ready to provide best services at low cost. BSNL broadband speed upgradtion announcement may also let private operators to offer higher speed at lower cost. It will give the hyper competition in the telecom market. Recently BSNL announced for free PAN India roaming for its GSM and CDMA subscribers.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is also expected to soon redefine the definition of minimum broadband speed, which is currently 512 kbps. BSNL broadband speed upgrade will be good move to provide good internet services in country. BSNL broadband speed upgradation is a part of Digital India Program. Indian telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in an event by launching of scheme:
[pull_quote_center]BSNL should have frequent interface with customers and the efforts taken on Monday by increasing the internet definition should help in digital India initiative, which is more for poor.[/pull_quote_center]
BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava said:
[pull_quote_center]We have increased the internet speed four times. We have ensured 2 Mbps is available at last mile, which the customer premises are starting 1 October. The company has added about 15 lakh mobile customers in last few months as against 7-8 lakh subscribers per month.[/pull_quote_center]