This October, BSNL has some great news for its internet consumers. They are offering a minimum broadband speed of 2Mbps from October 1, without any extra charge.
Costumers of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) internet connection, will have something to celebrate this October. The company has decided to offer a minimum broadband speed of 2Mbps from October 1 to all its users.
And guess what! The four time faster speed will be available at no extra charge.
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The minimum speed offered by BSNL as of now is 512Kbps. But they have been losing a large number of users. About 1.78 crore wireless and over 20 lakh wireline subscribers of BSNL decided to switch operators between March 2014 and March 2015. This meant a huge loss of Rs. 7,600 crore for the state run organization.
With the current competition in this field, it won’t be long before the private companies also roll out similar offers. Very soon, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will also redefine broadband speed, which is currently 512Kbps.
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the scheme in Gurgaon, saying that BSNL should also have frequent interface with customers.
“We have increased the internet speed four times …we have ensured 2 Mbps is available at last mile, which is the customer premises starting October 1,” said BSNL CMD, Anupam Shrivastava.
He pointed out that the company is on the way to revival and was able to get 15 lakh new customers in the past few months.