From October 1, BSNL will offer a minimum broadband speed of 2 Mbps onwards to its consumers.
BSNL currently offers a minimum speed of 512 Kbps and the move is part of its efforts for the revival of the company against tough private competitors.
The firm is losing clients in landline and also mobile to private firms. BSNL around 1.78 crore wireless and more than 20 lakh wirelines consumers between March 2014 and March 2015. BSNL net loss remained at Rs 7,600 crore.
BSNL: Get ready for minimum of 2 Mbps speed from October 1 at no extra cost
With the hyper rivalry in the marker, the company declaration might likewise let private firms offer higher speed at the lower price. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is likewise anticipated that would soon reclassify the meaning of broadband rate, which is at present 512 kbps.
Releasing the plan here, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Telecom Minister said that the company ought to have incessant interface with clients and the endeavors taken today by expanding the web definition ought to help in digital India initiative, which is more for poor.
“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,” BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava said.
He revealed that BSNL is undergoing changes and the firm has included around 15 lakh cell phone customers in a most recent couple of months as against 7-8 lakh endorsers for each month.
The firm as of now offers a base rate of 512 Kbps and the move is a piece of its endeavors for revival.
The company has been loosing in landline and also mobile sector to private administrators and the move is seen as its endeavors to draw the consumers back.
BSNL lost around 1.78 crore wireless and more than 20 lakh wireline endorsers between March 2014 and March 2015.