Public sector telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has become the first internet service provider to offer the fastest broadband speed in the country by offering customers broadband connection speed up to 24 Mbps
BSNL will be offering this high speed broadband service through the high speed digital subscriber loop (VDSL) technology.
The VDSL technology, however, is said to be inferior compared to the fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) network technology or the DOCSIS3 technology, which are capable of providing broadband speeds up to 200 Mbps.
BSNL, which is already providing maximum speeds up to 8 Mbps, said that the 24 Mbps speed will not be made available to all broadband subscribers but only to those close to its broadband exchange nodes.
Only those customers can avail of 24 Mbps broadband speeds are those who are within a 500-metre cable route distance from the exchange. 16 Mbps broadband speed is available to customers who are around 1km from the exchange, that too at far steeper rates.
BSNL plans to offer limited usage tariff plans with monthly charges of Rs4,999 for speeds up to 16 Mbps and Rs9,999 for speeds up to 24 Mbps.