BSNL broadband speeds to go up from 512 Kbps to 2 Mbps from 1 October

State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has decided to upgrade broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps from the current 512 Kbps at no additional cost for all its broadband customers on a pan-India basis beginning 1 October 2015.

In a major boost to broadband customers, BSNL is also offering 1Gb free e-mail box to their customers against the present 50 Mb mail box.

This is another major service offering from BSNL for customers, after the offer of free night calling on landline to all operator networks from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am and free incoming roaming services for its mobile customers.

The speed upgradation will benefit all the existing and new broadband BSNL customers.

Under the scheme, BSNL is upgrading the speed of existing broadband plans of 512 Kbps and 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps speed.

With this upgradation, BSNL customers can access / surf the internet, including social network web sites like Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc at high speed.

BSNL is the first service provider in the country to provide broadband access through its landline in 2005 with speed of 256 kbps and above over the state of art Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based IP infrastructure in urban as well as rural areas.

BSNL currently offers broadband services with various plans ranging from 2 mbps to 100 mbps speed using ADSL/VDSL and fibre-based GPON technology in a very affordable price range.

BSNL currently has around 10 million broadband customers, including about 1.1 million rural customers.

This up-gradation will enhance customer experience while surfing the internet and enjoying live video streaming by all customers even in the low price range.

This scheme is expected to attract new customers for subscribing BSNL Broadband customers in an affordable manner.

BSNL, one of the largest telecom service providers in India, with installed quality telecom network, is focusing on improving quality and expanding network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications.

BSNL has more than 77 million mobile customers, more than 16 million wired line telephone connections and around 10 million wired broadband connections.