Mumbai: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will roll out its triple-play broadband service that combines voice, video and internet offers by January 2007, starting with Pune and Chennai, AK Sinha, CMD, BSNL, said.
MTNL, another public sector telecom service provider, has already launched triple-play in Mumbai.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the fifth CEOs conclave of SAARC region telecom operators organised by Voice & Data in Colombo.
"We would launch the triple-play services first in Pune and Chennai by January next year, followed by Kolkata and Bangalore," he said.
While declining to give a detailed tariff structure, he said the base tariff would be below Rs 500, which would be increased depending on the needs of the consumer. The service would ride on BSNL's vast broadband network and would serve the major cities by the end of the 2007, Sinha added.
BSNL is looking at multiple tie-ups with content service providers to provide on-demand and region-specific video services. "What we want right now are content service providers. We would prefer to have local alliances rather than tie-ups with few national majors. The content alliances would be in place in the next few months," Sinha said.