You read it right! BSNL to launch ultra fast 1000 Mbps broadband services in the country soon.
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha today launched the next generation optical fibre-based technology on BSNL network that will enable the state-run firm to provide a broadband connection with download speed of up to 1,000 Mbps.
Unbelievable! Isn’t it?
Bharat Sanhcar Nigam Ltd at present offers broadband facility with top download speed of 100 Mbps on its fibre-to-the-home network.
“BSNL has successfully implemented a major project of NG-OTH technology in 44 cities covering state capitals and major cities. Under this project, total 100 major cities including state capitals shall be covered in phased manner during current financial year,” Sinha said while inaugurating the new system here.
He also said that the Next Generation Optical Transport Network (NG-OTN) would be implemented in three phases with a total cost of Rs 330 crore.
“This project aimed to enhance existing 10G capacity to 100G capacity of Optical Fibre infrastructure of BSNL. This means now in backend we will have 10 times more capacity and will be launching new plans with 10 times more speed. This enhanced capacity will help retail customer base of BSNL in landline, FTTH and mobile services,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said.
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BSNL CGM Anil Kumar Jain said the company is offering a top speed of 24 Mbps for fixed line broadband connection and 100 Mbps speed on FTTH network.
“With this upgradation we will be able to provide a connection with a speed of up to 1 Gbps on FTTH networks in all state capitals and other top cities,” Jain said.
NG-OTN will also be helpful to service Central Government Projects like Bharatnet, SWAN, NKN etc.
The new technology has a feature that will help BSNL in a quick restoration of telephone services if its network element at any mid-location is damaged especially in the case of any natural disaster.
Jio Fiber was recently leaked online and it will be interesting to see how BSNL plans to combat with Reliance Jio which is a new but a strong competitor in the broadband market. BSNL has a well-established network and is one of the most preferred broadband service providers in the country.
The state owned telecom operator BSNL to launch ultra fast 1000 Mbps broadband services and has been doing a lot to lure the customers by providing some exciting offers.
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