Exclusive : MTNL to Say Bye Bye 512Kbps Speed, Hello to Minimum 1Mbps Speed and More on Broadband for All

Finally here is a great news for Broadband Subscribers in Mumbai, India’s third largest Broadband Service provider Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) all set to Say Bye Bye to 512 Kbps speed on Broadband.

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TelecomTalk’s exclusive sources confirms that MTNL is going to upgrade the speed of all its existing Unlimited Broadband plans (512Kbps) to a minimum of 1Mbps, without any additional cost in Mumbai circles.

Currently, existing MTNL Broadband customers who are using Truly Unlimited broadband plan without any Fair Usage Policy (FUP) with 512 Kbps  would have their plans upgraded to a minimum speed of 1 Mbps, while those on more than 1Mbps and some other plans would have to get more speed (or more free data usage under 2Mbps Plans) from their current plan.

It is significant to say that still minimum speed for Broadband is 256Kbps as defined by sector regulator TRAI, however MTNL is already providing double speed – 512 Kbps as minimum speed in all Broadband plans since  January 26, 2012.

So now what do you think regarding the new free Speed Up-gradation for Broadband customers by MTNL ? Do you think other operators will also follow MTNL’s move ? what is your take do let us know via comments.

MTNL’s  “Broadband Redefined” announcement by its Chairman and MD, AK Garg,  would happens in today afternoon in an Media Event at MTNL Headquarter in Mumbai.  We will be at the event and for LIVE updates follow @TelecomTalk in twitter.

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  • Blueman December 31, 2013 5:57 pm

    Shame on bsnl!! Really? The time has come! BSNL CHANGE THE FCKING POST FUP SPEEDS! I think that this FUP thing should burn completely in hell. WTF? You get 4mbps but that’s just demo and the 512kbps again sets in after FUP!

  • Sameer November 21, 2013 2:07 pm

    Im using prepaid broadband…..Is there any speed upgradation for prepaid or not as MTNL hav increased to minimum of 1mbps.There website for Postpaid shows min of 1mbps but they didn’t hav mentioned it on prepaid section….. Tried calling cutomer care bt they told 2 contact sanchar haat and sanchar haat says they dont hav info about this.
    Any help on speed upgradation for prepaid broadband, please

  • Anup November 16, 2013 10:10 pm

    BSNL: Are you listening?
    After repeated attempts by major telecom companies to slash rates BSNL still is stubborn. 256 Kbps is not enough in this world where 3G speeds are 8 times the broadband speeds.
    If you cannot improve your 3G service in Ponda [Goa] at least attempt to change the Broadband plans with better bandwidth and pricing.
    It’s a shame that BSNL is really show to adopt changes in market!

    • ad0 November 26, 2013 3:17 pm

      hi bro, i also am in goa stuck with 512kbps that give maximum 61KB/s avg

      Good Changes may only happen after election or maybe if hathway broadband comes in your area

  • LolaChan November 12, 2013 8:28 pm

    really very much shame on bsnl

  • Rajesh November 12, 2013 7:43 pm

    When will airtel broadband will learn? cheating the customers at 1st place. Already i have surrendered my broadband connection, received call from airtel broadband retention. Saying the plan Rs.599 rent + tax – Free 5gb @ 2mbps and rest @256kbps.
    We expect minimum to be 512 and more.

  • Sayan November 12, 2013 6:11 pm

    In kolkata cable broadband Pmpl r providing unlimited packs @ cheap rates.
    1Mbps UNLIMITED any time @ 750.
    512 kbps unlimited any time @ 620.
    256Kbps unlimited (12AM -8AM @ 2mbps) @ 450.
    300Kbps unlimited (12AM – 8AM @ 2mbps) @ 550

    • rahul November 12, 2013 7:40 pm

      Is tht cable Broadband is gud

      • Swarnava November 12, 2013 8:31 pm

        ya..it is great…especially the torrent speed..around 1.4-1.8mbps at peak time.and 4.5-5.5mbps during the morning time..I am using 256kbps Unlimited plan(2mbps at 00:00-08.00am) at 450/month at konnagar(14 km north of kolkata)

      • Sayan November 12, 2013 8:37 pm

        Awesome man it provides a constant speed of 200KBPS(1.6mbps) download between (12am-8am)and 40-50KBPS(400kbps) on remaing day.

      • saurabh November 12, 2013 8:39 pm

        dont ever expect to watch youtube videos or rich sites…u ll fall asleep before it loads…

    • fa November 13, 2013 1:42 pm

      Anything below 2 should not even be called broadband.

  • A K November 12, 2013 5:23 pm

    This *hit has been extremely disappointing. If they do this on a regular basis then they should be forced to add a warning ‘Using MTNL Triband & expecting more is injurious to health’ . I feel ripped off the main thing can we continue on our existing or will be forced to migrate like they did last time.
    Guys please don’t miss out this gem ‘Upload speed : 512Kbps in all plans.’. They should have stopped charging for their shitty CPE after ‘X’ number of years as they would have recovered the amount by then

  • Deepak Sharma November 12, 2013 5:22 pm

    I dont think that there would be any competition among other net providers because many have stop or remove there mtnl landline so if any one wants tto use 1mbps unlimited they have to again take a connection of mtnl landline for the internet soo there would bee no competition.

  • SS November 12, 2013 5:02 pm

    Well, its not at all useful for me, at least for now. BSNL will be struck with the same plan offering 512kbps post FUP. Even it doesn’t come 512 kbps but much lower than it. They call it line disturbances but seldom take any steps to resolve it. 🙁

  • GK November 12, 2013 4:37 pm

    What about 749 kbps plan?

  • Imtiyaz November 12, 2013 4:32 pm

    some great news, cable operator are offering very high speed at lost cost as compare to MTNL, MTNL has very limited plans under unlimated pack dey must introduces some more plans, Im loyal to mtnl bcz of quality of service offer by them.

  • S K November 12, 2013 3:59 pm

    I hope this is not he end of it after all the hype created & everyone getting their knickers into knots for this ‘Upgrade’. Then all I can say is the cynics were right all along 🙁

  • Manish November 12, 2013 3:47 pm

    When will the same move will be made from MTNL delhi.

  • Dy4me November 12, 2013 3:47 pm

    What about Uploads?

  • Anshul Sood November 12, 2013 3:44 pm

    And no such plans from BSNL as always. MTNL has to introduce such plans if it wants to compete with Private operators in the Metros, while BSNL does not face such competition, that’s why it does not introduce such good or cheap plans.

  • Rahul November 12, 2013 3:36 pm

    Excellent… MTNL rocks.

  • ksavai November 12, 2013 3:31 pm

    details on higher plans speed increase?

  • deepak das November 12, 2013 3:19 pm

    wow…awesome..its mean we can surf fastly and enjoy.good move mtnl….keep in touch with aam public

  • spiderman November 12, 2013 3:18 pm

    Good Move !!

  • Donald DCouth November 12, 2013 3:14 pm

    A welcome news. When will it introduced in Kerala?

    • soon November 13, 2013 1:43 pm

      As soon as MTNL starts operating in Kerala…….so NEVER.

  • rajesh kumar dubey November 12, 2013 3:09 pm

    does bsnl do the same????? and when the fucking bsnl do this ?????

    • ADITYA MOHAN DAS November 12, 2013 4:56 pm


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