BSNL Launches 100G Optical Transport Network to Enhance Broadband Speeds in India

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Friday launched its 100G Optical Transport Network (NG-OTN) across India, which will help it improve broadband speeds and enhance landline and mobile services. The project has improved existing 10G capacity to 100G capacity of Optical Fiber infrastructure of BSNL. The enhancement will also boost the state-run telecom operator’s enterprise business with ultra-high capacity in leased line.


The network will cover a total 100 cities across the country with a capital outlay of Rs 330 crore. At present 45 out of 100 cities are already put in place and started operating on NG-OTN, while rest 55 cities will be covered and will start functioning on NG OTN facilities by March 2018.

BSNL said that the project aims to provide a 99.99 % uptime for which a Network Operating Centre (NOC) is made operational at Bangalore for providing 24X7 support.

BSNL has a total customer base of approximately 115 million. BSNL is committed to quality customer care, and 24 hrs support across the country. “NG OTN is a step forward taken by BSNL in this direction to ensure customer delight,” the telco said in a statement.

The network was launched by the telecom minister Manoj Sinha, who appreciated the efforts of BSNL for upgrading its network to provide modern technology based ultrafast broadband services to the Nation.

BSNL said that NG-OTN would also be helpful to service Central Government Projects like Bharatnet, SWAN, and NKN. Anupam Srivastava CMD BSNL expressed confidence in collaboration between BSNL and Fiber Home to provide several such more projects to the nation.

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Mahmood Junaid
Mahmood Junaid

BSNL should take FTTH to every nook and corner of the country as soon as possible orelse they could not withstand jio fiber onslaught.. Even massive mobile data offers has created troubles for bsnl wireline broadband as they had lost 1,10,000 and 70,000 customers in April and May respectively…


@Mahmood buddy, last time when I enquired about FTTH, bsnl is asking minimum 15 connections in my street… They are not giving single connection…!! I replied Him I don’t want to push 15 members into your well…!! In chennai ACT and Hathway does well in fiber broadband…!!

S Gopal
S Gopal

I agree with both of you, BSNL for its retail customers needs to bring out a pragmatic policy with regards to FTTH services. These clauses as mentioned above are not in sync with the policies of their principal competitors such as Airtel and ACT. These principal competitors are willing to provide FTTH services to an individual and it is not dependent whether your neighbour or the neighbourhood is signing up for it or not. If they want to retain their customers as well as attract new ones especially in cities where the principal competitors have a trusted, they seriously need… Read more »


Whatever may be the equipment installed in BSNL one cannot expect best out of it unless people change their

S Gopal
S Gopal

There were the same people who rolled out DataOne services, that were a game changer and tried to uniformly roll out the same levels across our diverse country. What changed was disillusionment courtesy of the fact that in the second half of the last decade their inventories became depleted and they were unable to purchase replacement equipment along with new equipment for network expansion.

DataOne services were undoubtedly a hit as for two years there was a waiting list in my locality and once it was installed it was way better than the local cable operators services and economical too.

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