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
July 15, 2017 2:10 pm 2:10 PM

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…

July 16, 2017 2:50 pm 2:50 PM

@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
July 17, 2017 6:16 am 6:16 AM
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 »
July 15, 2017 7:33 am 7:33 AM

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

S Gopal
July 15, 2017 12:04 pm 12:04 PM

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.

July 15, 2017 6:34 am 6:34 AM
BSNL should stop this drama. They said they have tied up for 2G ICRA with Vodafone which didn’t happen, they said they have upgraded sites to H+ which didn’t happen atleast in my circle . They said they have improved 3G coverage which didn’t happen… I mean seriously?? Here they are talking about 100G optical transport network and see what in reality a normal user is getting. At this time when everybody is using latest 4G technology and operators like Jio are future planning 5G, Many Bsnl users are still stuck on 3G and here i am not talking about… Read more »
July 16, 2017 9:11 am 9:11 AM

Since there is only UMTS network in your area, you won’t get speed. We have HSPA+ network in our area. So we get proper speed. It’s better for you to swich to some other good operator.

July 15, 2017 12:13 pm 12:13 PM

bhai mere, aap jo jagah se use karte ho wohi pura India nahi he.
BSNL improved a lot in many areas of India, may be not in u r location.
aur 100 G wala kal hi launch hua he to uska effect ab ayega,past ka experience se 100G wala related nahi he.
And in Gujarat circle, many sites are being upgrading to 4G. No idea about other circle.

July 15, 2017 8:06 pm 8:06 PM

Lol. Have facts cleared my bro.

Ruchit Shah (Gujarat)
July 15, 2017 5:53 pm 5:53 PM

If BSNL is telling you that they are upgrading their towers to 4G here in Gujarat then they are actually fooling you.. BSNL has no license..

July 16, 2017 11:22 pm 11:22 PM

bhai mere, mere pas insider news ka source he. aur fyi, 4G ka license bhi aa jayega. don’t worry.
Jio ke DDD plan bhi sabse first mene hi share kiya tha TT pe.
aur KKaushik what ever I wrote is hard fact.

July 15, 2017 4:32 pm 4:32 PM

Why don’t you get that yourself? BSNL is slowly sinking with losing customers.
Losing customer number shows BSNL is doing worse.

July 15, 2017 10:11 pm 10:11 PM

Kaha ka deta dekhate ho. ?? Bhai bsnl aaj bhi no.1 pe he growth me as per last report and less debt company india.. Vo kabhi bji apna paata khel sakta he. • jio is first then airtel thrn bsnl come

July 16, 2017 7:29 pm 7:29 PM

Educate yourself with latest TRAI data.

Mahmood Junaid
July 15, 2017 4:15 pm 4:15 PM

On which band??? Because BSNL has returned its 2500mhz band spectrum in Gujarat..

July 16, 2017 11:23 pm 11:23 PM

details bhi share karunga. just wait for few days.

Ruchit Shah (Gujarat)
July 15, 2017 2:14 pm 2:14 PM

BSNL doesnt have 4G license.. Which site is upgraded and on what frequency will it provide 4G

July 16, 2017 11:25 pm 11:25 PM

it will be in phased manner, big cities first then smaller then rural towers are being upgraded. so it will take time.