Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has introduced three new unlimited combo including two ultra affordable FTTH Fibre broadband plans for Medak SSAs of Andhra Pradesh circle. The new broadband plans ‘BBG Combo ULD 611 CS54’, ‘Fibro Combo ULD 645 CS34’ and ‘Fibro Combo ULD 1045 CS35’ will come in effect from May 23, 2016.
BSNL is offering blazing speed of 10Mbps for Fibro Combo ULD 645 and 40Mbps for Fibro Combo ULD 1045 plan. The plans comes with increased FUP limit of 50GB and 100GB respectively. Further, the post FUP speed offered is 1 Mbps and 4 Mbps respectively making these true unlimited plans at these FUP speeds. BSNL has also introduced regular broadband plan BBG Combo ULD 611 offering 4Mbps speed till 40GB and post FUP speed of 1Mbps.
Customers will also receive 100% waive off on installation charges for Landline and Broadband. Further, security Deposit for Landline/Broadband and monthly rental charges of Rs. 150 for FTTH ONT is also waived off. In short, taking a new broadband connection from BSNL will cost only the monthly rental of the plan.
|S.No.||Particulars||BBG Combo ULD 611 CS54||Fibro Combo ULD 645 CS34||Fibro Combo ULD 1045 CS35|
|1||Bandwidth (Download Speed)||Upto 4 Mbps till
40GB, upto 1
|Upto 10 Mbps till
50GB, upto1 Mbps beyond
|Upto 40 Mbps till 100GB, upto
4 Mbps beyond
|2||Applicability||All users in Medak SSA of AP Circle only|
|3||Monthly Charges (Rs)||611||645||1045|
|4||Quarterly Payment Option||1770||NA||NA|
|5||Half Yearly Payment Option (Rs.)*||3360||3548||5748|
|6||Annual Payment Option (Rs.)||6110||6450||10450|
|7||Two Years Payment Option (Rs.)||11000||11610||18810|
|8||Download/Upload Limit (MB/ GB) per month||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|9||Additional Usage Charges/ MB beyond free download/upload limit (Rs)||Not Applicable|
|10||Free E-mail IDs/Space (Per E-mail ID)||1/1 GB||1/1 GB||1/1 GB|
|11||Static IP Address (On Request)||NA||NA||NA|
|12||Security Deposit||One Month charges||One Month charges||One Month charges|
|13||Minimum Hire Period||One Month||One Month||One Month|
|14||Telephone Fixed Monthly Charges in Rs.||NIL||NIL||NIL|
|15||Additional Facility||Unlimited free calls between 9 PM to 7 AM to any network in India|
/Pulse in Rs.
|(To BSNL N/W after free
|(To other N/w)||1.2||1.2||1.2|
Note: Do cross check with BSNL before opting the plan.
BSNL Fibre plans has always received criticism for being too expensive and providing slow post FUP speeds. Only recently BSNL introduced a similar FTTH Broadband plan Fibro Combo ULD 2490 in Odisha circle. When comparing to the earlier plan, Fibro Combo ULD 1045 is almost 2.5x cheaper and offer Fibre speed of 40Mbps and post FUP speed of 4Mbps.
Yet again BSNL introduce good plans only for selected SSAs of Andhra Pradesh circle, thanks to the local broadband players like ACT Broadband which compete BSNL by offering affordable fibre broadband plans. As with other circle/SSA specific plans, BSNL has stated that the above plan is only offered in those locations where there is a matching competition from private operators.
Do you think it is fair play by BSNL to only offer good broadband plans where there is a matching competition from private players?
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