BSNL launches next-generation video conference services across India; offers calls at half rates as a promotional offer

By September 15th, 2015 AT 1:59 PM

BSNL, the state-run telecom unit, has announced the launch of its next-generation audio and video conferencing services in India. A few months ago, BSNL started upgrading their landline network to IP-based next-generation network (NGN), which allows many additional features like audio conferencing, video conferencing, video calls, etc.

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By launching its next-generation audio and multimedia video conference service throughout India, BSNL is aiming to bag premium customers. To promote this new service, BSNL has come up with a special discount scheme with upto 60 percent discount for its customers on PAN-India basis with immediate effect upto the 30th of November 2015.

BSNL is offering lower tariffs ranging from Rs. 5/min for audio conference (involving upto 3 participants) to Rs. 6000 for a 6-hour video conference (involving 21 to 30 participants). Users can also avail zero monthly rental for this service.

Details of BSNL Audio and Multimedia Video conference tariffs
Promotional tariff – Upto 30th November , 2015
Monthly Plan ChargesAudio ConferenceVideo Conference
NILNIL
Bridge Usage Charges
Nos. of participant’sSession Length Charges ( in Rs)
15 Min30 Min45 Min1 Hr2 Hrs4 Hrs6 HrsCharges per 5 minutes post 1 hrs (in Rs
0-3Rs 5/Min1001752503256001125150040
4-10Rs 5/Min1753004005509001725250050
11-20Rs 7.5/Min30050062590017503250400075
21-30Rs 10/Min50090011751500275050006000175

After the promotional period expires on the 30th of November 2015, a higher regular tariff will be applied from the 1st December 2015. In the regular tariff, the monthly rental for audio and video conference calls is Rs. 25 and Rs. 200 respectively. For other rates, please check the chart provided below.

Details of BSNL Audio and Multimedia Video conference tariffs
Regular Tariff – From 30th November , 2015
Monthly Plan ChargesAudio ConferenceVideo Conference
Rs 25Rs 200
Bridge Usage Charges
Nos. of participantsSession Length Charges ( in Rs)
15 Min30 Min45 Min1 Hr2 Hrs4 Hrs6 HrsCharges per 5 minutes post 1 hrs (in Rs
0-3Rs 10/Min20035050065012001125150040
4-10Rs 10/Min350600800100018001750250050
11-20Rs 15/Min60010001250180035003250400075
21-30Rs 20/Min1000180023503000550050006000125

There are some tariff terms in the conference bookings as well, and you can get those offers are;

  • There is a 25 percent discount in tariff for usage between 9PM-8AM.
  • During the peak time of 11AM-4PM, there will be an increase in tariff by 10 percent.
  • Data conferencing will be charged at the same rate as video conferencing.
  • Multimedia video conference can have non-BSNL participants, and would be provided on BSNL landline number only.
  • Conference booking will be charged at Rs. 25.

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