BSNL to soon increase minimum post FUP broadband speed to 1Mbps will private operators follow the same ?

By July 27th, 2016 AT 11:15 AM

Laying a milestone in Indian broadband landscape, countries largest broadband provider BSNL will soon increase the minimum broadband speed from existing 512Kbps to 1Mbps across all its unlimited plans. The new tariff will come into effect from August 1st, 2016 on PAN India basis cites a source.

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BSNL users can now enjoy unlimited broadband at 1Mbps even after crossing their FUP limit. The revision is applicable for all existing as well as new subscribers of PAN India, Circle/SSA-specific and FTTH unlimited broadband plans with post FUP speed 512kbps.

BSNL has also announced the withdrawal of broadband plans BBG Combo ULD 3500, BBG Combo ULD 6300, Fibro Home ULD 850 CS1 and Fibro Home ULD 1400 CS2. However, existing subscriber can continue using this plan or migrate to other plans.

Plan Name Existing Bandwidth (Download Revised Bandwidth (Download
BBG Rural Combo ULD 845 CS92 Speed)

2 Mbps upto 7GB, 512 Kbps beyond  

upto 2 Mbps till Speed)10 GB, upto   1 Mbps beyond
BBG Combo ULD 875 CS86 upto 2 Mbps till 6 GB, 512 Kbps beyond  upto 2 Mbps till 10 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 965 CS87 upto 2 Mbps till 8 GB, 512 Kbps beyond  upto 2 Mbps till 10 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 845 CS115 upto 2 Mbps till 8 GB, 512 Kbps beyond  beyondupto 2 Mbps till   10 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 899 CS99 upto 2 Mbps till 8 GB, 512 kbps beyond  upto 2 Mbps till 12 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 1000 upto 2 Mbps till 10 GB, 512 kbps beyond  beyondupto 2 Mbps till   12 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 899 CS119 upto 2 Mbps till 1GB, upto 1Mbps upto 2 Mbps till 12 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 845 CS134 upto 2 Mbps till 10 GB, 512 Kbps upto 2 Mbps till 12 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 899 CS95 beyoupto 2 Mbps till 10 GB, 512 kbps beyond nd  beyondupto 2 Mbps till   15 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Rural Combo UL 650 upto 2 Mbps till 1 GB, 512 Kbps beyond upto 2 Mbps till 2 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 699 CS85  upto 2 Mbps till 1 GB, 512 Kbps beyond  beyupto 2 Mbps till ond 2 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BB Home UL 645 CS35 upto 2 Mbps till 1 GB, 512 Kbps beyond  upto 2 Mbps till 2 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Rural Combo UL 725 CS81 upto 2 Mbps till 1 GB, 512 Kbps beyond beyondupto 2 Mbps till   2 GB, upto 1 Mbps beyond
BBG Combo ULD 700 CS150 upto 2 Mbps till 1 GB, 512 Kbps beyond  upto 2 Mbps till 2 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 775 CS98 upto 2 Mbps till 2 GB, 512 kbps beyond  upto 2 Mbps till 4 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 725 CS94 upto 2 Mbps till 3 GB, 512 kbps beyond  upto 2 Mbps till 5 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 7795 upto 2 Mbps till 1 GB, upto 1 Mbps beyondupto 2 Mbps till   6 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 7011 upto 2 Mbps till 1 GB, upto 1 Mbps upto 2 Mbps till 6 GB, upto 1 Mbps
CS130BBG Combo ULD 8400 beyond Upto 2 Mbps till 1 GB, upto 1 Mbps  beyondupto 2 Mbps till   6 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 1025 CS88   upto 4 Mbps till 8 GB, 512 Kbps beyond   upto 4 Mbps till 10 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 1445 upto 2 Mbps till 30 GB, upto 1 Mbps beyond beyondupto 4  Mbps till 30 GB, upto 1 Mbps beyond
BBG Combo ULD 1600 CS82 upto 2 Mbps till 20 GB, upto 1 Mbps beyond upto 4 Mbps till 30 GB, upto 1 Mbps beyond
BBG ULD 1491 EA upto 2 Mbps till 30 GB, 512 Kbps upto 4 Mbps till 40 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 1650 CS83 beyondupto 4 Mbps till 30 GB, 512 kbps beyond  beyondupto 4 Mbps till   40 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BB CSC ULD 1500 upto 2 Mbps till 30 GB, 512 Kbps upto 4 Mbps till 50 GB, upto 1 Mbps
BBG Combo ULD 2799 beyond upto 4 Mbps till   40 GB, upto 2 Mbps beyond beyondupto 4 Mbps till   80 GB, upto 2 Mbps beyond

*The above plans are subjected to change depending on circle so we request you to check with BSNL.

This is a welcome move from BSNL, which has been long awaited. If you remember, National Telecom Policy 2012 set the minimum speed of broadband service to 512Kbps from then existing 256kbps. This forced all ISP across the country to offer minimum 512Kbps broadband speed. The policy also proposed to increase the minimum speed to 2Mbps by 2015 which is yet to be implemented.

BSNL has taken the first step closer to achieving this target which would also force private players in the country to follow the same. Only a few days back, BSNL revised its minimum FUP limit to 2GB from existing 1GB and also increased FUP limit for most unlimited plans. With the latest revisions, BSNL broadband offering is more affordable and gained the competitive edge over its rivals.

Do you think this move from BSNL will force private broadband provider to increase minimum speed?

An IT professional who has got great passion for telecom. Has been closely watching Indian telecom space since 2009.

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