BSNL to Facilitate 100 Mbps Internet Connection to Rural Areas

By July 4th, 2018 AT 6:55 PM

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, the state-owned telco has recently announced that it will install VSAT Gateways at Yeur (near Thane in Maharashtra). The public telecom carrier has said that it would install these VSATs to provide high speed internet connectivity to remote areas of India like North-East, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand and LWE (left wing extremism) affected states like Chhattisgarh, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand etc. The telco will also install another VSAT gateway at Sikandrabad (near Bulandshahar in UP). These VSATS will further facilitate internet connectivity with up to 100 Mbps speed.


VSAT networks have certain edge over the usual mobile data services. The High Throughput Satellite Services (HTS VSAT) have no last mile POP dependency and they are able to relay high speed internet with 100 Mbps download speed and 12 Mbps upload speed. Lastly, the VSAT gateways will also be able to cater pan-India internet service which will be scalable to 50,000+ rural locations. Another added advantage of the VSAT gateways is the cost effectiveness which is due to the shared bandwidth system.

Furthermore, BSNL states that its VSAT broadband has opened up a host of new services and capabilities to the far-flung areas where till now it was difficult to provide adequate connectivity. It will also be possible to provide true broadband to every location across the nation with adequate speed, performance and reliability.

N K Mehta, Director (Enterprise) BSNL told that “Satellite communication would play a significant role to make the DIGITAL INDIA a reality, with this BSNL is able to connect defence establishment, administrative offices in difficult areas and help local administration in mitigating natural disaster effectively.”

BSNL has been a leader in India’s broadband segment with over 10 million customers under its belt and the telco even has over 110 million mobile subscribers. The government is also aiming to provide satellite connectivity in North-East regions under the BharatNet program.

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Their Copper wires are getting really worse . I am from a city in haryana and i they first use to provide 8mbps plans then with the time it came to 4mbps as people’s adsl connection was dropping and at present situation they are providing only 2mbps line at locations where they use to provide 8mbps back in 2016. The quality of their wires and connections getting bad day by day and they are talking about providing 100mbps in rural areas. Lol. They are providing 2mbps at my location which is less than a km from exchange. I am so… Read more »

Nakul sharma
Nakul sharma

Please clean all the connection and seal all the connection of copper wire.
You will see a change

Sunny | Lucknow
Sunny | Lucknow

So you’re suggesting him to clean and seal all the joints, all the way to his BSNL exchange?

S Gopal
S Gopal

He would be in a better vantage point to state whether he meant it all the way to the exchange. It could be possible that he meant the inadvertent joints or two that have been made from the nearest telephone pole to the location of the modem. Usually there are two, one when the more hardy black wires are truncated and the inner grey coloured wires (that lead upto the DSL splitter) and the other one being at the splitter. I agree that the copper wire lines that were essentially meant to carry voice communications on the POTS (Plain Old… Read more »

AU(Airtel User)
AU(Airtel User)

These kids on tt think only airtel vodafone jio can provide such speeds. BSNL MTNL will be there and provide 100 Mbps. Avoid n jio are dependent on NOFN Via BBNL and BSNL and usof in Andaman Islands. Add to it hilly areas where only BSNL works. BSNL is going nowhere be rest assured. Every private telco is running on loans given by government.

S Gopal
S Gopal

True, MTNL has started providing 1 Gbps speeds, albeit at the price of Rs. 4,990.

100 Mbps speed plan is far more affordable at Rs. 1,500, that was earlier the price for a mere 4 Mbps plan.

Just as MTNL has unleashed their FTTH services, by roping in partners under their FTTH Revenue Sharing policy, similary many of the BSNL circles should go ahead an execute the FTTH Revenue Sharing policy formulated by BSNL.

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