Exclusive: BSNL to upgrade all Broadband plans to minimum 2Mbps pre FUP speed Pan India from October

By September 4th, 2015 AT 6:20 PM

In an attempt to defend its rapidly shrinking turf in the wired broadband segment due to cut throat competition with private National and Local ISPs, State owned BSNL has today announced that it will be upgrading all existing Broadband plans for both old and new customers to minimum speed of 2Mbps pre FUP.

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After the FUP quota of allotted free data is exhausted the speed will revert back to 512 Kbps like before. All upgraded plans will come into effect from 1st October 2015.

Though this is a welcomed move from BSNL it would have made the deal sweeter had the operator made the Post FUP speed a minimum of 2 Mbps. Especially for plans of flat 512 Kbps the new upgraded speed of 2Mbps for just 1GB actually seems like merely a formality for maintaining uniformity in the 2Mbps pre FUP speed initiative.

The details of the upgraded plans on a pan India basis is as follows:

Plan NameExisting BandwidthRevised Bandwidth
BBG UL 545512 Kbps Flatupto   2   Mbps   till   1   GB,   512   Kbps beyond
BBG Combo UL 675512 Kbps Flatupto   2   Mbps   till   1   GB,   512   Kbpsbeyond
BBG Rural Combo UL 650512 Kbps Flatupto   2   Mbps   till   1   GB,   512   Kbpsbeyond
BB Home UL 645 CS35512 Kbps Flatupto   2   Mbps   till   1   GB,   512   Kbpsbeyond
BB   Home   Combo   UL   775CS36512 Kbps Flatupto   2   Mbps   till   1   GB,   512   Kbpsbeyond
BBG Combo UL 5500 CS73512 Kbps Flatupto   2   Mbps   till   1   GB,   512   Kbpsbeyond
BBG Combo ULD 8451 Mbps till 6 GB, 512 KbpsbeyondUpto   2   Mbps   till   6   GB,   512   Kbpsbeyond
BB  Home  Combo  ULD  899CS371 Mbps till 6 GB, 512 KbpsbeyondUpto   2   Mbps   till   6   GB,   512   Kbpsbeyond

The following upgraded plans are applicable only in Tirupati, Kurnool, Anantpur, Warangal & Nellore service areas of AP circle

Plan NameExisting BandwidthRevised Bandwidth
BBG ULD 545upto  1  Mbps  till  10  GB,  512Kbps beyondupto  2  Mbps  till  10  GB,  512  Kbpsbeyond

While the following upgraded plans are only applicable in Khammam,  Ongole,  Karimnagar,  Cuddappah,  Mahboobnagar, Nizamabad, Nalagonda, Adilabad, Srikakulam & Vizianagaram service areas of AP circle

Plan NameExisting BandwidthRevised Bandwidth
BBG Combo ULD 675upto 1 Mbps till 10 GB, 512Kbps beyondupto  2  Mbps  till  10  GB,  512  Kbpsbeyond
BBG Combo ULD 845upto 1 Mbps till 12 GB, 512Kbps beyondupto  2  Mbps  till  12  GB,  512  Kbpsbeyond

Only time will tell whether this new tactic resorted to by BSNL will work in its favour to arrest the growing rate of disconnections and surrenders and helping them add new subscribers.

What do you think of this new BSNL initiative? Would you go for these plans? Let us know your views and opinions through your comments below.

Esmail is our very own in-house spectrum specialist. He is passionate about Telecom, DTH and OTT video streaming apps. When not writing an article, you can find him binge watching shows on Netflix while sipping on a cup of coffee.

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