Exclusive: MTNL Mumbai adds flexibility for speed v/s data in all broadband plans

By September 14th, 2016 AT 3:29 PM

After posting standalone loss of 718 Cr during April-June quarter, MTNL has now revamped all its broadband plans in Mumbai circle and now lets the subscriber pick between two alternatives at the same tariff point, one can either go for higher speeds coupled with lower pre FUP data quota or opt for lower speeds coupled with higher pre FUP data quota.

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In the above table for example, the entry level pack ‘600-2M’ priced at Rs 600 will now offer 12 GB of data at 2 Mbps speed then unlimited data at 1 Mbps speed. While for those who prefer speed over data limit can select another pack ‘600-8M’ which comes with 8 Mbps speed till 6 GB then unlimited data at 1 Mbps speed. New and existing subscribers can also choose pack’s ranges from Rs 800 to Rs 3000.

The PSU telecom unit which is concerned about its shrinking market share of broadband subscribers in their two metro circles is trying to take timely steps to prevent losing its subscribers to private local ISPs. We hope these revised broadband plans can help the struggling telco to get a few new subscribers in the coming days. But if Jio enters the market with super cheap Gigafiber plans with much higher data limit, MTNL would surely be in trouble to be able to sustain with such plans.

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DGupta
DGupta

This is nowhere close to enough to beat the market. MTNL should be offering at least 50GB at 8-10 Mbps for no more than 750 Rs to compete, inclusive of landline rental. And that was the last year or two. Maybe, MTNL can just rent their lines to private ISPs to put in their own DSLAMs and sell a more efficient broadband service. So, sell it for whatever someone is still willing to pay for it. I don’t think the sarkari babus at MTNL know how to run it. They lose 100 Rs on every 100 Rs they bring in… Read more »

Jeevan
Jeevan

Nope. Still garbage. I dont know why no matter what plan you pick, no matter how high the speed, the post-FUP is always 1-2 mbps. That speed might be OK for someone who only needs to surf sites or check email. But anyone planning to do some serious streaming or downloading is basically being asked to pay for a 1mbps connection since they will eat through the data limit in days.

Rituraj
Rituraj

Yeah.. It’s the era of broadband speed of at least 16Mbps Unlimited to stream any quality video 1080p or even 4K without buffering. 1 or 2Mbps is basically an outdated speed.

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