Minimum 2 Mbps BSNL broadband from October 1

Minimum 2 Mbps BSNL broadband from October 1

Minimum  2 Mbps BSNL broadband  from October 1

BSNL would offer a minimum internet speed of two megabit Per Second from October 1 for no additional cost in an effort to lure more customers.

The state-run telecom giant’s effort is likely to prompt private operators to increase their connectivity speeds for lower cost, while it could also force telecom regulator TRAI to redefine broadband speeds which stands at 512 KBPS currently.

The offer, which would see BSNL increase its minimum broadband speed from 51 KBPS, was launched by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at Gurgaon on Monday.

"We have increased the internet speed four times ...we have ensured 2 Mbps is available at last mile, which is the customer premises starting October 1," BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava said.

He said the company is growing rapidly as it added 15 lakh mobile customers in the last few months against its average subscriber rate of seven/eight lakhs per month.

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