State owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Monday said it will increase the speed of broadband internet to a minimum of 2 Mbps from the current speed of existing 512 Kbps. The increase in internet speed will be applicable to both new and old landline subcribers, it said.
After exhausting of the free quota, the speed will revert to 512 Kbps like earlier before. All upgraded plans will come into effect from October 1 2015, BSNL CMD, Anupam Srivastava said at an official event held in Gurgaon.
The total number of broadband users were at 1.57 crore by June end, as per the latest figures released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai). BSNL has 99 lakh broadband users on its network, and Bharti Airtel 14.7 lakh users, the data showed.
Telecom Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, while launching BSNL broadband initiative, reiterated that telecommunications companies have to find the solution to the call drop issues, as it has become serious concern in the past 3-4 months. He added that mobile phone companies are not doing enough to reduce call drops and must optimise their networks.