State-owned telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced a bonanza offer for its customers in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands on the eve of the inauguration of the prestigious Chennai – Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CANI) connecting submarine optical fiber cable project.
BSNL will provide high internet speed and multiple times increase in the volume of data downloads to all its wireline and mobile customers in the Islands. BSNL has also announced enhanced data volume in the existing plans in both wireline and mobile. The enhanced service will be available after the inaugration.
In the wireline segment, the copper broadband speeds is now upped to 10Mbps internet speeds and upto 15 times more data download ranging from 30 GB to 750 GB in a month on the existing plans. Post data limit exhaustion, the FUP speed has also been enhanced from 512 kbps to 2 Mbps in various plans.
FTTH customers will also be provided with higher speed upto 100 Mbps and upto 15 times data volume download from 60 GB to 1500 GB in a month on its existing plans. The FUP speed after exhaustion of data limit is also enhanced from 512 kbps to upto 4 Mbps in various plans.
“The CANI project of connecting the Islands with Chennai by a submarine optical fiber cable of 2312 Kms under Sea is executed by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). Despite many challenges, the project is completed in the scheduled timeline and without any cost overrun. Being a first of its kind project in India, BSNL ensured that the laying of submarine optical fiber cable is completed as per global specification to ensure quality.”
Shri PK Purwar, CMD BSNL
Mobile customers will have download speed increased from 2 to 20 times in all the existing plans having data facility, while keeping the same free benefits for calling and SMS. Apart from that, BSNL is brining in 10 new customer friendly plans with validity of 7 days to one year with high data volume.
While the facilities in terms of data volume download has been increased multiple times with enhanced speed, there is no increase in the monthly tariff plan charges in any of the plan, said Chief General Manager, BSNL, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.