BSNL announces Rs 995 broadband plan to counter Reliance JioGigaFiber service

BSNL is updating its broadband plan to counter JioGigaFiber set to go live later this month.

  • Published: August 1, 2018 9:55 AM IST

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State-owned telecom player Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced a new broadband plan ahead of the launch of Reliance JioGigaFiber service in the country. The telecom player has introduced new broadband plan in its Kerala circle that offers more data to its subscribers.

The new BSNL Fibro BBG ULD 995 plan is priced at Rs 995 and it comes with data benefits of FUP 200GB at speed of 20Mbps. The plan might not seem that attractive when compared to plans from service providers like ACT broadband and Bharti Airtel. BSNL’s plan offers data speed of 2Mbps after customers exhaust their FUP data.

BSNL states that this new Fibro BBG ULD 995 plan will be available as a limited period offer and will be valid up to a period of 90 days from the date of introduction. The plan does not seem to be aimed to compete with other private internet service providers in the state and will serve as an option to its existing customers currently subscribed to a lower tariff plan with much less data. This new broadband plan will be available only in Ernakulam circle of Kerala and won’t be offered in other cities.

One of the key benefits of this tariff plan is the FUP data limit that it has to offer. The FUP that it offers is 200GB at a speed of 20Mbps. The plan also gives BSNL users an email ID with space of 1GB. In comparison with other plans from the operator, the Fibro BBG ULD 995 does not come with any calling benefits. With this plan, the state-owned telecom player is also charging installation fee of Rs 500 for new users while existing users can simply change their plan.

BSNL also offers discounts when you pay for a long term tariff plan. The one year plan will cost Rs 10,945 while a two year subscription is priced at Rs 20,898. The company also offers a three year plan priced at Rs 29,850, which translates to a discount of 16 percent.

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BSNL has also revised some of its other broadband plans with more data and faster data speed to counter Jio’s broadband service even before its launch later this month. The company has announced that its Fibro Combo ULD 16999 priced at Rs 16,999 will come with 3TB of data while cheaper plan like the Fibro Combo ULD 3999 now offer 500GB FUP data with 50Mbps download at Rs 3,999.

  • Published Date: August 1, 2018 9:55 AM IST