In lieu of counteracting Jio Gaga Fiber, state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in all probability would revamp its fiber to the home (FTTH) offerings to take on the upcoming rival. BSNL has reportedly rolled out its additional benefits, which includes the increase of its FUP data for four of its FTTH plans at the same prices. The plans worth ₹3,999, ₹5,999, ₹9,999, and ₹16,999 would now offer more data than the earlier FUP. This latest move by BSNL comes on the heels of Jio launching GigaFiber in 1,100 cities across India, after being under testing for around two years. To recall, the BSNL had recently rolled out increased FUP benefits in the Chennai circle.
As mentioned, BSNL has refreshed four fiber broadband plans, worth ₹3,999, ₹5,999, ₹9,999, and ₹16,999 to offer more data. To delve deep, the first is the BSNL Fibro Combo ULD 3999 plan that is now supposed to offer 500GB of FUP data with download speeds of 50Mbps for ₹3,999 per month. Earlier, the plan came with 300GB at 20Mbps. This updated plan still offers unlimited data to access the Internet, but after the FUP limit is exhausted the download speed would again drop down to 4Mbps.
The second fiber broadband plan that BSNL is said to have upgraded is the Fibro Combo ULD 5999. It now reportedly offers 1000GB of FUP data per month at 60Mbps speed. Previously, the plan came with 400GB of FUP data at 30Mbps. This plan, in addition, offers unlimited data and the post FUP speed gets reduced to 4Mbps, priced at ₹5,999.
Now, comes the third offer, where BSNL is said to have revised the Fibro Combo ULD 9999 plan. This plan now reportedly offers 2TB of FUP data at 80Mbps speed. The plan costs around ₹9,999 for a monthly rental. Earlier, this plan offered data with 600GB FUP limit at 50Mbps. Notably, all these prices are exclusive of taxes and service charges. This plan also offers unlimited data and the post FUP speed gets reduced to 6Mbps.
Finally, BSNL in all probability would also revamp its Fibro Combo ULD 16999 plan that now offers 3TB of FUP data at 100Mbps speed. The plan costs around ₹16,999 for a monthly rental. Earlier, the plan provided 800GB of FUP data at 100Mbps. Similar to the other offers, this plan also provides unlimited data, but the post FUP speed gets reduced to 4Mbps.
Meanwhile, Jio had officially announced the launch of Jio GigaFiber earlier this month. With claimed speeds of up to 1Gbps, this service aims to deliver wall-to-wall broadband service for mobile devices, which would also work on TVs with the help of GigaTV set-top boxes and smart home devices. Also, in addition, services such as Ultra HD entertainment on TV, multi-party video conferencing, voice-activated virtual assistant, virtual reality gaming and shopping, and smart home solutions would be also provided to subscribers.