Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will be taking on RJio’s JioGigafiber with the launch of its own broadband service: Bharat Fiber, reports Gadgets360. The new high-speed, fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service by the state owned service provider is outlined to offer 35GB data per day for domestic use at as low as Rs. 1.1 per GB, the report highlights.
BSNL has also recently launched a new broadband plan which offers 3GB daily data at the cost of Rs. 549. Not only this, but BSNL’s newly launched plan is also being offered on discount price if the user chooses for the one year, two years or three years’ subscription of the plan. It’s evident that the state-owned telecom operator is not planning to stay behind the private operators even in the broadband services.
For this new development, the report states that BSNL has started taking Bharat Fiber bookings through its online portal. The launch was confirmed in a press statement released over the weekend.
Vivek Banzal, Director of CFA, BSNL board said in the statement, “We realised that now customers are demanding super-fast Internet and have started owning more electronic gadgets and entertainment tools than ever before.”
“So our Fiber to Home technology has been upgraded and we are happy to announce the launch of Bharat Fiber which will be an affordable yet able to meet the huge data demand of our customers.”
According to the report, BSNL hasn’t revealed the technology that would be powering the Bharat Fiber. However, Banzal in the statement says the aim of the new service is to provide connectivity in “every home” of the country.
Although, BSNL’s Bharat Fiber hasn’t seen a broader rollout, it will rival Reliance Jio’s GigaFiber broadband service that was launched back in August in 2018.