BSNL launches enhanced data plans for Andaman & Nicobar IslandsNew Delhi: State-run telecom operator BSNL today announced new broadband plans and enhanced its existing plans both in wireline and mobile customers for submarine cable connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The revamped BSNL tariff plans will enable high speed internet access and associated services to the people of Islands, said an official release. The new and enhanced data services announced will be effective immediately after the inauguration, the state-run telco in a statement said.

“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 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.” PK Purwar, Chairman, BSNL said.

For BSNL Wireline customers, Copper broadband customers will now be provided with higher speeds which is up to 10Mbps and up to 15 times more data download ranging from 30 GB to 750 GB in a month on its existing plans. The data speed restriction after the download limit, is also enhanced from 512 kbps to up to 2 Mbps in various plans.

For BSNL Mobile customers, the data download offered will be increased from 2 to 20 times in all the existing plans having data facility, while keeping the same free voice minutes and SMS.

“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.” Chief General Manager, BSNL, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, said.

BSNL FTTH (Optical Fibre) customers will also be provided with higher speed up to 100 Mbps and up to 15 times data volume download ranging from 60 GB to 1500 GB in a month on its existing plans. The data speed restriction after the download limit, is also enhanced from 512 kbps to up to 4 Mbps in various plans.

In addition to these benefits, 10 new customer friendly plans with validity of 7 days to one year with high data volume, will also be available to customers in A&N Islands.

The inauguration of Chennai – Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CANI) connecting submarine optical fiber cable project will be done tomorrow on Monday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.





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