Going by recent news, BSNL is all set to take on its competitors in the FTTH segment by offering massive upgrades in data usage and drastically reducing prices.
Starting June 12,2018, the Fibro Combo ULD 777 plan offers users data usage of 500 GB per month at speeds of up to 50 Mbps. The plan costs INR 777 per month. On using up the 500 GB data,the speed of the connection reduces to up to 2 Mbps.
The Fibro Combo ULD 1277 plan offers speeds up to 100 Mbps at INR 1277 per month. The data limit is 750 GB per month! On exhausting the data, the speed will reduce to 2 Mbps.
Furthermore, both plans offer users unlimited voice calls to any network.
What is interesting is, the BSNL website it self does not seem to announce any such news. The FTTH plans displayed on their website seem to be very expensive. The cheapest plan costs INR 3999 with 20 Mbps speed up to 300 GB and 2 Mbps beyond that.
If the new FTTH BSNL plans turn out to be true, they are more affordable compared to the current Airtel and ACT broadband plans.
ACT recently changed the FUP limits. Still, their post FUP speed limit of 512 kbps is far lower than 2 Mbps.
We must also remember that JIO is conducting trials of its own FTTH connections in various Indian cities and is expected to go public with inexpensive plans shortly. Jio website