Warangal Urban: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Warangal, is all set to give a tough competition to private broadband service providers in the city, as it will be offering the ‘Fibre To The Home’ (FTTH) services from Wednesday.
It already entered into an agreement in public private partnership (PPP) mode with Mahathi Warangal Communications & Cable TV Network to provide the FTTH services in Warangal city.
According to the BSNL officials, it is first-of-its-kind of service to be provided by the BSNL in PPP mode across the country.
BSNL’s Warangal Principal General Manager K Narender told Telangana Today that BSNL’s Chief General Manager from Hyderabad region, L Anantharamam, would inaugurate the services on Wednesday.
While there are 10,000 broadband customers in the erstwhile Warangal district, the company planned to reach to one lakh customers in the erstwhile district.
“Since the number of broadband connections set up through the cable by the three major internet service providers, is between 13,000 and 14,000. We would capture their market in the days ahead,” an official said, adding that the FTTH service would provide both the high speed broadband and the telephone services.
“The optical fibre will replace the copper wires,” he said. The BSNL had also held discussions with a few cable TV network companies for introducing the FTTH services in Mahabubabad, Jangaon and Bhupalpally towns, which were made into district headquarters following the districts’ reorganisation.
“We are ready to introduce FTTH service in Narsampet and Nekkonda towns, if private firms help us in developing the infrastructure.” said the official.
BSNL will be offering FTTH connections with the tariff of Rs 645 for 50 GB data with 10 mbps speed and Rs 1,045 for 100 GB data with 20 mbps speed in Warangal city.