BSNL is planning to increase its mobile broadband capacity to 600 terabyte to combat competition from Reliance Jio. According to sources, BSNL is planning to ramp up its mobile broadband capacity by up to two-fold to 600 terabytes in a month.
Commenting on the development, BSNL Chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava revealed that they are seeing an enormous increase in usage of mobile data on our network. We will be increasing our data network capacity to deliver high-speed 3G and other services. In South, we will double the capacity to 600 TB and in other zones, it will be up to 450 TB by November.
Interestingly, BSNL did not participate in the recent spectrum auction. The company is making efforts to monetise its existing mobile airwaves.
Rcently, BSNL launched unlimited 3G scheme for Rs. 1099. This is one of the key reasons for the increase in demand for mobile data on BSNL network. The plan also provides unlimited access to 3G with no limit in speed for a period of 30 days.
Shrivastava added that in 2012, data usage on BSNL network was around 80 TB. However, after the recent introduction of unlimited 3G Internet plan, the company is witnessing a splurge in data usage. When compared to July, the consumption has substantially increased to 353TB.
He also clarified that average data download per customer under the plan has been around 2.2 GB which means 66 GB per customer in a month.
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