Monday, 2 March 2015

BSNL to cut 3G internet rates by 50%

Against the trend of climbing mobile internet cost, state-run telecom company BSNL is likely to incision its 3G data rates by at least Fifty %  once the next phase of its network expansion is completed.

"We almost said that 3G data rates can be drop off by at least 50 % distinguished to current rates under phase 8 of our network growth," BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastav told PTI in an interview in Barcelona.

The company at present offers 3G mobile internet at par with 2G rates of famous of telecom companies. It hawk 1 GB of 3G mobile internet service for Rs 175 and 2GB for Rs 251.

"We have utilised over 90 per cent of 3G capacity. If we decrease tariff right now, there can be quick increase in traffic and network may not be able to bear the load. Once we expand this quantity  to handle adequate traffic under phase 8, we will trim rates," Shrivastav said.

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