labels: bharat sanchar nigam ltd, mtnl, telecom
BSNL is more purse friendly news
Venkatachari Jagannathan
19 January 2005

Chennai: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) launched their new broadband services on the same day. Both the companies have the government as the major shareholder. And both may be merged this year. But their tariff plans and brand names are quite different. While BSNL has branded its broadband as Dataone, MTNL has named it Triband.

Their offerings are so different that just one can be used for a comparative study. If one takes their per MB rate of Re1 as the common denominator, it is clear BSNL is more purse friendly.

Feature

BSNL Business 1200

MTNL DSL 1199

Bandwidth

256kbps

256kbps

Monthly Charges

Rs1,200

Rs1,199

Annual Charges

Rs12,000

Rs12,900

Download

4.00GB

1.25GB

Additional downloads

Rs2.00 per MB

Rs1.20 per MB

Free e-mail ID

1

2

Space per email ID

5 MB

4MB

BSNL is even more subscriber-friendly when one compares its rates with private players like Tata Indicom:

Feature

BSNL Home 500

Tata Indicom DSL 250

Bandwidth

256kbps

up to 512kbps

Monthly Charges

Rs500

Rs500

Modem Rent

Rs100

nil

Download and Upload

1GB

250MB

Installation Charges

Rs500

Rs2,500

Modem Deposit

Rs500

nil

Security Deposit

nil

Rs1,000

also see : BSNL hits the broadband highway
BSNL's Dataone not to affect Midas Communications

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