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After Jio, BSNL muscles into the fibre internet sector, launches “Bharat Fiber”

PW Bureau

The new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service, which will offer 35 GB of Internet data per day for domestic use, is aimed at countering the Jio Giga Fiber service launched last year New Delhi: State-run telecom firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is stepping up its push on matching Reliance Jio's Internet services by launching the high-speed “Bharat Fiber” broadband service. Offering prices as low as Rs 1.1 per GB, the new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service, which will offer 35 GB of Internet data per day for domestic use, is aimed at countering the Jio Giga Fiber service launched last year. The state-owned operator recently upgraded its unlimited broadband plans too, offering up to six times more data than its previous service.

BSNL tries to woo super-fast Netizens

"We realised that now customers are demanding super-fast Internet and have started owning more electronic gadgets and entertainment tools than ever before," said Vivek Banzal, Director of CFA, BSNL board, in the statement."So our Fiber to Home technology has been upgraded and we are happy to announce the launch of Bharat Fiber which will be an affordable yet able to meet the huge data demand of our customers." BSNL also recently introduced a 25 percent cashback offer on its annual and half-yearly broadband plans to take on the likes of Jio GigaFiber and Airtel broadband services. To begin its service, BSNL has started taking “Bharat Fiber” bookings on its online portal.