MTNL upgrades broadband download speed to 1 Mbps from 512 Kbps in Mumbai

Telecom service provider MTNL has upgraded its broadband download speed to up to 1 Mbps from 512 Kbps across all the plans in Mumbai.

The state-owned MTNL will provide the upgraded download speed to all new customers and existing customers can also migrate to the higher speed plan.

“This is one more customer centric lead taken by us towards providing a minimum broadband speed of up to 2 Mbps to all the customers by the year 2015 to usher in the National Telecom Policy 2012,” said MTNL chairman and managing director A K Garg.

MTNL provides an upload speed of 512 Kbps currently and is also planning to increase it further to 752 Kbps, its Executive Director Peeyush Agrawal said.


Presently, MTNL has 6.1 lakh customers which include 5.5 lakh broadband customers.

MTNL’s broadband serving capacity in Mumbai is for 8 lakh customers.

The promotional plans, launched today, will be effective for a period of 90 days, but the company may extend it depending on the market response, PTI reported.

MTNL also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA) on November 11 for launching training programs on cyber security, risk and crisis management, public safety and disaster management, security operations management and industrial security.

MTNL will start these trainings through its training centers at New Delhi and Mumbai. A dedicated resource will be allocated for this project and impart training. First batch of training is likely to start from March 2014. MTNL will be developing a one or two day series of awareness programs for the top management of companies and the government departments.

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