Asia Bizz: India’s state-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has recently set a target of giving 600 to 700 connections of fibre to the home (FTTH) in the Krishna District through the special drives. On 9th November, 2011, M John Chrisostam, the Senior General Manager, said that till now only 11 customers have subscribed to the FTTH district.
The senior manager also added hat the number of subscribers is likely to increase in a special drive. The FTTH service allows consumers to utilize the 3D TV, HD TV, VoD, and also IPTV which would be integrated with internet and phone line with only one connection.
The FTTH subscribers will be provided with 1GB per second speed, however the rent of this service will be Rs. 33,000 per month. The subscribers would also be provided with other packages like the data speed of 2MB per second that is expected to be available to the customers at Rs. 1,300.
For the new FTTH connection, it will cost the corporation Rs. 12,000, but BSNL will not be collecting it from the subscribers. John has said that the capacity of Lotus Landmark was 1,000 landlines which would be later increased to 2,000 in future. To increase the mobile connectivity, a small microwave tower will be erected at the Lotus Landmark.