Its interesting to know that now State owned telecom, MTNL has announced that it will offer broadband speed of 2 Mbps, to all its existing and new subscribers, in Delhi and Mumbai.
The announcement comes along with the inauguration of the new building of MTNL, ‘Mahanagar Doorsanchar Bhawan’, in Delhi.
Perhaps this offer comes in a bid to further popularize internet broadband usage in the country, Last week the Indian Department of Telecom has touted the year 2007, as the ‘Year of Broadband’ and has already announced a speed upgrade for BSNL subscribers. Both, MTNL and BSNL subscribers will be liable for the broadband speed enhancement upto 2 Mbps from 1st January, 2007 at the existing rates.
The new MTNL building in Delhi, will house futuristic services of the MTNL, such as convergent billing, this will enable MTNL to provide single bill of all services they offer, instead of multiple bills. MTNL aims at enabling its subscribers to access their billing status on real-time basis, via the Internet.
Dayanidhi Maran, minister of communications & information technology, revealed that the convergent billing system of MTNL will come into effect from 31st March, next year.