Mahanagar telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has announced its Fibre to the home (FTTH) plans on 29 th April 2011 and 01 st May 2011 for Mumbai and Delhi region respectively. With this technology internet speeds can reach up to 10GBPS to start off they have introduced plans to a maximum up to 10 MBPS plans with FUP.
Yes, MTNL has now introduced fair usage policy in its tariff plans which are as follows
|Name||Download||Upload||Free Data||Tairff PM||Beyond free data||Free Static IP|
|Fibre 649||Up to 2 MBPS||512 KBPS||5 GB||649.00**||0.6||1|
|Fibre Delight 850||Up to 4 MBPS||512 KBPS||7 GB||850**||Next 3GB @ 20P, Next 5GB @ 15P, Next 5GB @ 12.5P, Next 10GB @ 10P, Next 10GB @ 8P, Next 10GB @ 6P, Next 50GB @ 4P, Above 100GB @ 2.5P||1|
|Fibre 1||1 MBPS||512 KBPS||15 GB x||999**||After fair usage limit download and upload speed will be limited to 512 KBPS||1|
|Fibre 2||2 MBPS||1 MBPS||40 GB x||1899**||After fair usage limit download and upload speed will be limited to 512 KBPS||1|
|Fibre 3||4 MBPS||2 MPBS||80 GB x||3499**||After fair usage limit download and upload speed will be limited to 512 KBPS||1|
|Fibre 10||10 MBPS||2 MBPS||120 GB x||5999**||After fair usage limit download and upload speed will be limited to 512 KBPS||1|
** In all the above plans ONT service charges Rs. 100/- is included which is not shareable. Therefore, in monthly plans Rs. 100/- and in Annual plans Rs. 1000/- will not be shareable. (This condition is not showing up in Mumbai plans, therefore subscribers of Mumbai has to check with 1504 or regional exchange for applicability of the mentioned condition)
After looking into the tariffs of both cities I found out that they are almost similar and FUP was least expected from operators like MTNL and BSNL, they have shaped the broadband scene of the country and FUP which as per me disturbs the same.
After to announcement I had word with many of my tech savy friends and browsed some of the forums as well and heard similar voices that everyone was looking for such advanced technology the only part which was bugging them was the fair usage policy and the tairff plans are not too attractive which will compel the user to change from DSL to Fibre especially due to FUP.
I am really looking forward to this new offering by MTNL and would wait for some more time till there are some changes to its policies and further lowering of tariffs.