India Broadband Market Set for High Competition in 2020

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1Q 2020 | IN-5711


BSLN Introduced Two New Broadband Plans


India’s home broadband market is likely to see higher competition in 2020, as India’s state-owned telecom operator BSNL introduced two new broadband plans to its customers just before the end of 2019. The plans are priced at INR299 (US$4) and INR491 (US$7). While both plans support 20 Mbps broadband speed and unlimited calling to any network via BSNL landline, the former plan comes with a 50 GB data cap and the latter with 120 GB data cap. These recently announced broadband plans are among the operator’s moves to compete against Reliance Jio’s recent entrance to the market with fiber-optic broadband deployment. Reliance is rolling out fiber-optic broadband access and started commercial launch of its JioFiber service in September 2019.

India's Fixed Broadband Market Needs Expansion


The Indian broadband market is very limited, with only 6% of households having broadband access. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is the dominating technology, followed by cable broadband. Key operators such as BSNL ow…

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