MTNL cuts 50 pc in broadband tariff

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New Delhi, Aug 13: In an attempt to increase its broadband consumer base, state-run Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Ltd (MTNL) on Wednesday, Aug 13 said it has reduced its broadband charges by 50 per cent. ''We have slashed the charges of our broadband service in the national capital by up to 50 per cent,'' company Executive Director (Delhi) A K Arora told reporters.

The PSU has announced a plan that will offer customers high speed (2 mbps) Internet access at a monthly rental of Rs 99 and 150 mb free download. Alternately, users can opt for a monthly rental scheme of Rs 149 with free download of 400 mb.

Currently, MTNL has 2.6 lakhs broadband customers in Delhi. Mr Arora said the reduction in tariff will be effective from Friday, Aug 15 for new customers. And for the existing customers, it will be available from Monday, Sept 1.

With a view to attract more customers to its unlimited plan, MTNL has also reduced the monthly rental by 34 per cent from Rs 899 to Rs 599. MTNL, which provides telecom services in Delhi and Mumbai, also launched its Mobile TV.

''The TV service on mobile handsets 'MTNL-TV' is available in Delhi and the NCR for MTNL customers both on Dolphin and Trump,'' Mr Arora said.

He said 20 channels will be provided, and the monthly charge will be Rs 99.

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