BSNL to increase broadband capacity in B'lore

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Bangalore, Oct 1: The broadband capacity in Bangalore will touch 2 lakh by this month end, BSNL, Bangalore Telecom District Principal General Manager Shubhuendu Ghosh said today.

Talking to newsmen here on the occasion of BSNL completing seven years, he said that the present broad band capacity was 1.62 lakhs and there are 1.15 lakh working broad band connection at present.

"We would be able to augment our capacity to 3.42 lakhs by March 2008. We have also launched IPTV in Bangalore and we have around 500 connections working at present," he said.

Stating that there were 20,000 applications for broadband connection, Mr Ghosh said that the entire backlog would be cleared and from November one connections would be given on demand.

Replying to a question, he said that complaints on functioning of broadband has come down drastically and from 11,000 per month has reduced to 3,000.

Claiming that the demand for land line has not come down after advent of mobile, Mr Ghosh said that in Bangalore Urban 51,000 connections were provided during the first six months of this year against 44,000 connections provided during the same period last year.


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