Wednesday, November 10, 2010

BSNL 3G Tariff will change according to Market Competition

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) which is planning to expand its third generation (3G) services to 120 more cities across the country by December might change its 3G tariff.

Gopal Das, BSNL chairman and managing director, said to Telecom Yatra, "Our 3G tariff is will change depending upon the market dynamics and volume."

He added, " Initially we had come with a 3G tariff plan so that people start getting used to our 3G services and now when most of the private players will start offering the services we may have relook at it."

BSNL, which got the first movers advantage as it bagged 3G airwaves ahead of the private players has only, 1.8 million of its subscribers who use 3G services as of now.

BSNL charges its 3G customers 30 paise per minute for video calls. Apart from that, BSNL also offers data usage at a rate of 1 paisa per 10 Kilobytes (Kb).

The telco has also taken several steps such as improving 3G coverage and launching more value added services to enhance the 3G experience.

Most of the private players, except Tata Docomo, who had bagged 3G spectrum in the recently held auction plans to launch the service by the end of the year. Tata Docomo has already launched 3G in the country from Diwali.

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