Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (abbreviated as BSNL) has summed up additional 600 broadband connections in a time frame of 1 Month in the district of Nashik following the orders of new plans and news of execution of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.
The overall number of broadband connections has elevated to 40,600 connections as of June 30 from 40,000 on May 31 in Nashik. The Union Finance Ministry has made an online network, Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), which is essential for 3 main procedures—returns filing, registration, and payments. For this reason, Internet has turned out to be the requirement of the hour for businessmen and traders.
General Manager of BSNL, Nitin Mahajan, told the media that the need for Internet broadband of BSNL has elevated for the last 1 Month owing to the new GST regime. “In June 2017, BSNL added almost 600 fresh broadband connections all over Nashik. In addition to this, we are adding almost 50 fresh broadband connections each day since July 1 due to the new GST regime,” he said to the media.
Over half of the total business of BSNL comes from broadband and landline categories. Therefore, the firm is aiming on elevating both broadband and landline connections.
BSNL has rolled a new plan for Rs 49 per month for landline connections under which users will be provided with free calls for 24 Hours on every Sunday and free voice STD calls from 9 AM to 7 PM for remaining days of the week. Also, a plan of Rs 333 per month is available that provides limitless data for a validity of 60 Days.
The market stakes of BSNL in Nashik is almost 10%. Approximately, 31% of entire business of the company comes via data card and broadband business. But Internet business of BSNL has been rising vertically for the last couple of years.
Presently, BSNL has a user base of 5.48 Lakh subscribers across all segments including mobile, landline, and broadband business. Out of these users, 4.50 Lakh are post-paid and pre-paid subscribers.