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18,980 mobile users join BSNL under MNP

Lightning fast!BSNL General Manager (Krishna telecom district) John Chrisostom inaugurating FTTH service at Vikasa Vidya Vanam, Adavinekklam in Krishna District on Friday.
Lightning fast!BSNL General Manager (Krishna telecom district) John Chrisostom inaugurating FTTH service at Vikasa Vidya Vanam, Adavinekklam in Krishna District on Friday.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) sub divisional engineer K.G.K. Benarji on Friday said that as many as 18,980 subscribers of other operators joined BSNL under the mobile number portability (MNP) and a new exchange has come up at Lotus Landmark and the Ramavarappadu exchange was upgraded.

Disclosing the highlights of the achievements during the financial year 2011-2012, Mr. Benarji said that the mobile customer base had increased to 5.1 lakh along with existing post-paid working connections of around 10,000.

“The mobile signal coverage was expanded adequately to cater to the demand generated by the increase in customer base.

During the year, 29 BTS (Base Transmitting Stations) were installed at remote areas like Chillakallu, Kosuru, East Madhavaram, Paritala, Ravicherla including at the city limits bringing the total BTS in the district to 348.

“The total number of internet service users has reached 30,159 and the existing rural broadband schemes with lowest tariff of Rs. 99 per month are very attractive. The enhancement of speed from 256 mbps to 512 mbps has increased the subscriber satisfaction in both rural and urban areas,” he added.

He said that Krishna district had taken an extra step in reaching out to the high-end customer base and recorded a business of Rs.8.47 crore in this category by crossing the target set by the State headquarters.

“Around 70 FTTH (fibre to the home) connections were given by laying of 65 kilometres OFC (optical fibre) cable in this year which has paved way for the latest and fastest internet technology with down-load speed up to 2.5 Gbps and upload up to 1.2 Gbps”.

He said that Wi-max systems were installed at Vuyyuru, Jaggaiahpet, Nandigama, Vissannapeta, Vatsavai, Kalidindi and G. Konduru and Chandarlapadu. Mr. Benarji said the CDR (call date records) was installed in November and the system was a customer-friendly one offering services like SMS, e-mail alert regarding billing and broadband usages.

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The customer can book a landline or make a landline payment in any customer service centre in South India. Under National Mission on Education through Information and Technology (NME-ICT), the BSNL has provided one Gbps internet connectively to Krishna University, NTR University of Health Sciences and School of Planning and Architecture.

“We have covered around 130 colleges by providing 900 connections with 512 Mbps speed,” he added.


  • The total number of internet service users has reached 30,159

  • Krishna district has taken an extra step in reaching out to the high-end customer base



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