BSNL to swap out Tamil Nadu copper for fibre

23 February 2024

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched the ‘BSNL Mission Mode Fiberization’ project in Tamil Nadu with the aim of transitioning all current copper-based landline and broadband connections to high-speed fibre connections within six months.

As part of this initiative, around 1.2 lakh copper connections in the Tamil Nadu circle will be converted to fibre.

BSNL customers will receive a complimentary optical fibre modem and will not incur any installation charges. They can also retain their existing telephone numbers, ensuring a seamless transition to the fibre network.

BSNL said it is offering wired line internet services on Fiber to the Home (FTTH) technology in Tamil Nadu with high-speed unlimited data ranging from 30-300Mbps, along with unlimited voice calls, and Quality of Service (QoS) to suit diverse customer needs across business, commercial, institutional, and residential sectors. Additionally, BSNL also offers value-added OTT services to its customers.

With around 4.6 Lakh FTTH connections, BSNL has successfully extended its network to every corner of Tamil Nadu, including remote rural areas and challenging terrains. By transitioning from copper-based to fibre service, data services will significantly improve for BSNL customers with speeds ranging from a minimum of 30-300Mbps, compared to the previous 10Mbps.