SNL has a world class, multi-gigabit, multi-protocol, convergent IP infrastructure through National Internet Backbone, through which it is providing convergent services through the same backbone and broadband access network. The Broadband service is available on ADSL technology (on the same copper cable that is used for connecting telephone), on a countrywide basis.
In terms of infrastructure for broadband services NIB has put India at par with most advanced nations. The services that are supported includes:
Always-on broadband access to the Internet for residential and business customers
Content based services
Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
Games on Demand
Music and Video on Demand
Major Highlights of Broadband Service
High speed Internet connectivity (upto 24 Mbps)
Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to the broadband customers
Pre-paid and post paid broadband services.
Technical Capability of the Backbone
The Broadband Service is being given through the state of the art Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based IP Infrastructure, which is designed to provide reliable routes to cover all possible destinations within and outside the country. Layer 1 of the network consist of a high speed Backbone comprising of 29 powerful Core Routers connected with high speed 2.5 Gbps(STM-16) links. The routers are located on the national DWDM network interfacing at STM-16 optical level to provide for high transmission speeds.
What the customer needs in order to be able to use Broadband?
BSNL’s Bfone (Basic phone) connection
Personel Computer/Laptop with 10/100 Ethernet Port
ADSL CPE (Customer Premise Equipment). This can be taken from BSNL at nominal rental per month or may be outrightly purchased.
How do I apply for a BSNL Broadband connection
For applying a broadband connection you may download the form from this page and submit the same at your nearest BSNL Customer Service Center