MTNL Mumbai FTTH Review

d5aqoëp

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Connection booked: July 2018
Connection done on: 06 Jan 2019

Following is the basic info of the connection

ONU: Alphion 2018 model supporting GPON. (In bridge mode)
Plan: FTTH-2000-100MBPS (Rs. 2000 for 1000 GB data @ 100 Mbps)
Router: Asus RT-AC88U as main router + Asus Blue Cave as Wifi Mesh node connected with Ethernet CAT7 cable.
Switch: Netgear XS708E 10Gbe Switch.
PC: On 10Gbe Aquantia AQC107s PCIe card

Initial speedtest result



Right now the connection is working flawless.

Pros:
  • Good speed to most sites
  • Excellent pings to most gaming sites.
  • The ONU is good and has given solid 23 hr sessions since 1 week. 0 CRC or FEC errors.
  • Connection is stable and IP refresh is fast within 10 sec.
  • Excellent telephone voice quality. No khar khar.
Cons:
  • Took 6 months to install. Your mileage may vary. Third party contractors do the wiring and install.
  • The quality of wiring is a bit questionable as it is coming from terrace. They have no permission to dig roads.
  • Shameful upload speed of just 10 Mbps on FTTH. Download and Upload speeds should be same.
  • Definitely expensive compared to BSNL or any other FTTH providers.
 
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d5aqoëp

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@popcorn
Installation was only and exclusively for me. But my society was prompt to give necessary permission for installation.
 


d5aqoëp

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Finally they have completed wiring up my house.



Getting 1ms ping to google

Voice quality is fantastic.
 


d5aqoëp

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@ajgamer
We cannot do anything about Upload speed. That is MTNL’s senior citizen mentality for you. “Itna upload speed leke chaand pe jana hai?”
 
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