TRAI blames BSNL for stagnating broadband in India

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The Indian telecom regulatory authority TRAI has finally spoken against the monopolistic practices of the state owned BSNL. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chairman Pradip Baijal has cautioned the BSNL against any possible measures it might take to monopolize the infrastructure that can be used to give broadband a greater push.

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>> He blamed BSNL for not letting the private players use their network for expanding the broadband network throughout the country. This is seriously slowing down the rate of broadband availability in the countryAbsolutely true.Why don't they do something about it? After all they ARE TRAI.
 

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Thor, they tried _BUT_ DoT and stupid f***ing dayanidhi maran didn't allow it! :confused:
 


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...........excatly , TRAI pleaded to BSNL and for the second time they slapped the offer
 

Thor

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>TRAI pleaded to BSNLThen TRAI is not the authority, it is BSNL. It should order not plead.
 

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Well yeah..there should be unbundling of the local loop..and we should have unlimited connections......But BSNL is offering plans as low as Rs.250 per month.Surely it can't be stagnating the penetration ? Unless people want unlimited or are aware of their billing errors..or perhaps don't want to deal with a PSU ?
 


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Actually BSNL and VSNL should be prosecuted for unfair trade practices. VSNL is keeping bandwidth prices artificially high and BSNL is not allowing anyone to enter into the competition by keeping control of its precious local loop. *This* is stagnating the broadband penetration. People dont have _choice_. A free enconomy is all about choices and variety. Currently people dont have a choice except for BSNL and MTNL. A small fraction have the choice of going in for Airtel and another small fraction for Reliance. Reliance doesn't provide a 'broadband' connection in the real sense. I mean 300Kbps is too costly and 100Kbps cannot be classified as broadband.
 

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last time i heard vsnl was not owned by the government. and i doubt you can sue private companies for following anything unless they are a monopoly.
 

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>>But BSNL is offering plans as low as Rs.250 per month.A miserable attempt to try to drag in more customers and show that they are doing something when they are doing nothing. The 250 scheme may pull in dialup users to BB, but the Rs.2 per Mb excess makes it extremely costly. It encourages users to only check their mail and switch off.>>Surely it can't be stagnating the penetration ?Obviously it is, since people that could really use information that is on the Net have been totally restricted in usage."stagnating the penetration" is wrong, it needs to be worded "killed all possible penetration".
 

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But BSNL is offering plans as low as Rs.250 per month.[/b]

It's precisely for stupid schemes like this that broadband isnt progressing as it should have...

What next from BSNL?Fraudband for 50 bucks, with 10 MB limits per month?...

The babus know exactly how to drive us up the wall...

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