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VSNL gets national ISP licence

04-December-2000
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VSNL gets national ISP licence

P align= “Justify”>VSNL sees its Internet subscriber base growing by 40,000 per month as against the present growth rate of 20,000 subscribers per month. The company presently has an Internet subscriber base of 4.75 lakh.

P align= “Justify”>The 21 cities are in addition to the six it is already in. The official government notification on the licence was received by VSNL on Thursday, VSNL director, operations, Amitabh Kumar said. The licence is valid for a period of ten years and is with immediate effect.

P align= “Justify”>The company has applied to the Bharat Sanchar Nigam to start rolling out the additional lines required to take its presence to the 21 cities.

P align= “Justify”>Last month VSNL announced a 75 per cent reduction in Internet leased line and international private lease circuit tariffs in response to falling international bandwidth rates. Following this, it also announced that it would be hiking its bandwidth capacity to 900 mbps by the next couple of months.

P align= “Justify”>Three days ago, the company commissioned a new stream of 155 mbps bandwidth at its Delhi gateway. With this addition, the company’s total bandwidth capacity currently stands at 775 mbps.

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