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As per latest information BSNL to fee Rs 2000/- as ONT fee to be recovered from disconnected Bharat Fiber (FTTH)customers.

BSNL turned into providing ONT (Fiber Modem) in a condo scheme

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has determined to rationalize the ONT charge as Rs 2000/- for Bharat Fiber (FTTH) Broadband clients throughout all of the telecom circles. This ONT cost / ONT charge is relevant handiest to Bharat Fiber (FTTH) broadband net connections furnished without delay via way of means of BSNL.

In the past, BSNL used to provide ONT (Fiber Modem) connections in a condo scheme that worked well with FTTH (Bharat Fiber) connections that were promptly provided by BSNL. For these clients, BSNL levies a monthly ONT condo fee of Rs 90 in addition to the plan fees. The MRP for ONTs (Fiber Modems) from BSNL remained steady at Rs 12000 for ONT Type A and Rs 14500 for ONT Type B. While the FTTH service & tariff options were initially available through BSN, this ONT charge remained constant and reappeared in 2010.

Now, after ascertaining the cutting-edge marketplace charge and ONT availability, BSNL government have determined to lessen the cost/rate of FTTH ONT to Rs 2000/- with instantaneously impact from twenty sixth April 2021. This revision is relevant best to BSNL FTTH (Bharat Fiber) connections which have been immediately given through BSNL.

What does the ONT pricing of Rs. 2000 signify?

All disconnected FTTH (Bharat Fiber) customers who haven’t backed their FTTH ONT at the time of termination of the BSNL FTTH connection may be charged the price / MRP of FTTH ONT by BSNL. This ONT charge can be increased inside the smartphone bill so that it can be created after the connection is cut off. To update and resolve any outstanding cases with this new ONT pricing, BSNL has already instructed its local devices. For connections provided by LCOs, TIPs, or MSOs, this ONT fee may not always be applicable.

In order to get a new BSNL Bharat Fiber (FTTH) connection, I have already applied. Whether new BSNL FTTH connections are subject to this fee?

No. Currently, BSNL uses a revenue-sharing approach to provide Bharat Fiber (FTTH) connections through Local Cable Operators (LCOs), Telecom Infrastructure Providers (TIPs), and Multi System Operators (MSOs). You could be required to pay the FTTH ONT costs to the BSNL authorized FTTH franchisees if your connection is being provided by them. The initial payment due to LCO would be between Rs 4000 and Rs 4500. This price covers the cost of an optical fiber modem (ONT/ONU) as well as the cost of laying and splicing an OFC cable for a minimum distance of 75 meters. You could have to pay for the additional optical Fiber cable directly to the LCO if it is necessary to lay it for a distance of more than 75 meters from the closest tapping point. Per-meter pricing will

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For a BSNL FTTH (Bharat Fiber) connection, which modem is best?

A well-matched Fiber modem (ONT/ONU) and a BSNL FTTH connection will be available for purchase directly from BSNL / LCO. If you decide to purchase the modem offline or online, you should test the brand/version of the Fiber modem with BSNL or LCO. It’s because FTTH connections are offered through OLT (Optical Line Terminal) equipment that is housed in the BSNL/LCO control room. In the majority of circumstances, for OLTE to function properly, the consumer-facing optical modem must come from the same manufacturer as OLTE. Some service providers still forbid optical modems created by means of other providers from being linked to their OLTE. Some of the most common FTTH locations

WiFi Coverage / Bandwidth of FTTH Modem

If you are opting Bharat Fiber (FTTH) plans having more that 100 Mbps bandwidth, you may choose dual band FTTH modem having AC series Wi-Fi. Using dual 5GHz Wi-Fi band may give you maximum speed but with reduced coverage. For FTTH plans with speed up to 50 Mbps, normal single band Fiber modem with N series Wi-Fi will work seamlessly.

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Written by Shallu Srivastav

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