New Delhi: The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), which enjoys highest 5.6 lakh broadband cliental alone in Mumbai region, on Thursday announced to speed up its programme to replace copper cables with those of fibers.

Fiber cable will offer 100 Mbps surfing speed against the existing five to two kbps. It has set a target of 15000 fiber to home (FTH) connections in South Mumbai within next six months.

The TRAI has made it mandatory in order to offer more bandwidth and more connections across the metropolitan cities.

The region already had over 2 lakh km of optical fiber cables across major arterial roads.

Recently MTNL set up data centres at Belapur and Worli which facilitate speedy and less costly access to international data as compared to international servers based in US or other European countries.


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