Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited is a state-owned telecommunications service provider in the metro cities of Mumbai and New Delhi in India. The company was a monopoly until 1992, when the telecom sector was opened to other service providers. Transparency makes us different- is the motto of the company. In recent years, MTNL has been lossing revenue and market share heavily due immense competition in Indian telecom sector.
MTNL provides fixed line telephones, cellular connection of both GSM — Dolphin and Trump and WLL Garuda-FW And Garuda-Mobile and internet services through dialup and DSL — Broadband internet TriBand. MTNL has also started Games on demand, video on demand and IPTV services in India through its Broadband Internet service called Triband. Phone numbers belonging to MTNL start with the prefix 2 infixed line telephones and WLL & in GSM Mobile services start from 901x/ 9868/69 / 9968/69. MTNL also provides other services such as VPN,Internet Telephony- VOIP and leased lines through BSNL and VSNL.
Former Indian Communications Minister Thiru Dayanidhi Maran had declared year 2007 as "Year of Broadband" in India and MTNL is gearing up to provide five million Broadband connectivity by the end of 2007.MTNL has upgraded existing TriBand connections for a speed of up to 2 MB/s without any extra cost. This 2 MB/s broadband service is being provided by MTNL at a cost of just Rs 49 per month. Every additional 1MB download after the 200 limit will cost you Rs 1 extra. MTNL also has an Unlimited Broadband plan without any “Fair Usage Policy” or limitations regarding download and uploads just at Rs.395 per month.