Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has appointed 70 telecom infrastructure providers (TIP) in Nashik with the aim to increase its broadband customer base in the city.

These TIPs will provide broadband internet within the limits of Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC).

The appointment has been made on a 50:50 revenue sharing between BSNL and the TIPs.

According to BSNL, it has appointed the TIPs in order to compete with major private players in the broadband internet segment. Further, the telco has added around 9,000 broadband connections in the city in the past five months after the lockdown. There are around 170,000 broadband connections in the city, out of which, BSNL has over 45,000 broadband connections.