Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced the launch of new more new eSIM tariff slabs for M2M and IoT connections. As per the latest information, the PSU has introdced two new slabs for number of connections betweeen 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh and for more than 1.5 lakh.
Now, BSNL eSIM tariff plans starts from just ₹15/- per month onwards. BSNL recently revised their eSIM plans by waving off the annual recurring charges for private APN. Enterprise customers may avail eSIM with private APN for IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine communication) applications by paying Rs 10,000 as one time charge for each private APN.
|BSNL Tariff (Prepaid & Postpaid) Plans for M2M / IoT Services (Prepaid Tariff) – Revised on 30th July 2021|
|Plan Name||Free Mobile Data Per Month||Free Onnet SMS Per Month||Plan Charge|
(Rs per SIM per Month)
|10-10,000 SIMs||10,001-50,000 SIMs||50,001-1,00,000 SIMs||1,00,001-1,50,000 SIMs|
|More than 1,50,000 SIMS [NEW SLAB]|
|Private APN charges for M2M/IoT Services|
|One Time Charge for each Private APN||Rs 10,000/-|
|Annual Recurring Charge for each Private APN||NIL|
|BSNL M2M / IoT Service – Additional Usage Charges After Free Usage in BSNL Area|
|Data Charges after free usage||1 paisa / 10KB for Home LSA and National Roaming|
|SMS Charges after free SMS limit & Off-net SMS||15 paisa per SMS|
|Outgoing Voice Calls (On-net & Off-net)||30 paisa per 60 sec|
|Incoming Voice Calls||FREE|
The above tariff charges are exclusive of GST. The plan applicable to a customer will be reviewd on month-to-month basis on the number of working connections. All other terms and conditions shall remain the same. The above revised BSNL eSIM plans are applicable with immediate effect from the date of issue of this circular i.e., with effect from 30th July 2021 across all the telecom circles until further orders.
Recent Tariff revisions for BSNL eSIM plans for M2M/IoT Applications are listed below for your quick reference:-
- BSNL revised eSIM tariff plans for IoT/M2M applications; Monthly plans starts from just Rs 16/- onwards
- BSNL revises eSIM plans for IoT & M2M applications; Waives off annual recurring charges for private APN
BSNL eSIM for IoT/M2M Applications
IoT / M2M services are those which require communication between two or more devices (machines) without the intervention of a human. It is the backbone of the Internet of Things (IoT) and which needs connectivity from telecom service providers for this communication to happen. M2M / IoT services are the future revenue opportunities for telecom service providers and hence TRAI implemented a dedicated 13-digit numbering pattern for M2M services.
Here telecom service providers will provide backhaul connectivity to the application servers of M2M / IoT service providers and actual services are being offered by M2M service providers to their end customers. Most of the major telecom service providers (TSPs) started signing agreements with M2M / IoT Service Providers who in turn will provide services to end customers using the connectivity provided by TSPs.