BSNL selloff likely soon, no BSNL-MTNL merger: Pitroda

The Prime Minister`s IT advisor Sam Pitroda today said the Government is not planning to merge BSNL and MTNL, but efforts are on to sell stake in BSNL.

High level meet okays 10% divestment in BSNL

A high-level review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday conceded a suggestion for immediate sale of 10 per cent government equity in state-owned telecom giant BSNL.

DoT raps BSNL for delaying alternate network for Defence

Concerned over the delay in creating alternate network for the armed forces, which would be crucial to get the spectrum vacated, DoT has asked BSNL to expedite the work and set up monitoring mechanism immediately.

MTNL puts overseas acquisition on hold, keen to parnter BSNL

State-run MTNL has put its
overseas acquisitions plans on the backburner for the time
being as it decides to focus on improving its marketshare in
Delhi and Mumbai--the only places where it operates.

Teracom bags Rs 104 crore order from BSNL

Telecom transmission equipment maker Teracom on Tuesday said it has bagged a Rs 104 crore project from state-owned BSNL to enable a Fibre-to-the-Home network.

Raja meets PM; apprises on BSNL tender, 3G auction

Telecom Minister A Raja is understood to have broached the issue of BSNL`s expansion programme with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

BSNL extends time for bids for VAS

The state-owned telecom major BSNL has extended the deadline till January 4 for submitting bids to provide interactive value added services.

BSNL`s Rs 35,000 crore expansion plan hits rough patch

A big controversy on procurement of Rs 35,000 crore worth equipment by telecom behemoth BSNL is brewing with position taken by the two government nominees on the Board, threatening mega expansion programme of the PSU.

BSNL launches WiMAX services

The state-owned telecom major BSNL on Sunday became the first company in the country to start wireless broadband services and announced a tariff starting with Rs 140 per month for rural areas.

BSNL slashes roaming charges to 49 p/min or 1 p/sec

Joining the the telecom tariff
war, state-run BSNL today slashed its national roaming charges
and offered two options -- 49 paise per minute or one paise
per second.

MNP not before April, says BSNL, MTNL

Both BSNL and MTNL are set to miss the mobile number portability (MNP) deadline of December 31.

BSNL’s Rs 32K cr tender in limbo; cancels Huawei order

BSNL has cancelled the equipment purchase order given to Chinese company Huawei saying the conditions imposed by the vendor are not acceptable, leaving the fate of Rs 32,000-crore capacity addition programme in limbo.

SIS to roll out video telephony for BSNL

IT firm Sai Info Systems has
partnered with state-run telecom operator BSNL to roll out
video telephony services.

BSNL`s proposed acquisition of Zain Telecom on hold: CMD

Telecom major BSNL today said its
proposed acquisition of Kuwait`s Zain Telecom is on hold, as
the state-run firm has not got the required information from
domestic company Vavasi.

No BSNL-MTNL consortium yet for buying Kuwaiti telco

The state-run telecom companies--BSNL and MTNL-- have not formed any consortium so far with any other company to bid for Kuwaiti telecom major Zain Telecom, Minister of State for IT and telecom Gurudas Kamat said.

Two men booked for cornering SIM cards

Two persons have been booked in
connection with a case related to acquiring of 38 mobile SIM
cards of BSNL with the help of fake documents, police said On Saturday.

BSNL, Bharti want 6% uniform licence fee, RCom differs

Two major telecom players -- Bharti Airtel and BSNL -- want an uniform licence fee of six percent on revenues from all services like mobile, landline, long distance telephony, ISP among others.

BSNL may submit financial bid for Zambia Telecom

BSNL is likely to submit financial bid for a majority stake in Zambia’s leading telecom company, Zambia Telecommunications Ltd (Zamtel).

BSNL for 5 players max in a circle with licence

BSNL has favoured a no-cap policy on the number of players in a service area but said if spectrum and licences are bundled together, as is the current practice, then there should be minimum 5 players to ensure fair competition.

PM may meet BSNL top brass over declining revenue

Concerned over BSNL`s falling revenues, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to meet the top brass of the telecom PSU and Communication and IT Minister
A Raja to look into causes and find ways to improve performance.