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.

State IPO push lifts BSNL, Coal India listing hopes

Coal India and telecoms firm BSNL are the prime candidates to list on Indian bourses under the government`s new rules for selling stakes in state firms, but valuations will have to be tempered to attract investors.

BSNL talking to vendors for expansion; fresh bids option open

State-owned BSNL on Friday said it was
negotiating hard with telecom equipment suppliers Ericsson and
Huawei for its Rs 32,000 crore project to expand GSM network
by 93 million lines.

BSNL to share towers with pvt firm Sistema Shyam

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam
Ltd on Tuesday entered into an agreement with private mobile
operator Sistema Shyam to share its passive infrastructure,
including towers and bandwidth.

BSNL to set up 30,000 broadband kiosks in 2 yrs

State-run BSNL will set up 30,000 broadband kiosks in rural and remote areas in the next two years on a franchisee basis.

BSNL 3G services inaugurated in Agartala

BSNL 3G services was on Saturday
launched here by Tripura Rajya Sabha MP, Mati Lal Sarkar.

MTNL, BSNL short-listed for acquiring stake in Zamtel

MTNL and BSNL have been short-listed as qualified bidders for acquiring stake in Zambia`s leading telecom firm Zamtel.

BSNL, MTNL express interest in Zain

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd have expressed interest in
participating in the acquisition of a majority stake in Zain,
Kuwait`s biggest phone company, a Khorafi Group executive said on Sunday.

BSNL, MTNL interested in Zain deal: Kuwait`s Kharafi

Bharat Sanchar Nigam and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam are interested to join a consortium to buy up to 46 percent of Kuwaiti telecoms Zain, Kuwait`s Kharafi Group said.