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.

BSNL launches festive tariff scheme

State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd
(BSNL) on Friday announced the launch of a tariff scheme for the
festive season.

Aircel inks tower-sharing deal with BSNL

Telecom service provider Aircel on Thursday said it has signed a 10-year tower-sharing agreement with state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).

Tata Tele-BSNL sign 15-year infrastructure sharing deal

Tata Teleservices on Wednesday joined
state-owned BSNL for sharing infrastructure across the nation,
in a first such partnership that would help the private firm
expand its GSM network expeditiously.

BSNL may buy stake in Zain Telecom

BSNL on Thursday said it is not averse to picking up a stake in Kuwait-based Zain Telecom but is yet to take a call on that.

HCL, BSNL ink deal to offer low-cost PCs in villages

IT company HCL Infosystems today announced entering into partnership with state-run telecom operator BSNL for offering low-cost broadband-enabled computers in rural areas to bridge the digital divide.

BSNL bids for Millicom`s Sri Lanka operations

State-owned telecom service
provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) on Wednesday said it has bid for
Luxembourg-based Millicom`s Sri Lankan operations.

BSNL launches 3G service in Sikkim

The state-owned major Bharat
Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Wednesday launched its upgraded
telephony service 3G in Sikkim to provide various
entertainment contents on its mobile telephony.

BSNL, MTNL yet to decide on Zain deal

Indian telecoms Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam has said that they had not decided on whether to join a consortium that is buying a 46 percent stake in Kuwaiti telecom Zain.

India, Malaysia consortium to buy Zain stake

A consortium of Indian telecom companies and a Malaysian investor will buy a 46 percent stake in Kuwaiti telecom Zain, an official with major shareholder Kharafi Group said on Tuesday.

No decision on BSNL IPO without union`s consent: Raja

The government on Tuesday said it is up
to the BSNL board to take any decision on initial public offering of the PSU but made it clear that employee unions` consent is a must before going ahead with the public issue.

BSNL may go for listing, to shelve divestment plan

Fearing opposition by employee unions, the government is considering to list telecom major BSNL on bourses by issuing nominal fresh shares and may shelve plans of directly divesting its equity for the time being.

BSNL moves SC challenging penalty imposed by excise department

State-owned telecom major BSNL has
moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of penalty and
interest of more than Rs 6.25 crore imposed by the excise and
customs department for alleged delay in payment of service tax
collected.