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Cabinet may take up capital infusion in BSNL, MTNL in September

The funds infusion in both BSNL and MTNL, according to sources will be through bonds as has been the case of PSU bank recapitalisations.

Sep 09, 2019, 10:31 AM IST

BSNL begins land monetisation, fair valuation at Rs 20,000 crore

The state-run telecom major's corporate office has circulated a list of land parcels which are proposed for monetisation through the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) in the first instance.

Jul 11, 2019, 13:59 PM IST

BSNL says 'not received' DoT direction to put capex plan on hold

A source on the condition of anonymity had said that BSNL's finance department received the direction from finance wing of the Department of Telecom (DoT) to put on hold all capital expenditure programme.

Jun 27, 2019, 17:11 PM IST

Govt pushes for revival of BSNL, MTNL; committee of secretaries to meet on 4 July

State-run BSNL and MTNL are facing financial stress due to stiff competition and high employee costs.

Jun 27, 2019, 13:28 PM IST

DoT asks BSNL to put all capex on hold, stop tenders

The finance department of BSNL issued order in this regard on June 2, directing all its circle head to take prior approval of corporate officer located in Delhi before floating any new tenders for capital expenditure, according to official sources.

Jun 26, 2019, 10:46 AM IST

Jio, BSNL drive telecom subscriber growth to 120.5 crore in February

Both Reliance Jio and BSNL jointly added a net of 86.39 lakh mobile subscribers but the rest of the telecom operators jointly lost a net of 69.93 lakh wireless customers with Vodafone Idea losing the biggest chunk of mobile connections, as per the data.

Apr 18, 2019, 17:57 PM IST

No lay-offs or cut in retirement age: BSNL chairman

His assertion comes amidst a media report that said the PSU was planning to axe 54,000 employees and there is a plan to reduce retirement age from from 60 to 58 years.

Apr 04, 2019, 17:18 PM IST

India's wireline subscribers decline 0.34% to 21.79 million in January 2019: TRAI

BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU access service providers, held 67.02 percent of the wireline market share, TRAI added.

Mar 27, 2019, 15:56 PM IST

Trai recommends spectrum charges for BSNL's satellite phone services be levied at 1%

The replacement of the current mechanism of spectrum charges with a model based on a percentage of AGR is expected to galvanise the expansion of these services.

Dec 28, 2018, 15:20 PM IST

Cabinet extends ITI Ltd's quota for procurement by BSNL, MTNL, BBNL

The cabinet also approved reservation of 20 percent of the orders for the turnkey projects like GSM network roll-out, WiFi and others of BSNL, MTNL and the BharatNet project of BBNL.

Nov 09, 2018, 10:51 AM IST

SC issues notice to Centre on PIL against deployment of 2G in Arunachal, Assam

The PIL alleged that the decision was taken to benefit two private companies at the cost of exchequer.

Oct 08, 2018, 17:10 PM IST

BSNL to get 4G spectrum next month: Official

BSNL is getting spectrum in the 2,100 MHz band, he said, adding it will get around 10 MHz of the radio waves.

Sep 12, 2018, 12:43 PM IST

Photo Gallery: Top 10 patriotic brands in India

SBI is considered to be the most patriotic brand.

Aug 14, 2018, 14:46 PM IST

BSNL to roll out 5G service with global launch

BSNL targets to have 50 lakh new customers by the end of this fiscal.

Jul 17, 2018, 10:17 AM IST

BSNL launches first Internet telephony service in India

The service was launched by Communications Minister Manoj Sinha.

Jul 11, 2018, 21:37 PM IST

News at a glance: June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018, 10:33 AM IST

BSNL launches Eid Mubarak STV 786 plan; offers unlimited calls, 2GB data per day

The recharge plan will be valid for 150 days.

Jun 15, 2018, 09:57 AM IST

Baba Ramdev's Patanjali ties up with BSNL, launches SIM cards

At an event, Baba Ramdev launched Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards, in alliance with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).

May 28, 2018, 18:50 PM IST

BSNL IPL plan: Get 153 GB mobile data for 51 days at Rs 248

This limited period offer is available in the market till end of this month on pan India basis.

Apr 09, 2018, 13:55 PM IST

BSNL offers free outgoing roaming calls on Rs 399, Rs 799 postpaid plan

Dubbed the Ghar Wapsi plan, the offer has no daily FUP or monthly FUP limit.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:12 PM IST