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Department of Telecom prepares Rs 74,000 cr revival plan for BSNL, MTNL

Department of Telecom (DoT) move comes following the appointment of a high-level committee to look into the revival of MTNL and BSNL, said, an official source.

Oct 22, 2019, 17:30 PM IST

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

Aaj Ka Samachar: Watch top news of the day in detail

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Jul 22, 2019, 20:12 PM IST

19 Ki 19 Kahaniyaan: Watch top 19 stories of the day

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Jul 22, 2019, 20:08 PM IST

Fire Breaks out at MTNL Building In Mumbai

A huge fire has broken out in a building in Mumbai's Bandra West area. Many people are feared trapped on the terrace of the building, which houses the state-run telecom company MTNL.

Jul 22, 2019, 17:34 PM IST

Fire breaks out in MTNL building in Mumbai's Bandra, 84 people rescued from roof

14 fire tenders have been rushed to the spot in the first batch to bring the blaze under control. The help of a special robot vehicle is also being taken.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:13 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

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

Govt releases Rs 171 cr pending dues to MTNL to pay salaries

On the other hand, BSNL will clear salary dues of around Rs 850 crore by March 20 from its internal accruals.

Mar 14, 2019, 12:47 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

Reliance Jio adds 10 times more users than rest of the players in July

Vodafone, which was operated as an independent entity in July, could add over 6 lakh customers.

Sep 19, 2018, 13:49 PM IST

India approves plan to hive off BSNL's 66,000 mobile tower assets

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for hiving off mobile tower assets of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) into a separate company, fully owned by BSNL.

Sep 12, 2017, 17:45 PM IST

MTNL seeks Delhi, Mumbai mobile licence extension till 2021

State-owned MTNL has asked the government to extend the validity of its mobile licence for the lucrative circles of Delhi and Mumbai by two more years till 2021, at no extra cost.

Jun 25, 2017, 16:55 PM IST

Merger with BSNL desirable for strong pan-India play: MTNL CMD

The merger of BSNL and MTNL is "desirable" for operational synergy and even the fiercely- competitive telecom market necessitates such a combination for a stronger pan-India play, a top MTNL official has said.

Apr 16, 2017, 13:36 PM IST

MTNL to offer 2GB data a day, unlimited on-net calls for Rs 319

Joining the tariff war, state-run MTNL will offer 2GB of 3G data per day and unlimited calling within its network for Rs 319 from April 1.

Mar 30, 2017, 21:33 PM IST

Parliamentary panel suggests BSNL-MTNL merger

A Parliamentary panel has suggested merger of state-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL for their long-term survival.

Mar 16, 2017, 22:25 PM IST

BSNL, MTNL merger plan back on discussion table

After a hiatus of few years, the proposal to merge BSNL and MTNL is back on the discussion table with top officials at the telecom department once again 'brainstorming' on various options before the two loss-making, state-owned entities.

Mar 07, 2017, 17:53 PM IST

Govt plans to launch soon toll free number '1955' for call drops

In order to take feedback of telecom subscribers on call drops, government is planning to soon come out with a tool free number.

Dec 19, 2016, 19:47 PM IST

BSNL, MTNL to provide Wi-Fi services at 100 tourist places

BSNL and MTNL will provide Wi-Fi facilities at 100 tourist destinations across the country with the Union Tourism Ministry inking agreements with the state-run telecom service providers to this effect.

Sep 30, 2016, 19:39 PM IST

Trai orders Airtel, Voda, Jio to submit call traffic details

 Trai has ordered Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Jio, BSNL and MTNL to submit call details to examine the traffic pattern on their networks, a move which may help the regulator analyse allegations by RIL group firm against incumbents on interconnection issue.

Sep 14, 2016, 18:28 PM IST