India's decision allowing 5G trials without Chinese companies a sovereign one: US

India's Department of Telecom last week approved applications of telecom companies Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and MTNL to conduct 5G trials but none of them will be using technologies of Chinese entities.

May 12, 2021, 09:00 AM IST

Get 100 Mbps broadband plans for home starting at Rs 399 from Reliance Jio, Airtel and more

Similarly, the MTNL 100Mbps FTTH plan costs Rs 777 per month with 800GB per month. Meanwhile, Bharat Fiber Broadband Services’ plan called Fiber Value provides 100 Mbps symmetric speed for unlimited monthly data at a price of Rs 799 per month.

Apr 04, 2021, 16:51 PM IST

BSNL to earn profit from 2023-24: Parliamentary panel report

According to the report, the expenditure of BSNL has reduced from Rs 34,400 crore per annum to Rs 24,687 crore per annum, the annualised value of nine months figures, mainly due to savings in employee benefits expenses due to VRS as part of the revival package.

Mar 11, 2021, 21:05 PM IST

BSNL, MTNL 4G tenders cancelled; new tender to emphasise on ‘make in India’

Centre has decided to cancel the 4G upgradation tenders of state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL).

Jul 01, 2020, 15:07 PM IST

Centre asks BSNL to not use Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation

Sources privy to the information said the Telecom Department has conveyed that the tender process in this regard will have be reworked.

Jun 18, 2020, 07:28 AM IST

DNA: Telecom Ministry orders entities to restrict their purchases from China

In the wake of the fatal altercation between the armies of both the countries in Eastern Ladakh, India’s Telecom Ministry on Wednesday asked all of the entities to restrict their purchases from China. Daily News and Analysis (DNA) hosted by Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary, brings to you analysis of the top news of the day.

Jun 18, 2020, 00:26 AM IST

BSNL employees to go on hunger strike on February 24

Last year the cabinet approved a Rs 69,000 crore revival package for both BSNL and MTNL. The salient features of the package included allotment of the 4G spectrum, issuing a sovereign guarantee for raising Rs 15,000 crore (Rs 8,500 for BSNL and Rs 6,500 for MTNL) funds via long-term bonds, monetisation of assets and implementation of voluntary retirement scheme.

Feb 23, 2020, 14:06 PM IST

BSNL employees plan hunger strike on February 24

The strike is also aimed at putting pressure for the expeditious settlement of employees` grievances, according to an AUAB statement here on Saturday (February 22).

Feb 22, 2020, 23:49 PM IST

BREAKING NEWS: Who is creating this nonsense; is there no law left in country: SC slams telecom companies over dues

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra also warned the telecom companies that the court may initiate contempt proceedings against them and government officials for not complying with it`s order.

Feb 14, 2020, 12:26 PM IST

MTNL locked at upper circuit after merger announcement with BSNL

Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government is neither closing down nor divesting its stake in the two financially stressed entities.

Oct 24, 2019, 14:55 PM IST

Cabinet approves BSNL-MTNL merger, employees to get VRS package offer

Talking to media after the meeting of Union Cabinet, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Rs 29,937 crore will be given by the Centre in order to revive MTNL and BSNL.

Oct 23, 2019, 17:26 PM IST

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

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Jul 22, 2019, 20:12 PM IST

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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