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  • BSNL may roll out 4G services from January Nov 15, 2022 02:58 PM IST

    BSNL may roll out 4G services from January

    TCS has bagged the tender for the rollout of BSNL's 4G services

  • BSNL lists 13 properties on MSTC website for auction Nov 14, 2022 09:44 PM IST

    BSNL lists 13 properties on MSTC website for auction

    BSNL said that besides 13 properties listed for sale, there are more properties in the pipeline and will be put to auction soon.

  • State-run telcos MTNL, BSNL line up $2.34 billion debt sales Nov 01, 2022 01:52 PM IST

    State-run telcos MTNL, BSNL line up $2.34 billion debt sales

    Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd intend to raise an aggregate of 193.56 billion Indian rupees through government-guaranteed bonds, the bankers said.

  • TCS, BSNL in final stage of closing Rs 16,000 crore 4G launch deal Sep 30, 2022 09:03 AM IST

    TCS, BSNL in final stage of closing Rs 16,000 crore 4G launch deal

    The public-private combine is expected to roll out BSNL’s 4G services across 100,000 towers or sites

  • Telecom subscribers in India increased by 2.22 million in June: TRAI Aug 17, 2022 06:04 PM IST

    Telecom subscribers in India increased by 2.22 million in June: TRAI

    Reliance Jio cemented its lead in the Indian telecom market as it gained over 42 lakh mobile subscribers in June, as per data released by the sector regulator.

  • Why the BSNL bailout is throwing good money after bad Aug 02, 2022 09:24 AM IST

    Why the BSNL bailout is throwing good money after bad

    In order for a rescue package to work, it has to be accompanied by bold decisions which will seek to promote efficiency, enabling the organization to compete with private players 

  • Revival Package | BSNL needs the smarts, not just capital, to stay in the race Jul 28, 2022 12:34 PM IST

    Revival Package | BSNL needs the smarts, not just capital, to stay in the race

    Data and smart offerings will be the vehicles for higher ARPU on the path towards profitability. This requires comprehensive professionalisation, and a mindset overhaul

  • Cabinet approves Rs 1.64 lakh crore revival package for BSNL Jul 27, 2022 04:38 PM IST

    Cabinet approves Rs 1.64 lakh crore revival package for BSNL

    The package will have three main elements - improving the quality of BSNL services, de-stressing the balance sheet, and expanding the fiber reach through merger with Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL).

  • BSNL seeks spectrum worth Rs 61,000 cr in premium 700 Mhz frequency, prime 5G band Jun 02, 2022 08:51 PM IST

    BSNL seeks spectrum worth Rs 61,000 cr in premium 700 Mhz frequency, prime 5G band

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) had proposed to reserve for BSNL 10 megahertz of paired spectrum -- which means the same quantum of radiowaves for uplink and downlink -- in 600 Mhz band; 40 Mhz in 3600-3670 Mhz band; and 400 Mhz in 24 Ghz band.

  • BSNL to migrate 30,000 wifi hotspots to PM-WANI framework by June: DoT official May 24, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    BSNL to migrate 30,000 wifi hotspots to PM-WANI framework by June: DoT official

    Speaking at Broadband India Forum (BIF) event, Vivek Narayan, DDG (data services) in the Department of Telecom (DoT) mentioned the potential and impact of the PM-WANI wifi hotspots scheme across areas, such as tourism, smart cities and last-mile connectivity in villages.

  • TCS-led consortium bags Rs 550 crore order for deploying 4G gears in BSNL network Apr 08, 2022 08:14 PM IST

    TCS-led consortium bags Rs 550 crore order for deploying 4G gears in BSNL network

    "The TCS-led consortium has been given an order worth Rs 550 crore to deploy 6,000 sites for 4G services," a senior BSNL official said. The deal was signed on Thursday, another source said.

  • Government defers proposal to merge BSNL, MTNL due to financial reasons Apr 06, 2022 06:40 PM IST

    Government defers proposal to merge BSNL, MTNL due to financial reasons

    BSNL Chairman and managing director PK Purwar, who also heads MTNL, has submitted before a Parliamentary panel that the Department of Telecom should consider carving out of over Rs 26,500 crore debt of MTNL and its assets under a special purpose vehicle. He suggested that thereafter operations of MTNL should be merged with BSNL.

  • BSNL to install 1.12 lakh towers for rolling out 4G across India Apr 06, 2022 04:36 PM IST

    BSNL to install 1.12 lakh towers for rolling out 4G across India

    The minister also said the internet connection inside trains can be available only when the 5G network will be rolled out as communications get disrupted with 4G technology in trains running with the speed of 100 km per hour.

  • Parliament panel pitches for carving out MTNL's debt, assets worth Rs 26,500 crore Mar 21, 2022 10:27 PM IST

    Parliament panel pitches for carving out MTNL's debt, assets worth Rs 26,500 crore

    The panel was also informed that the implementation of the revival plan, VRS, has been successfully implemented at BSNL and MTNL. It has led to around 50 percent salary bill reduction at BSNL and around 90 percent at MTNL.

  • Tepid response to auction of BSNL and MTNL properties  Feb 08, 2022 12:21 PM IST

    Tepid response to auction of BSNL and MTNL properties 

    The properties include four BSNL land parcels and residential flats in two properties owned by MTNL. No response had been received to the auction of land assets belonging to BSNL, officials told Moneycontrol

  • BSNL asset monetisation plan: Land assets bid fails to gather adequate response: Report Feb 07, 2022 10:22 AM IST

    BSNL asset monetisation plan: Land assets bid fails to gather adequate response: Report

    DIPAM has asked its property consultants to find out what parts of the bidding criteria can be refined to clear some issues as preliminary evaluation showed interest was present.

  • Reliance Jio topples BSNL as largest fixed line broadband provider Jan 20, 2022 08:17 AM IST

    Reliance Jio topples BSNL as largest fixed line broadband provider

    According to a monthly telecom subscribers report released by the telecom regulator Trai on Tuesday, Jio now leads the fixed-line broadband segment with 4.34 million customers.

  • CAG flags anomalies in accounts of units under IT, telecom ministries Nov 29, 2021 10:37 PM IST

    CAG flags anomalies in accounts of units under IT, telecom ministries

    In its audit report for financial years 2017-18 and 2018-19, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has flagged anomalies in the decision taken by state-run telecom firm BSNL, C-DoT, the Department of Posts, ITI Limited and CDAC that had adverse financial implications.

  • Govt puts on sale MTNL, BSNL assets worth about Rs 1,100 crore Nov 20, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    Govt puts on sale MTNL, BSNL assets worth about Rs 1,100 crore

    The asset monetisation is part of the Rs 69,000 crore revival scheme for MTNL and BSNL which was approved by the government in October 2019.

  • BSNL seeks Rs 40,000 crore support from government Sep 30, 2021 06:41 PM IST

    BSNL seeks Rs 40,000 crore support from government

    The BSNL CMD confirmed that he has approached the government for the support, which is beyond the Rs 69,000 crore relief package that was announced in 2019.

  • Centre against merger of Vodafone Idea, MTNL-BSNL: Report Aug 23, 2021 10:38 AM IST

    Centre against merger of Vodafone Idea, MTNL-BSNL: Report

    Kumar Manglam Birla, the chairman of Aditya Birla Group, had earlier written to the government saying that he was ready to “hand over stake” in Vodafone-Idea (Vi) to a government entity.

  • BSNL, MTNL may 'rehire' retired employees to fix staff shortage after VRS: Report Jun 18, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    BSNL, MTNL may 'rehire' retired employees to fix staff shortage after VRS: Report

    Nearly a half of BSNL employees and 80 percent of MTNL employees took the VRS option in 2019.

  • Suspected Chinese-backed hackers targeted BSNL, Indian defence sector players, says Recorded Future Jun 17, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    Suspected Chinese-backed hackers targeted BSNL, Indian defence sector players, says Recorded Future

    According to the report, Indian defence contractors were heavily targeted after border tensions between India and China escalated in 2020

  • BSNL officers group says telco should be “off” divestment list as revival possible: Report Feb 02, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    BSNL officers group says telco should be “off” divestment list as revival possible: Report

    The concern comes after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Union Budget speech on February 1 said the government has asked the planning body to review its divestment list, adding that the Centre would retain “bare minimum” public sector utility (PSU).

  • MTNL’s fate shows how public enterprises have suffered from poor governance Jan 29, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    MTNL’s fate shows how public enterprises have suffered from poor governance

    When public sector companies are left to flounder for too long, we have the tragic spectacle of a once-robust company drained of any vitality, with its employee costs eating up 80 percent of its revenues