The companies expect a 10-fold growth in gross merchandise value (GMV) in the next 12 months, according to a statement.
"BSNL has tied up with Micromax and Lava to provide instruments to BSNL customers at low cost. We are coming out with bundled offers on the handsets manufactured by Micromax and Lava with BSNL SIMs...the cost details are being worked out," BSNL's Hyderabad Telecom District (HTD) Principal General Manager K Ramchand told reporters here.
Mobile towers will be installed under the Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for the North-Eastern Region (NER) which was approved by the Cabinet in September 2014.
The solution -- Relief 123 -- consists of a portable mobile station with 24-hour power back-up and a solar panel attached to it for further support.
Only three operators -- Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and state-run BSNL -- reported subscriber additions in the month, while eight other operators including Idea Cellular and Vodafone, saw a decline.
State-owned BSNL is betting on national rollout of 4G VoLTE services, even as it begins preparatory work on 5G to stay future-ready, a top official has said.
BSNL operates telephony services across India except two circles of Mumbai and Delhi. Its mobile subscriber base is close to 10 crore and it has a market share of 8.7 percent
BSNL was the first operator to provide free national roaming on June 15, 2015.
It will also launch 4G services at Baddi in Solan district and 3G services for the entire state, and release 30,000 new landline connections and 31,000 broadband connections to the subscribers in the state.
A price war has been raging on in India's telecom sector courtesy of Reliance Jio’s plans that were first rolled out on September 1 last year
Kerala Circle CGM of BSNL, P T Mathew told reporters here that it would be set up in the next six months.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) had a 'book value' of Rs 975 crore for the 15,000-odd land and building assets it holds, Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said.
BSNL earned Rs 2,500 crore revenue for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana during 2016-17, and hoped of maintaining the momentum this fiscal.
"The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,194.58 million at the end of March 2017 to 1,198.89 million at the end of April 2017, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.36 per cent," Trai said in its monthly subscriber report.
State-owned BSNL today expressed concern that it is likely to feel the 'stress' this financial year because of intense competition and asked the telecom department to speed up its receivables.
State-owned telecom firm BSNL is eyeing about Rs 500 crore in the next one year from the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) line of business.
The CBI had on December 9, 2016, filed a charge sheet against Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi among others, for allegedly using 764 high-speed data lines at the former's residence which were used by Sun TV channel, causing a loss of Rs 1.78 crore to the exchequer.
Satellite phones will able to work in any part of the country, even inside flights and ships, as they depend on signals directly from satellites located about 35,700 kms above the earth.
The service will cover areas where no networks are present and be provided by INMARSAT which has 14 satellites.
"Earlier, the full form of BSNL was 'Bhai Sahab Nahi Lagega', but in the last two years we have successfully removed this and replaced it with 'Behtar Seva ki Nai Lagan' (Quality service with renewed efforts) We will take this company further on the development path," the Minister of State for Telecommunication said.
The task of setting up nearly 2200 telecom towers in the first phase has been completed in a record time in all the seven Maoist-hit states of Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
BSNL has announced three new data plans and is offering up to 270 GB of 3G mobile internet along with unlimited voice calls for 90 days. Under the Rs 333 Triple Ace plan, BSNL is offering unlimited 3G data with a capped usage of 3 GB each day, with a validity of 90 days. This plan is offering 90 GB a month and 270 GB 3G data for three months. It is pertinent to note that this is a 3G plan.
BSNL's new plan, Triple Ace, for mobile customers priced at Rs 333 will offer unlimited data with 3G speed up to 3GB per day and remain valid for 90 days.
The minister further emphasised that prescribed limits for radiation emissions in India are more stringent than global norms.