BSNL to offer lifetime plan with auto validity extension

BSNL has announced launch of new lifetime plan with auto validity extension. The new plan will cost Rs 8 and has an initial validity of 180 days. The plan will be available to BSNL subscribers in all circles. The plan comes with a call rate of Rs 1/min for local and Rs 1.5/min for STD calls. This plan is only available for new subscribers and migration to this plan is [...]

BSNL introduce 1GB 3G data at just Rs 68

BSNL has announced new data STV which offer 1GB 3G for Rs 68 with validity of 10 days. This new data plan will be available for subscriber in all BSNL circles starting 1st April 2015 (not an April fool joke) as a promotional offer for a period of 60 days. Earlier this month BSNL CMD Mr. Anupam Shrivastav announced BSNL plans to reduce 3G tariffs by 50% after phase 8 of network [...]

BSNL to set up WiFi hotspot services at 10 national monuments

BSNL the broadband backbone of India will soon be setting up WiFi hotspot service at some of the famous historical monuments across India. Every year lacs of tourists visit India to experience its cultural diversity and historic monuments. Most of the tourists do not possess a local mobile sim card and thus do not have access to the internet and are deprived of basic connectivity. In an effort to resolve [...]

BSNL to buyback WiMax CPE from existing customers

BSNL started WiMax service long before 4G came to India. But could not find any market for the service as it was costly and speed was just 2Mbps. Finally, BSNL surrendered BWA spectrum which was used for WiMax service in six circles but continued service in other circles. As a relief to subscribers who have invested in costly WiMax devices, BSNL is now offering Rs 500 buyback for working WiMax CPE [...]

BSNL market share down to single digit, over 30% inactive users

Before Starting Services by Private operators in the year 1994 BSNL (then DOT) was the backbone of the country's telecom network with 100% market share along with MTNL. Thereafter the Monopoly position slowly started to decline, and has continued steadily year after year particularly after 2003. The Overall Market Share of BSNL from the level of 100% has now come down and in the month of January 2015 has touched [...]

BSNL to upgrade Next Generation Network for wireline connections across India

BSNL the largest PSU telecom operator has been in the news a lot lately for being in a financially unfavourable position but the government has been taking every measure to revive its operations and bring it at Par with the private operators. BSNL had recently disclosed that they will be partnering with Bharti Airtel for 2G roaming Pan India to improve network coverage footprint and also the installation of Google [...]

BSNL Introduces new voice STVs 88 and STV 54

BSNL has introduced new voice STVs 88 & 54 offering 50p/min or 0.8p/sec call rate all India. STV 88 comes with a validity of 90 days and STV 54 has validity of 45 days. The new STV can be activated only by per second and per minute plan subscribers. Depending on the plan the call rate will be reduced to 50p/min or 0.8p/sec for Local/STD calls both onnet and offnet within home LSA. [...]

BSNL to install Google Global Cache (GGC) Servers in various telecom circles to improve Internet experience for its subscribers

State-owned BSNL the 5th largest telecom operator by subscriber base in India has been on a spree to revive its troubled operations by resorting to various means like surrendering its excess CDMA and BWA spectrum for a refund from the government. The telecom minister has also been giving incentives for the revival of MTNL and BSNL like cancelling of call termination charges for landlines. BSNL had recently announced that it [...]

BSNL pushed to third spot in Kerala circle, Vodafone scores second place: TRAI Report

As per latest data from TRAI, BSNL has been pushed to third spot in Kerala circle by Vodafone which has become the second largest mobile operator in the state. BSNL has lost over 5 lakhs subscribers in the month of December and continued its free fall into January 2015. Wireless subscriber base(lakhs) in Kerala The huge fall in subscriber base of BSNL was mainly due to deactivation of inactive users [...]

BSNL Ends Data Carry Forward Facility, unused data to be cancelled

BSNL was offering carry forward facility for its STVs and data vouchers for long time. But it has now decided to stop this facility and has directed all circles to implement this change with immediate effect. On BSNL network subscribers could use same voucher to carry forward STV benefit or data benefit before the end of validity. This was a huge relief for subscribers who are not able to use [...]

BSNL Revises Annual 3G Data Plans with Fixed Monthly Data Usage

BSNL has revised its prepaid annual 3G data plans to offer data usage on fixed monthly basis. Earlier users activating annual data plans would get full data instantly with validity of one year. Now subscribers will only get a fixed monthly benefit added to their account every month for a period of 12 months. Annual data plans DPV1251, DPV2299 and DOV3299 used to offer 9 GB, 12 GB and 30 GB respectively with a [...]

BSNL to reduce 3G tariffs by 50% after phase 8 of network expansion, can this be a game changer?

BSNL the state-owned telecom operator in association with MTNL is the only operator to currently hold Pan India 3G spectrum. BSNL offers 3G data at the market price of Rs.175 for 1GB and Rs.251 for 2GB. Due to its affordable tariff and Pan India free data roaming, BSNL has a large market share of mobile data subscribers.   BSNL has been in the process of network modernisation and expansion and is [...]

BSNL to roll out high speed WiFi services in 10 cities of Andhra Pradesh

The state-owned telecommunications company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has selected 10 cities of Andhra Pradesh (AP) circle where company will roll out its high bandwidth WiFi services. We have identified 10 towns, including Guntur, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati, which will soon have high-speed WiFi services. In each town, we will provide WiFi hotspots to universities, public spaces like bus stations and railway stations. High-speed connectivity will be one of [...]

BSNL Karnataka introduces STV 444 & 666 (Data and Voice) combo offer

BSNL Karnataka has introduced STV 444 & 666 combo data + voice offer for its customers. This promotional offer is introduced as raining fours & sixes offer this Cricket Season and valid for 45 days from 24-02-2015 to 09-04-2015. The new STV 444 offer 4444MB 3G data + 444 voice call mins(222 Local/STD on net + 222 Local/STD off net) with validity of 30 days. Similarly STV 666 offer 6666MB [...]

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