BSNL re-introduces Rs 33 national roaming voucher, offers 1.5 paisa/second on roaming (Local and STD)

BSNL introduced a national roaming STV (Special Tariff Voucher) for Rs. 33 back in November for a promotional period of 90 days for its pre-paid customers. It seems like the pre-paid users across the country warmed up to the STV and BSNL has decided to re-introduce the same after listening to its customers. BSNL anyhow has been losing out on market share in the cellular services arena and launching such

BSNL reduce the Landline installation charge by 50% in a bid to attract potential customers in TN

BSNL recently came up with a reduced starter kit promo tariff for new subscribers and now BSNL has made some amends to the Landline tariffs to encourage new connections. Landline subscribers are declining steadily and the operating costs for Landline are mounting. The main attraction of this offer is that BSNL will be waiving off 50% of installation charges for new Landline and Broadband connections. This offer will be available

BSNL to invest Rs 7,000 crores to provide free Wi-Fi services in 2500 cities

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to invest Rs 7,000 crore to offer free high – speed wi-fi in 2500 cities and towns in India to boost Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ project. The state-run company will offer the service to subscribers of all mobile operators in a bid to boost its data revenue. BSNL chairman and managing director (CMD) Anupam Shrivastava said that the free

BSNL decreases the base tariff for new Prepaid Customers

BSNL has reduced the base tariff for new prepaid customers for first three months. The revised tariff means that BSNL subscribers can call local/STD/On-net/off-net in the home circle at just Rs 0.50/min. This plan is for subscribers who take “Per Minute” tariff. In case you opt for the “Per second” pulse than the tariff will be 0.8Paise/sec for all national and local calls made from home service area. The reduced

BSNL increases prepaid ISD tariff for Nepal across all circles

BSNL has revised the tariffs for calls to Nepal for prepaid connections. BSNL offers an STV of Rs.18 which is used as an ISD cost cutter for Nepal. Initially, the STV lets BSNL users call Nepal at a discounted tariff of Rs.6.50 a day and this voucher was valid for 30 days. The revised STV offers the same benefits but at a higher tariff of Rs.8.50. Recently Department of Telecommunications

Our Analysis: Steps to revive BSNL from current rut

BSNL, the Government owned Telecom Company has been incurring losses for several years now. The current Government has announced several initiatives to bring the Telco back on track. Being a Government operator and having foot prints along hills, valleys and presence in diverse areas, it is important that the company remains functional. We bring to you a list of measures that can be taken to improve BSNL’s current state: 1)

BSNL to introduce Smart Landline phones, which will run on Android OS

BSNL, to boost its landline service in the country, is now testing next generation Smart landline phones. These smart land phones will have capability to run mobile applications like Facebook, WhatsApp, banking apps and more. As per reports, BSNL is currently testing prototype in Hyderabad. BSNL intends to introduce the device across 40 cities in the country. To facilitate the new service, telephones exchange are now in the process of being upgraded to

Karnataka High Court directs BSNL to advertise new DND regulations

The Karnataka High Court has asked the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to advertise the new regulations introduced by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). On December 1st 2010, TRAI took a step forward to curb unsolicited commercial communications to Indian consumers from telemarketers using medium such as voice or Short Messaging Service (SMS). The regulation mandates telemarketers to register with TRAI in order to facilitate scrubbing of Do

Anupam Shrivastava appointed BSNL CMD

BSNL has announced the appointment of Mr. Anupam Shrivastava as the new CMD after the candidacy being approved by the Appointments Committee of the cabinet. Shrivastava was earlier heading the Consumer Mobility division of the telco. Anupam Shrivastava was appointed as director of BSNL way back in 2013 but the recommendation was held back by the then Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal who extended RK Upadhyay's term till June 30. The government

BSNL looks east for bandwidth; to sign bandwidth export deal with Bangladesh Submarine Cable

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is going to sign a deal with Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company this month to export 10 gigabits per second bandwidth to Tripura. Bangladesh Submarine Cable team will visit India to sign the deal tentatively on January 27. “BSNL will purchase 10 Gbps initially and will increase the amount gradually,” said Monwar Hossain, managing director of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company, a state-owned entity. A 22-kilometre

BSNL hires Coriant to expand its managed leased line network

Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport solutions, has said that it has been selected by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to expand its existing Managed Leased Line Network (MLLN). The Coriant 8100 Managed Access System will further enhance BSNL's ability to meet the increased and flexible bandwidth needs of its financial services and enterprise customers. The network expansion is part of BSNL's continued effort to support new business-critical