BSNL, MTNL, C-DOT, BBNL to invest over Rs 16K crore in 2016-17: Report

State-run telecom operators BSNL and MTNL, along with Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) and BBNL have earmarked an investment of Rs 16,815 crore for the next fiscal, according to a PTI report. BSNL’s capital expenditure stands at Rs 7,317 crore for 2016-17. It will spend this amount in a host of projects including 40,000 wifi hotspots.


MTNL’s capital expenditure stands at Rs 649.03 crore, while C-DOT will invest Rs 100 crore. Bharat Broadband Network Limited, which is implementing the national optical fibre network, will invest Rs 9,418.67 crore for the next fiscal. The Union Budget 2016-17 has provisioned for financial support of Rs 428.91 crore for loss making telecom firm MTNL in 2016-17.

The government also decided to allocate Rs 2,200 crore as a refund to both BSNL and MTNL for surrendering broadband wireless spectrum (4G) in six circles and CDMA spectrum in the coming fiscal. The Indian government will also allocate Rs 18,413 crore to the telecom department in 2016-17.

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March 3, 2016 7:40 pm 7:40 PM

Bsnl improveing thr services … Looter private players like Rjo airtel vodafne

March 3, 2016 9:45 pm 9:45 PM

How are you saying rjio is a looter network before it is launched officially

March 3, 2016 7:29 pm 7:29 PM

Airtel is allocating Rs. 60000 crores under the name Project Leap for massive upgradation of towers… On the other hand, BSNL is boasting the investment of Rs. 7500 crores approx., that too mostly for useless wifi hotspots… Those hotspots would be useful, if they give speeds like RailTel WiFi… But, it has snail like speeds actually… But charging an amount for it!

Dr Lambinagh
March 3, 2016 7:56 am 7:56 AM

Keep burning my money bsnl keep burning tax payers money. Useless company.

March 4, 2016 8:23 am 8:23 AM

I did not read anywhere that there is money allocated for BSNL in the budget. 2200 cr is BSNL own money which the govt is refunding for surrendering 4G spectrum. So how is BSNL wasting tax payers money. So many idiots here.

March 3, 2016 7:26 pm 7:26 PM

Your money is being wasted in so many ways… Think that you’ve saved the life of lakhs of people by paying taxes, of which, a negligible portion is going for BSNL…