BSNL, MTNL remain a priority to Modi Government, says report

By May 26th, 2015 AT 3:45 PM

RAVI_SHANKAR_PRASA_1294282fAfter one year of its tenure, Government is keen on reviving BSNL and MTNL, reports Economic Times. Ravi Prasad Shankar plans to recover BSNL, mainly by improving its connectivity. For the purpose, 25, 645 new base transmission centres (BTCs) will be placed in next two years. 15,000 BTCs are already installed.

For technology upgrade, wireless exchanges of BSNL will be substituted by Internet Protocol in 432 telephone exchanges and for 70 lakh telephone lines. MTNL is already on its path of revival and is upgrading 1080 3G sites in Delhi and Mumbai, and 825 2G sites in Delhi and 616 2G sites in Mumbai.

A major renewal can be expected in customer redress systems online. Minister also congratulated BSNL for the efforts it showcased during the recent Nepal earthquake or during the Hud-Hud cyclone in Andra Pradesh. “BSNL managed to restore the connections during natural calamities faster than expected, and such efforts should be seen in other times too,” Minister added.

During Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, BSNL registered a profit of Rs. 10,000 crores. In later tenures, the state-owned firm suffered from severe loss and marked a huge loss of Rs. 7020 crore. On another side, MTNL was equally showcasing a loss story. In 2014, it had a debt of Rs. 16,000 crore. According to the report, there were efforts to prioritize private players when it comes to tenders. The previous government practically ceased the state-owned BSNL and MTNL from any expansion.

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AK Sharma

Now a days download speed on you tube is increased some what as I can download video lecture very easily. That is helping me in my study very much.
Thank you very much BSNL.

Indranath
Indranath

this is probably because of the Google Global Cache(GGC) servers recently been installed in kolkata along with 13 other places within india.

Sayantan
Sayantan

If you are using SITI broadband then you can get peered speed on Youtube.If not then that must be happening due to the newly launched servers by google.

HS
HS

MTNL/BSNL should acquire by a private operator like airtel vodafone or idea to improve its service and network. Hahaha 😉

sanjit roy
sanjit roy

@HS: To suck our blood?

Raj
Raj

+1

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