BSNL set to ink 2G ICR agreements with Jio, Vodafone: Report

BSNL, the state-run telecom operator, is set to ink 2G intra- roaming agreements with Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio, and Vodafone this month, according to a PTI report. The report added that the agreement, once signed, will allow Jio and Vodafone customers to get access to BSNL network where there is a coverage gap. In return, BSNL customers will also have access to the networks of Reliance Jio and Vodafone.


BSNL, which is trying to become profitable in coming years by monetising its assets and reducing expenditures, has second largest network with around 1.14 lakh base stations. It is currently in process of installing another 21,000 mobile towers.

Anupam Shrivastava, the CMD of BSNL, told the wire service that the telco will also start signing 3G intra-circle roaming agreement with other players

“We are working on rates for 3G roaming agreement. Being a government firm, we need to have uniform rate for all companies,” Shrivastava added.

BSNL is also discussing possibilities of spectrum sharing with Bharti Airtel in two circles – Rajasthan and Maharashtra reports Indian Express.

“We had discussion with Airtel for spectrum sharing in three circles – 1800, 900 and 2100 Mhz band. If talks are finalised, then we will liberalise spectrum in these circles,” he was quoted as saying.

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May 11, 2016 11:21 am 11:21 AM
Airtel keeping switch off of tower in a days in Maharashtra nowadays . and still they doing this . if u look at Airtel in Mumbai they are just like Aircel and TD only . Though having Good Spectrum they won’t provide proper 2G net . They are 200% looters . and what CC are just don’t do and Network team is seating in offices to fill vacancy in office . Calling 4G just a Name . this is pure example like ‘Maggi’ which is terrible Bad for Human body and people eats with blind eye , by just watching… Read more »
May 11, 2016 9:57 am 9:57 AM

Bhai mere area k BSNL officer hi bolte hai kya Bsnl rakhe ho other company me jao.WO to 3G or 2G me different tak nahi jaante..nice joke bsnl

May 14, 2016 8:17 am 8:17 AM

tum officer ko ja k bolna , kya bsnl me kam kr re ho pvt company me jao

May 11, 2016 9:52 am 9:52 AM

Anybody remembers that they had also signed ICR agreements with airtel and aircel earlier. Anyone till date, has been able to use either’s networks? Sarkari network, this is well expected.