BSNL to spend Rs 2,000 crore to modernize network in India

BSNL, the state-run telecom service provider, is planning to invest Rs 2,000 crore for the upgradation and expansion of its network. Under the expansion, the PSU will add 21,000 BTS, including 13,000 BTS for 3G services. The Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that around 660 telephone exchanges have already been upgraded to NGN (Next Generation Network) from PSTN (public switched telephone network) exchanges.


The NGN technology is designed and manufactured locally by centre for development of telematics. The Minister also inaugurated several value added services (VAS) on NGN and a new innovative service called fixed mobile telephony (FMT) which enables customers to make and take calls while moving.

He said that the investment is part of the government’s initiative to modernize BSNL so as to make it relevant in the competitive environment which telecom sector is facing now. The telecom operator is now planning to deploy public Wi-Fi hotspots across the country covering all religious, tourist and important locations in the country. Under the first phase, 2,500 hotspots across India will be deployed.

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March 22, 2016 5:11 pm 5:11 PM

I have been seeing such news for long time and bank is only getting worse every day. Worthless network, to make a call i have to dial ten times till then it keeps dropping and to complaint this if i call the customer care their reply will be it ll be fine in two days and I’m waiting 5years and still the worst network. I’m a gov’t employee and that’s the only reason i I’m staying in Bsnl n being loyal.

March 22, 2016 7:56 pm 7:56 PM

Report ur complaint to fb account of bsnl india and ravi shankar prasad they will surely resolve ur problem.And give them ur details like address,district,state,name,alternate phone no.

March 21, 2016 7:23 pm 7:23 PM

@Sudharsan R BSNL is the only broadband operator in my state and no private operator launched broadband services in my state whether it is urban or rural areas.But BSNL has presence in all the areas in urban and rural.

Sudharsan R
March 21, 2016 3:45 pm 3:45 PM

All private operators launched 3G in my village except BSNL…

March 22, 2016 8:00 am 8:00 AM

From which state are you?