BSNL to reduce workforce in India to cut costs: Report

State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is set to reduce its total workforce by 7% to 1,96,162 by April 30, 2017, from the current employee-base of 2,09,996 in 2016-17, the telco, in a response to an application filed under the Right to Information Act, 2005 by the Economic Time. The workforce phase out is part of employees attaining retirement age. Nearly 10% BSNL staff goes off the rolls… Read More


Enjoy 10% extra talk time on BSNL STVs during this Diwali

In wake of upcoming Diwali festival, the state-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is offering 10% extra talk time on the existing Special Tariff Vouchers (STVs) — STV-159, STV-201, STV-359, and STV-449. The new tariff will be applicable from 15th October 2016 to 31st October 2016. The offer will be available across India. Commenting on the new offers, R. K. Mittal, Director (CM), BSNL Board said, “We are… Read More


BSNL launches Freedom Plan for Rs 136 with 2 year validity

State owned PSU operator BSNL has launched a new tariff plan for new and existing subscribers to offer lower calling rates pan India. The Freedom Plan has been launched on a 90 days promotional basis in all circles. The new tariff plan comes at a denomination of Rs. 136 and offers a 2 year validity. In the first month of recharging with the plan voucher, all local and STD on-net… Read More


BSNL to invest Rs 2500-cr to install new sites, WiFi hotspots & fiber by March

In a bid to keep up with the competition, Government-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will invest Rs 2,500 crore between October and March to expand mobile network, install Wi-Fi hotspots besides bolstering core network. The ailing telecom operator has already invested Rs 1,500 crore during the first half of the fiscal in these projects in the country. Besides this Rs 4,000 crore investment for the full fiscal-year, the… Read More


From Dussehra to Diwali BSNL offers promotional voice and data to prepaid subscribers Pan India

The PSU operator BSNL is keen on giving its prepaid subscribers one more reason to celebrate this festive season. All the way from Dussehra to Diwali BSNL will be handing out extra promotional Voice and data benefits to its subscribers in all 20 circles. As a part of Dussehra celebration, starting today BSNL has launched 4 new annual validity 3G data packs. As a promotion, subscribers recharging with these packs… Read More


BSNL to increase pre FUP bundled data offering in select broadband plans Pan India- Sources

BSNL the PSU operator who has recently been cudgeled by Telecom minister Manoj Sinha to roll up its sleeves and improve QoS and offerings to be able to retain market share in the wake of developments by private operators, will be doing its bit by increasing the pre FUP bundled data offering in select broadband plans Pan India. The operator has revised the offering in BBG ULD 545, BBG combo ULD… Read More


Minister Manoj Sinha cautions BSNL employees to work harder to compete with private players

In the backdrop of rising competition from the private players, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha asked the employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to roll up their sleeves and work harder. The employees who fail to perform should take VRS, Minister said at BSNL’s Heads of Circle Conference held on Tuesday. The warning was cited while mentioning the issue of providing rural connectivity, reported Economic Times and Business Standard. Minister… Read More


BSNL seeks to buy pan-India 700 MHz spectrum for 4G services

Government-run telecom operator state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) is planning to acquire 5 MHz spectrum in the super premium yet costly 700-MHz band across the country, in a bid to take on private telecom operators that are offering high-speed 4G services. BSNL has reached out to the government, seeking financial support to buy spectrum in the 700-MHz band, according to a Business Standard report. “We have 20 MHz spectrum in 2,500-MHz… Read More


Move over Jio, BSNL to launch lifetime free voice service in January

State-run telecom operator, BSNL is reportedly planning to launch lifetime free voice service starting from January 2017, along with plans that will be cheaper than what Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio had announced earlier this month. The move is aimed at quickly expanding the subscriber base across India, expect Mumbai and Delhi, where MTNL provides services. Further, the move will put further pressure on operators such as Airtel, Vodafone and Idea… Read More


BSNL to get richer by Rs.1250 cr for installing rural wireline connections before 2002

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will get subsidy support of Rs 1,250 crore from the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) as a compensation for the deficit that the State-run telecom operator incurred in operating the rural wire-line connections installed prior to April 1, 2002. The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given the approval for the subsidy support on Wednesday. The Cabinet also decided no further request from… Read More


BSNL has emerged as the fifth largest operator in the country

State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) said that it has achieved a monthly growth rate of 1.48% beating all major private operators in the month of June this year. It has also surpassed all major private operators in net addition of new customers in the same month to become the fifth largest mobile operator, as per data from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). As per the latest… Read More


BSNL launches Broadband combo at Rs.1199 with 2 Mbps unlimited data and 24 hours free calling across all circles

As Jio has started offering fiber based Gigafiber broadband service with unlimited data and calling benefits in selected cities, this time to protect existing broadband customers, state run telecom operator BSNL came up with new unlimited broadband plan which will offer unlimited calling benefits and flat 2 Mbps speed without any FUP at only Rs 1199. With this new plan ‘BBG Combo ULD 1199’ the company which has nearly 10… Read More


BSNL counteracts Reliance Jio with unlimited wireline plan at Rs. 249

The state-run operator BSNL has announced a broadband plan BB 249, offering the subscribers unlimited broadband data at 1Mbps speed (After consuming 1GB at 2 Mbps), effectively costing less than Re. 1 per GB download if they use up to 300GB data in a month. The plan will be available from 9 September. “Under this plan, customers can download unlimited Broadband data without bothering about any data limit in GB.… Read More

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