Merger talks on the cards again? BSNL to maintain MTNL’s network on a revenue-sharing model: Report

By December 12th, 2015 AT 7:24 PM

State-run telco BSNL is planning to maintain and operate the network of MTNL on a revenue sharing basis and a final decision is awaited in the next 2-3 months reports The Indian Express.


“We have received a proposal from MTNL CMD to operate and maintain their network. It will be done on a revenue sharing basis and a decision in this regard can be taken in 2-3 months,” media reports said quoting Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL, said.

A committee has been formed to look into the matter and finalize details about the revenue sharing and its implementation, he added. While BSNL operates pan-India, MTNL provides telecom services in Delhi and Mumbai. Earlier, the government was planning to merge the two state-run telcos and by this month, an announcement was expected on the same. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in September last year had set a deadline of July 31, 2015, for closing the merger of MTNL and BSNL, but the merger did not fructify due to some reasons.

Earlier this year, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had requested Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, to prepare and submit a feasibility report on the merger of BSNL and MTNL.

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Having over six years of experience in business journalism, Krishna has a knack for writing on telecom and IT. She believes that tryst with technology is the best thing that has ever happened to the mankind. Krishna is a telecom analyst with CMR

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In Goa Bsnl broadband does not work properly during afternoon the pages never load at all almost everyday.

When will cheap broadband come? people are happy with 512kbps? There is no ULD1445 plan in Goa and cannot get new landline connection

Bsnl should come with a solution and use cache server, local peering.

So all our hope for high speed cheap broadband dependes JIOZ? And if Jio getting cheap broadband hope the India government should not Interfere.

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I my parents all 3 use MTNL 2G SIM later upgraded to 3G by MTNL for the last 10 yrs. We 3 have just One Vodafone SIM for back up purposes. Even as On 16-10-2015 i wanted to get a new micro SIM of MTNL with New connection, but got a Normal Full Size SIM for 3G Data which suited me & works perfectly in my Huawei E303C USB Dongle. As i said will continue to support MTNL despite it’s glitches whatsoever. Today however to book a LPG Gas on IVRS it took 6 attempts to succeed because of call… Read more »


In Kerala if you have atleast 2bar of signal either from 2G or 3G ,then you don’t need to worry about the quality of service in BSNL because quality is in par with private operators.3G not_spots for BSNL is quite common in rural areas(don’t know why we always leave rural areas untouched 🙁 ),still waiting in patience for BSNL to cover that areas too with 3G ….

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