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BSNL announces pre-paid scheme; to offer free calls for 30 min a day at Rs. 149

BSNL announces pre-paid scheme; to offer free calls for 30 min a day at Rs. 149

New Delhi [India], Jan 24 : To compete with the private players in the telecom sector, state-owned BSNL on Tuesday announced a pre-paid scheme under which new subscribers can make 30 minutes of free voice calls; both local and STD.

The customers can use the scheme daily to any other network for a month, for Rs. 149.

"Customers will also have an option to get similar free unlimited calls for three months by paying a lump-sum amount of Rs. 439," noted a statement by BSNL.

Also, the customers will get 300 MB of data as part of the offer.

"Customers are coming forward to get our service which has helped our company increase our market share by one percent since March 2015 even in these hyper competitive telecom services," said chairman and MD BSNL, Anupam Shrivastava.

Disinvestment in LIC, Air India, BSNL will unlock lakhs of crores of rupees: Deepak Parekh

Deepak Parekh

Mumbai - Pitching for disinvestment in public sector behemoths like LIC, Air India and BSNL, top industry leader Deepak Parekh has said it can unlock huge funds worth "lakhs of crores of rupees" and shares should be given to retail investors without depending on the overseas entities.

However, one of the major requirements for such large- scale disinvestments is a government thinking on those lines, as lack of political will and union pressure have been halting such proposals for a long time including during the tenure of the previous UPA government, he said.

Giving examples from during the UPA regime, Parekh said 'he has been part of many important government panels,' including those on BSNL and Indian Railways, but nothing moved on the suggestions made by those committees.

BSNL not to charge for telecom services in Valley for September

BSNLSrinagar: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Friday joined other service providers in announcing relief to customers in the Valley during the period when the state was hit by floods.

The company said it would not charge its customers in Jammu and Kashmir for the telecommunication services for the month of September for not being able to provide the services fully during the period.

The announcement came following state Governor NN Vohra's suggestion in this regard to RN Sudhakar, chief general manager, BSNL, Jammu and Kashmir Circle, who called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan yesterday.

Gross revenue of 22 telecom operators drop in Oct-Dec FY14

Gross revenue of 22 telecom operators drop in Oct-Dec FY14New Delhi - Gross revenue of 22 telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel, RCom, BSNL and Tata Teleservices, declined in October-December quarter of 2013 compared to the previous quarter, government said on Monday.

MTNL turns profitable at Rs 7,825 cr,BSNL loss at Rs 7,085 cr

MTNL-BSNLNew Delhi: State-run telecom firm MTNL has shown profit of Rs 7,825 crore on books for 2013-14 on account of some write back provisions, Parliament was informed today.

The telecom firm had last posted annual profit of Rs 211.7 crore in 2008-09.

"MTNL has shown profit of Rs 7,825 crore mainly due to write back of provisions on account of pensionary liabilities and spectrum amortization costs after decisions of government taken revival of MTNL," Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

MTNL, which operates in Delhi and Mumbai, had posted a loss of Rs 5,321 crore in the year 2012-13.

'BSNL has 65% market share of landline and broadband market'

BSNLIndore - Public sector telecom major BSNL enjoys number one market position with 1.8 crore landline and broadband connections which amounts to 65 percent market share, a company official said Friday.

"At present a total of 2.8 core landline and broadband users exist in the country and among them BSNL's share is 1.8 crore, which is 65 percent of the total market share," BSNL's Madhya Pradesh Circle Chief General Manager, N K Yadav told reporters.

During the current financial year, the company expects an increase of 25 percent in broadband connections across the country, he said.

BSNL launches unlimited data plans for post-paid users

BSNL launches unlimited data plans for post-paid usersNew Delhi: State-run BSNL today launched two unlimited data plans for its post-paid users of North zone, targeted towards the youth and students.

The unlimited plans will be offered across the country subsequently, the company said in a statement.

Currently the packs will be available in Haryana, Punjab, UP(West), UP(East), Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and J&K GSM mobile post-paid customers.

"The new add-on data packs 240 and 340, allow unlimited data usage at monthly charges of Rs 240 and Rs 340 respectively," BSNL said.

BSNL users can now access Facebook on mobile without Internet

Facebook-on-mobile-without-InternetNew Delhi: State-run BSNL on Tuesday launched a service wherein its mobile customers will be able to access Facebook without any Internet or data connectivity.

BSNL users will be charged Rs 4, Rs 10 and Rs 20 for 3 days, weekly and monthly plans, respectively, the company said in a statement.

The public sector telecom firm has tied up with U2opia Mobile to provide Facebook access through USSD in East and South zones immediately and shortly the service will be launched in West and North zones.

Govt. to refund Rs 112.6bn to BSNL & MTNL

MTNL BSNLThe government on Thursday allowed state-run telecom firms Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) to get refunds of a total Rs 112.6 billion by returning their 4G radio spectrum.

By returning their 4G radio spectrum to the government, BSNL will receive Rs 67.24 billion, while MTNL will get Rs 45.34 billion, Information & Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told reporters.

Mr. Tewari added that the payment of the money would be staggered and done over a period of time.

BSNL, MTNL join hands to offer better services

BSNL, MTNL join hands to offer better servicesNew Delhi, Sep 24 - State-run telecom service providers - Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) - Tuesday inked an agreement to share infrastructure and entreprise business to enhance operational efficiency and augment customer care, company officials said here.

"We are going to provide now a very cost effective solution for their pan-India requirements. We are going to share the resources of each other, which will ultimately bring down the cost of operations," said R. K. Upadhyay, chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of BSNL.

USOF to provide Rs 1,500cr subsidy to help BSNL sustain rural landline operations

USOF to provide Rs 1,500cr subsidy to help BSNL sustain rural landline operationsIn a bid to help Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) sustain its loss-making rural landline business, the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) will reportedly soon provide the State-run telecommunications giant with subsidy worth Rs 1,500 crore.

A senior telecom department official revealed that the USOF has signed a memorandum of understanding with BSNL to support its rural landline operations, and that the state-owned company would receive the subsidy as early as next week.

Telegraph service to meet its end on July 15th

Telegraph service to meet its end on July 15thThe 163-year-old service of telegram will come to an abrupt end on July 15th, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) confirmed on Wednesday.

R. K. Upadhyay, chairman & managing director of state-owned telecommunications giant, said that the telegram service was no more relevant as new technologies like mobile phones and emails had become ubiquitous.

Speaking on the topic, Mr. Upadhyay said, "The service is no more relevant because of new technologies. It was a loss-making business for us."

BSNL aiming to regain number one spot

BSNL aiming to regain number one spotState-run telecom operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), which is the 5th largest player in terms of mobile phone subscribers in India, has said that it is aiming to regain its number one spot following its se 7 of network expansion.

BSNL can forfeit ZTE’s bank guarantees against the earlier purchase orders: report

BSNL can forfeit ZTE’s bank guarantees against the earlier purchase orders: reportState-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is reportedly preparing to take action against ZTE for its failure to supply GSM network gear for millions of lines in the East Zone.

According to a recent report published by the ET, BSNL has sought legal advice to kick off action against the Indian arm of ZTE.

Anonymous India hacks into BSNL's Web site

Anonymous India hacks into BSNL's Web siteMembers of hacker group, Anonymous has reportedly hacked into the website of India’s telecoms operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).

Hacker group is demanding the withdrawal of a controversial legislation that they believe compromises freedom of speech and expression. Anonymous India announced on micro blogging site, Twitter that it has hacked into the website of the state0run telecom operator and ahs leaked details including passwords and database on Pastebin.

Govt. expected to pocket Rs 30k crore from one-time spectrum fee

Govt. expected to pocket Rs 30k crore from one-time spectrum feeThe Government at the Centre can pocket more than Rs 30,927 crore by imposing a one-time charge on spectrum held by all existing mobile phone companies.

However, the Government will realistically be able to pocket just Rs 19,109 crore of the estimated Rs 30,927 crore because the inter-ministerial committee on spectrum has said that the cost of the one-time spectrum fee for state-run BSNL and MTNL would be borne by the government.

BSNL plans to monetize its massive real estate

BSNL plans to monetize its massive real estateState-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has drawn a blueprint to generate an estimated of Rs 8,000 crore in additional revenue by monetization of its massive real estate and hiving off its towers into a separate company.

The loss-making telecommunication giant has plans to develop its land bank of around 4,400 hectares commercially. It has already initiated pilot project at ten locations. By renting the commercially developed land, the company hopes to pocket more than Rs 250 crore every year.

BSNL, MTNL want govt. to bear entire burden of one-time fee for additional spectrum

BSNL, MTNL want govt. to bear entire burden of one-time fee for additional spectrumPublic sector telecommunication companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) have requested the government to bear the entire burden of one-time fee for additional spectrum.

BSNL and MTNL are jointly facing a payout of around Rs 11,000 crore after an Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) announced its decision to impose a fee on incumbent telecoms with excess spectrum.

PTPL expects to sell 10,000 tabs per months in West Bengal in next 6 months

PTPL expects to sell 10,000 tabs per months in West Bengal in next 6 monthsThe Pantel Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (PTPL) expects to sell 10,000 tablet computers per months in West Bengal alone in the coming six months.

PTPL, in partnership with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), launched a total of eight tablet computers with price tags ranging from Rs 3,999 to Rs 14,699 in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and eastern states of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

BSNL launches video call-capable landline telephones

BSNL launches video call-capable landline telephonesState-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has announced the launch of landline telephones with video calling facility.

Built in cooperation with SIS Infosystems, the new BSNL phones will mainly be used in the public PCO (Public Call Office) booths, whereby users will be able to make a video call to any internet-based phone.

BSNL Chairman & Managing Director R K Upadhyay said that the users of the company's new phones wouldn't need any computers for making video calls.




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