BSNL to retrench another 20,000 contract workers: Employees' union
The union in a letter to BSNL Chairman and Managing Director P K Purwar said the financial condition of the company has deteriorated after implementation of voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) and the faults in the networks have increased due to shortage of manpower in various cities.
BSNL raises Rs 8,500 cr through sovereign bonds
The bonds have been issued at coupon rate of 6.79 per cent per annum for 10 year period.
Telecom subscriber base falls to 116.3 crore in May; Jio, BSNL continues to grow
"The number of telephone subscribers in India decreased from...
Nokia warns of sacking staff working on BSNL project over outstanding payments
Nokia said it has a large number of employees dedicated to BSNL projects and for the last four months it has been retaining them in an attempt to support the Prime Minister’s direction to support all employees during the Covid crisis.
PM Modi to inaugurate Chennai-Andaman & Nicobar submarine cable project on Monday
PM Modi on August 10 will inaugurate a Rs 1,224-crore subsea optical fibre cable system linking Chennai and Port Blair, which will boost landline and mobile broadband connectivity in the picturesque Andaman & Nicobar islands.
Trai asks telcos to act to speed up the mobile number portability process
MNP refers to a facility that allows a mobile user to switch telco operators without changing the mobile number.
Indian Army, BSNL to facilitate extension of 3G internet services in border areas of Arunachal
Arunachal Pradesh shares a border with China and Bhutan. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein had reviewed the status of the project. Mein expressed happiness on the progress made so far despite the difficult terrains and inclement weather and lauded the efforts of Indian Army and the BSNL in the developments.
Consultants roped in to evaluate land monetisation process for BSNL, MTNL: CMD
A preliminary report on the land monetisation process is likely to be submitted by the month-end, BSNL Chairman and Managing Director P K Purwar added.
BSNL to enhance data speed in Andaman & Nicobar by 10 times from Monday
The announcement from BSNL comes a day before the launch of 2,312 kilometre long Chennai-Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CANI) submarine optical fibre cable project by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
BSNL cancels 4G tender after DoT asks it not to use Chinese telecom gear: Source
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd's (BSNL) tender for 4G upgrade has been cancelled after the Department of Telecom (DoT) asked the state-run firm not to use Chinese telecom gear, according to a source.
High Court gives Trai, operators six weeks to show progress in curbing pesky calls
Paytm’s parent company One97 Communications had approached the court, accusing Trai, Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam of not doing enough to curb pesky calls and messages and phishing attempts. It sought Rs 100 crore in damages for the failure of the operators, which had caused it financial and reputational loss.
Govt to tell BSNL to not to use Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Sources
Telecom ministry reworks tender for BSNL network upgradation. Chinese companies will not be allowed to participate. Department of Telecom ha...
Jio adds the most customers in February at 6.25 million
Jio ended February with 383.67 million subscribers, Airtel with 328.95 million and Vodafone Idea with 325.52 million, data released by sector regulator Trai on Monday showed.
Sterlite Tech says BSNL's outstanding dues now below Rs 100 cr, expects substantial settlement this year
The pending dues were for optical fibre cable sales to BSNL, the supplies for which happened in 2018, he said, adding that the payment issue was limited only to telcos' capex-related maintenance and upgrade work, and not state rural broadband and other projects.
Voda Idea, Airtel may face hefty payouts if forced to cancel Huawei, ZTE deals
The telcos said there was no message as yet from govt to reduce or stop business with Huawei and ZTE.