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  • Retendering of equipments may delay plans to beef up communications network in Naxal-hit areas 28-03-2014 07:59 PM

    In a development that will further delay plans to beef up communications network in Naxal -affected areas, inter-ministerial body Telecom Commission on Friday decided to re-tender the purchase of equipment for setting up mobile towers. The project to set up mobile towers in the Naxal-affected areas was originally scheduled for...
  • BSNL hikes landline, broadband rentals 01-03-2014 05:15 PM

    Kolkata: India's largest state-owned telecommunications service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has decided to increase the landline and broadband monthly tariff from March 1 across the country. "One India monthly plan for landline will be revised from Rs 180 to Rs 195," BSNL CGM (Kolkata) Gautam Chakraborty told PTI. The...
  • BharatSync launches new services for low-end mobiles 01-03-2014 03:29 PM

    Users of email solutions provider BharatSync will now get functions like protection from unauthorised access to email, SMS backup, call log and call recording besides push mail and contact sync on their low-end mobile phones. IT company Data Infosys, who has developed the services, launched them for BSNL customers with...
  • BSNL to upgrade telephone exchanges in cities by March end 14-02-2014 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: State-run BSNL on Friday said the modernisation of its telephone exchanges, which are being equipped with new technology provided by Chinese firm Huawei, in cities is expected to complete by the end of next month. "We are about to finish Phase 1 of exchange modernization project using next...
  • Rajasthan BSNL offers free roaming to customers 02-02-2014 05:50 PM

    Under a new tag of "One Nation:One number:One rupee", Rajasthan BSNL has offered roaming free services anywhere in the country for its pre-paid mobile customers on a special tariff voucher (STV). The scheme began on Saturday in which customers are required to buy a recharge through STV of 92 which...
  • BSNL, MTNL likely to offer free roaming plans from January 26 24-01-2014 12:27 PM

    State-owned telecom firms MTNL and BSNL are likely to launch new roaming plans from January 26 that will offer their subscribers free calls, sources said. "MTNL has plans to make roaming free for its customers on its network in Delhi and Mumbai without any additional charge," said an official source....
  • DoT sets up phone terminals in Naxal-hit areas for better communication of security forces 19-11-2013 07:31 AM

    Ten digital satellite phone terminals were installed in Maoist-hit districts of poll-bound Chhattisgarh to provide better communication facilities to the security forces. DoT officials said the department had set up 50 digital satellite phone terminals (DSPTs) in recent months in the naxal affected areas to improve the communication network. However,...
  • CBI files case against Maran for setting up of illegal telephone exchanges 01-10-2013 03:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday filed a case against former Union Minister and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran. The case pertains to the setting up of illegal telephone exchanges. The CBI has filed a case against Dayanidhi Maran and officials of BSNL. The agency has basically converted...
  • BSNL, MTNL working to offer free roaming for their customers 25-09-2013 11:05 AM

    New Delhi: State-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL today said that they are working jointly to offer free roaming service to all their customers. "In the NCR (National Capital Region), leaving Delhi, where BSNL customers is on roaming, he is not charged for roaming. We would like to enlarge that...
  • Spectrum auction expected in January, revenue target at Rs 11,000 crore 24-09-2013 01:42 PM

    The Department of Telecom is likely to conduct the third round of spectrum auction by January and expects to garner a minimum revenue of about Rs 11,000 crore this fiscal, a top official said. Replying to a query on expected time-line for the next round of spectrum auction, Telecom Secretary...
  • Kerala govt launches e-payment facility for people to pay bills online 05-09-2013 02:03 PM

    Kerala government has launched "e-pament gateway" system enabling people to pay various utility bills and access government department services online. Utility bills of Kerala State Electricity Board, Kerala Water Authority, BSNL and university fees could be done through the gateway using credit and debit cards of 66 banks identified for...
  • Rajasthan BSNL offers free data roaming for 3G prepaid customers 18-08-2013 11:28 AM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan BSNL has announced a "free data roaming" for its 3G pre-paid customers anywhere in the country besides reduction in such tariff plans. The charges for 1GB data download has been reduced from Rs 250 to Rs 139 to prepaid customers from Independence Day, BSNL GM (Marketing) Rajasthan Telecom...
  • ITSB crossed 90 cr mark in May, informs TRAI 16-08-2013 07:39 PM

    Registering a marginal growth, Indian telecom subscriber base (ITSB) crossed 90 crore-mark in May this year after almost two years. The base grew by 0.34 per cent to reach 90.005 crore, according to Trai data. This is the second time the subscriber base is breaching the 90 crore-mark. Earlier in...
  • Delhi books highest telegrams as 160-year-old service ends 15-07-2013 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: People across India thronged to telegraph offices to experience the thrill of booking a telegram for one last time as the curtains came down Sunday night on a 160-year-old service. Some 20,000 telegrams were booked on Sunday, of them 2,200 from Delhi followed by Kerala with 1,867, a...
  • Kunal Kapoor: Make India a cruelty-free cosmetics zone 11-07-2013 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor has used the dying telegram service to urge the government to ban the import and sale of cosmetics that are tested on animals. The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has decided to discontinue the 160-year-old telegram service on July 15. Kunal did a good...
  • BSNL announces roaming plans with free incoming calls 11-07-2013 11:12 AM

    New Delhi: Following rivals, state-run BSNL said it has launched special plans offering customers free incoming calls and cheaper rates for outgoing calls and SMS while roaming in the country. Other mobile operators have announced such schemes in order to comply with directions by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India...
  • BSNL will become leading telecom operator again: CMD 02-07-2013 10:17 AM

    Dharamshala: State-run BSNL is expanding network capacity and it will become a leading telecom operator again, its Chairman and Managing Director R K Upadhyay said today. "We lagged behind other private companies, as we could not purchase the required equipment in the last 4-5 years due to many reasons. Now...
  • Govt approves Rs 650 crore penalty on Bharti Airtel 25-06-2013 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal is learnt to have approved levying of Rs 650 crore penalty on Bharti Airtel for violating roaming norms in 13 service areas between 2003 and 2005. "The Minister has approved penalty of Rs 650 crore on SLD (subscriber local dialing) matter," a Telecom Ministry...
  • Giant leap in connectivity: Villages to get high-speed data cables 24-06-2013 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: India is set to take a giant leap in connectivity as work begins soon on a grand, Rs 20,000-crore ($3.3 billion) project to link its 250,000 village councils with high-speed data cables to take e-governance to the grassroots and facilitate e-services in fields ranging from education to entertainment...
  • Naveen distributes free mobile phone sets among farmers 19-06-2013 01:41 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday distributed 5,000 mobile phone sets among farmers while launching the scheme. "The farmers can access the market information related to agriculture through the mobile phones," Patnaik said, adding that they would get voice calls and SMS in Odia language. Inaugurating the Digital...
  • GoM meet on BSNL, MTNL revival deferred by a day 10-06-2013 08:45 PM

    New Delhi: The meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) looking into the revival strategy for state- owned telecom firms BSNL and MTNL has been deferred by a day to June 12. "It has been deferred to June 12," an official source told reporters. The GoM, headed by Finance Minister...
  • BSNL, MTNL may enter into cable TV, broadcasting 09-05-2013 11:35 PM

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers is expected to consider a DoT proposal on Thursday that may clear the way for state-owned telecom firms, BSNL and MTNL, to venture into cable TV and broadcasting services to help infuse life into the loss making companies. The Department of Telecom (DoT) is...
  • BSNL launches first wi-fi network module for cars 03-04-2013 11:42 PM

    Indore: In a development which is probably the first of its kind in the country, BSNL's Indore division on Wednesday launched a wi-fi technology module for cars which will enable people to use Internet while they are travelling. A wi-fi technology module which costs around Rs 5000 to Rs 6000...
  • BSNL employee killed, allegedly by guards, after fight with manager 22-10-2012 08:17 PM

    Lucknow: An employee with the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) was on Monday beaten to death inside a telephone exchange in Ghaziabad, police said. According to information available, the victim got into an altercation with the General Manager (GM), who called in security guards, who in turn beat him to...
  • BSNL website hacked... again! 05-12-2011 10:43 AM

    New Delhi: A few months back, the Pakistan Cyber Army hacked the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) website. During the raid, they had gained access to over 10,000 users' information, which included names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers and location details and now, the website has got hacked again. A group...
  • BSNL launches education content services 26-11-2011 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: State-run telecom operator BSNL has launched its online education service 'Topper Education' in partnership with Greycell 18 for its landline broadband customers. Using this service, BSNL subscribers can access education resources from a comprehensive library of video lessons covering the entire curriculum, online tests with assessment tools and...