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  • Mobile networks in naxal-affected areas in 15 months, says Government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Mobile networks, under the Universal Service Obligation Fund scheme, in naxal-affected areas are likely to be set up in 15 months, the government said on Monday. Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Lok Sabha that the government was concerned about the coverage and quality of...
  • Centre to help Bihar set up electronic goods manufacturing hub 6 days ago

    The Centre wants Bihar to have manufacturing hubs for electronic goods in the state to improve employment and revenue opportunities, said Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday. "We are ready to provide all help for establishing electronic manufacturing hubs as they will increase employment and...
  • Raman Singh asks BSNL to expedite work of mobile towers in Maoist areas June 16, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has directed the government owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to expedite the installation work of 181 mobile towers in the insurgency-hit regions of the state. "The direction in this regard was given during a meeting of unified command (for anti-Maoist operations) held here in the...
  • Telecom Commission nod likely for mobile network in Maoist-hit areas June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Commission is likely to clear a proposal for setting up mobile network in Maoist-hit areas and ensure seamless mobile connectivity in the northeast as part of NDA government's resolve to fight Left-wing extremism and development of NE region. During a recent meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath...
  • BSNL launches unlimited data plans for post-paid users June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: State-run BSNL 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,...
  • Kalaignar TV MD, former Sun TV official appear before CBI June 7, 2014

    Chennai: Kalaignar TV's managing director Sharad Kumar and a former COO of Sun TV Network on Saturday appeared before CBI here in connection with the illegal telephone exchange case. Kumar and former Sun TV Chief Operating Officer Hansraj Saxena appeared before the Anti-Corruption Bureau of the CBI for enquiry, CBI...
  • BSNL launches new 'smartphone' in India at Rs 1,099 June 7, 2014

    Bangalore: State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) unveiled a low-cost version of its smartphone, with e-governance applications for common man. Branded as "Bharat phone", the mobile device has a three-inch large screen display with provision for dual SIM card and has been priced at Rs 1,099 to make it affordable to...
  • BSNL users can now access Facebook on mobile without Internet June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: State-run BSNL today 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...
  • BSNL, Data Infosys jointly launch locally developed e-mail service May 17, 2014

    State-run BSNL on Saturday launched a locally designed and developed e-mail service -- XGen personal and enterprise -- in partnership with IT firm Data Infosys. "Customers will have a wide range of features in the new service," said BSNL CMD RK Upadhyay at the launch here. The servers will be offered through...
  • Retendering of equipments may delay plans to beef up communications network in Naxal-hit areas March 28, 2014

    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 completion...
  • BSNL hikes landline, broadband rentals March 1, 2014

    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. ...
  • BharatSync launches new services for low-end mobiles March 1, 2014

    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 no...
  • BSNL to upgrade telephone exchanges in cities by March end February 14, 2014

    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 February 2, 2014

    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 will...
  • BSNL, MTNL likely to offer free roaming plans from January 26 January 24, 2014

    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. He...
  • DoT sets up phone terminals in Naxal-hit areas for better communication of security forces November 19, 2013

    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, 10...
  • CBI files case against Maran for setting up of illegal telephone exchanges October 1, 2013

    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 a...
  • BSNL, MTNL working to offer free roaming for their customers September 25, 2013

    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...
  • Spectrum auction expected in January, revenue target at Rs 11,000 crore September 24, 2013

    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 MF...
  • Kerala govt launches e-payment facility for people to pay bills online September 5, 2013

    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 the...
  • Rajasthan BSNL offers free data roaming for 3G prepaid customers August 18, 2013

    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...
  • ITSB crossed 90 cr mark in May, informs TRAI August 16, 2013

    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 June 2012,...
  • Telegram: The end of an era. STOP. July 15, 2013

    The era of telegrams or the good old 'taar system' has come to an end with the last ever telegram being sent out on Sunday. While it may not have been used by many people of late, a full stop to the Telegram has rekindled some fond memories among many. ...
  • Delhi books highest telegrams as 160-year-old service ends July 15, 2013

    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 source...
  • Watch: People give an emotional farewell to telegram July 15, 2013

    As the 160-year-old BSNL's telegram services finally shut, people recall how they started writing telegrams when they were in their childhood. They still used to write telegrams to their relatives and would wait for it. ...
  • Bangalore: People queue up at post office to send their last telegram July 14, 2013

    Today is the last day for the BSNL's 160-year-old telegram services. With just hours to go before the telegram is officially shut, many post offices saw a last minute rush to send souvenir telegrams as people are gathering to send that last telegram to their kids or themselves just to...
  • Telegram services to shut at 9 pm tonight July 14, 2013

    Today is the last day for the BSNL's 160-year-old telegram services as it will shut at 9 pm tonight. Just hours before the telegram is closed down, people have gathered at the offices to send telegrams to their relatives, friends. ...
  • Kunal Kapoor: Make India a cruelty-free cosmetics zone July 11, 2013

    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 deed by...
  • BSNL announces roaming plans with free incoming calls July 11, 2013

    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...