MTNL

  • MTNL gets Cabinet nod for financial support October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The union Cabinet on Saturday approved a proposal of the department of telecommunications to provide financial support to Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), an official statement said. The MTNL needs financial support due to its liability arising from levy of minimum alternate tax (MAT). "The objective of this approval is...
  • BSNL, MTNL merger likely by July next year September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The muchawaited merger of telecom PSUs, BSNL and MTNL, is likely to take place by July next year as the two companies look at synergising operations by offering services as a single entity. At present, BSNL offers services in the whole country, except Delhi and Mumbai. MTNL provides telecom...
  • MTNL appoints SBI Cap for evaluating investment scope in United Telecom Limited July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Staterun telecom firm MTNL has roped in SBI Capital Markets to evaluate feasibility of investments in its Nepal based joint venture telecom operator United Telecom Limited. "MTNL has appointed SBI CAP to assist it in deciding whether to invest further in to UTL which...
  • MTNL customers to get WiFi services at nonhome spots January 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Ailing stateowned telecom company MTNL plans to launch high speed WiFi services in Mumbai and Delhi, which will provide Internet services to customers at different locations, apart from their homes. MTNL will be tying up with malls, coffee chains and food courts to provide this unlimited WiFi service to its...
  • BSNL, MTNL likely to offer free roaming plans from January 26 January 24, 2014

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

    New Delhi: Staterun 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 timeline for the next round of spectrum auction, Telecom Secretary MF...
  • Telephone directories die a silent death August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Technology is claiming yet another relic. Remember those big fat books that made us proudly proclaim in the 1970s and 1980s that we owned a telephone? Alas, with the advent of the internet and smartphones that can store hundreds of numbers, the telephone directory got lost in the...
  • ITSB crossed 90 cr mark in May, informs TRAI August 16, 2013

    Registering a marginal growth, Indian telecom subscriber base (ITSB) crossed 90 croremark 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 croremark. Earlier in June 2012,...
  • GoM meet on BSNL, MTNL revival deferred by a day June 10, 2013

    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 P...
  • BSNL, MTNL may enter into cable TV, broadcasting May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers is expected to consider a DoT proposal on Thursday that may clear the way for stateowned 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 learnt...
  • HC rules in favour of BEST in MTNL tariff case April 8, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has upheld the decision of a power distribution company categorising telephone exchanges of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) as 'commercial consumer' for the purpose of charging tariff. MTNL had filed a petition challenging the decision of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) to change...
  • MTNL launches three Android tablets September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), in partnership with device manufacturer Teracom, has announced its entry in to the Indian tablet market with the launch of three new Android tablets under the name "Lofty". The tablets namely Lofty TZ300, Lofty TZ200 and the Lofty TZ100 are priced at...
  • MTNL starts home delivery of telecom connections August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Staterun MTNL's mobile, landline and broadband connections can be availed by just sending an SMS or communicating online, a top company official said. "Under single window service, we have started providing mobile connections, landline and broadband at the doorstep of customers. They just need to...
  • Anonymous hackers take down MTNL website June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A hacking group said it attacked the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) website, accusing the company of censoring content on the Internet. The corporate website of MTNL, which caters to the major Indian cities of New Delhi and Mumbai, was down for at least six hours. A post on...
  • Airtel may launch 4G in Kolkata this month March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel is likely to launch 4G services, starting with Kolkata on March 20, which would give the company a lead over rivals in offering the next generation telecom services in the country, according to industry sources. The country's largest private telecom company had earlier appointed Nokia Siemens Networks...
  • Mobile TV viewing not a costly affair February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: If a user watches TV on his mobile phone for 20 minutes every day for a month, he will consume only 1.2 GB. If you have a mobile phone that supports a web browser, GPRS and WiFi connectivity, you can watch more than 100 TV channels live on your...
  • MPs owe more than Rs 7 crore to MTNL November 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Over Rs 7 crore is what some current and former Members of Parliament (MPs) owe MTNL as unpaid telephone bills. CNNIBN has accessed RTI details obtained by activist Subhash Agarwal showing how much money is owed by the MPs. An overall sum of Rs 19,78,027 is owed by six...
  • MTNL reduces data download rates by 15 pc October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Staterun telecom major MTNL on Wednesday announced a steep decline of 15 per cent in internet tariffs, an effort to provide the services at affordable rates to customers. The customers now would be charged Re 1 for every data download of 1.2 MB, against the earlier rate of Re...
  • CWG scam: HCL Infosystems, MTNL tank on BSE June 9, 2011

    Mumbai: HCL Infosystems and MTNL took a hit in early trade on the BSE on Thursday after the CBI carried out searches in the premises of former top officials of both companies in connection with alleged irregularities in a Commonwealth Games project. Shares of IT firm HCL Infosystems tumbled by 11.43...
  • India added 11.11 mn GSM subscribers in April May 20, 2011

    New Delhi: India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.95 per cent in April with the addition of 11.11 million mobile phone users, of which Bharti Airtel alone signed up over 2.41 million customers. The total number of GSM subscribers in the country crossed 580.67 million as against 569.56 million in March,...
  • BSNL, MTNL to synergise operations May 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Following directives from Telecom Ministry to synergise their operations, staterun MTNL on Wednesday said it has initiated process with BSNL to streamline their business, including telecommunications, enterprise and customer care to cut costs. Both the firms are reeling under huge financial losses and the Government has directed them to...
  • Anderson's escape from India will remain a mystery September 7, 2010

    New Delhi: The circumstances under which United Carbide chief Warren Anderson suddenly fled the country after he arrived in the aftermath of the Bhopal gas tragedy will continue to remain a mystery. MTNL, which could have thrown some light, said it was unable to provide phone call details. The stateowned telephone...
  • Ensure infrastructure to intercept 3G calls: Home Ministry August 11, 2010

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has asked the Department of Telecommunication to ensure service providers upgrade infrastructure to intercept calls and SMS of all third generation (3G) mobile services or else stop using the latest technology. In a letter, the MHA has asked DoT to direct staterun BSNL and MTNL, which...
  • Govt panel to scout for BSNL, MTNL chiefs July 15, 2010

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday constituted a sixmember panel, headed by Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrasekhar, to identify chief executives for telecom PSUs BSNL and MTNL. Other members of the search panel are Secretary (Personnel) Shantanu Consul, telecom secretary PJ Thomas, IIT Chennai professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, IIM Ahmedabad professor Samir Barua...
  • Man gets Rs 3lakh phone bills; cheats free calls August 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Ajay Goyal, a Delhibased businessman, has been running from pillar to post since after received 19 cellphone bills for Rs 3 lakh for numbers he never used. He complained and the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. MTNL slapped him with more bills. ...
  • RSP veteran Abani Roy resigns from party August 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Under attack from party colleagues for his writing letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on issues and dispute involving big corporate houses, veteran Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader Abani Roy has resigned from primary membership of the outfit. However, the party is yet to decide whether to accept the...
  • Telephone workers strike called off in Delhi, Mumbai May 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Some 8,000 employees of the staterun Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL), which runs telecom and Internet services in the national Capital and Mumbai, on Wednesday called off their threeday old agitation after the management agreed to review their demands including wage hikes. "The strike has been called off. There will...
  • 3G technologies set to take 2009 by storm January 13, 2009

    New Delhi: If you're dating on the sly it'll make life hell. With third generation phones your wife will see where you are, not just hear your voice. Besides video calls, 3G technologies also offer hispeed Internet access. Experts say it's the big thing for 2009. But when...