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  • Indefinite strike by BSNL employees from February 3 November 6, 2014

    Howrah: BSNL employees called an indefinite country-wide strike from February 3 next year to press its demand for proactive steps by the government to revitalise the limping telecom giant. "Since 2007 roadblocks created by the government have dragged BSNL to losses and are giving way to private sector (telecom companies) to...
  • TRAI proposes 10 per cent hike in spectrum auction reserve price October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday recommended around 10 per cent hike in the reserve price for 1800 MHz band spectrum auction compared to the last winning price in the February 2014 sale. "In the 900 MHz band, only the spectrum held by them is available...
  • BSNL to offer free Internet access on select Micromax devices September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Micromax said it has partnered staterun telecom firm BSNL to offer free Internet access on select devices in a bid to drive data usage in the country. Under the partnership, BSNL will bundle free data usage of up to 2GB per quarter for 12 months on...
  • Phone connectivity restored in most parts of J&K, problems persist in Srinagar: BSNL September 17, 2014

    Phone connectivity has been restored in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir. But problems persist in Srinagar. "The main town of Srinagar is still having problems because main switching machines are under water. Otherwise the situation is normal in the whole valley," said BSNL CMD AN Rai. ...
  • Government mulls closing some lossmaking state firms, Air India, ONGC, BSNL on the list September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Government officials will meet on Tuesday to discuss proposals to shut down some lossmaking stateowned companies, risking a conflict with powerful trade unions. After two decades of halting privatisations, the Central government still owns about 260 firms and thousands more at the state level, involved in activities ranging from...
  • J&K floods: BSNL employees who were trapped for 9 days recount ordeal September 15, 2014

    CNNIBN's Mufti Islah also spoke to some BSNL employees who were trapped at Lal Chowk for nine days. "We switched off everything and tried reaching home when we heard the news of flood. However, the water had already reached till our chest by then," said one of the employees. ...
  • J&K floods: Government working to restore phone connectivity in the state September 14, 2014

    Jammu: With flood water now receding, the government is trying to restore affected telecom services in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar earlier announced that people in Jammu & Kashmir can talk for free for a week on BSNL network, while other mobile...
  • Centre: People in J&K can talk for free in BSNL network September 14, 2014

    After rescuing almost 1.3 lakh people, the government is now focusing on restoring communication lines and restoring connectivity in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir. The JammuSrinagar highway is still closed and will take another four days to reopen. ...
  • Centre allows free talk time to people on BSNL in Kashmir September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that people in floodhit Kashmir will get free telecom services for a week on BSNL network, and mobile networks have been substantially or partially restored in the valley, except Poonch. Of the total...
  • J&K limps back to normalcy, mobile services partially restored September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: After having been cut off for more than a week, Jammu and Kashmir is heading back to the communication grid. Telecom servies in the flood hit Kashmir Valley are being normalised with BSNL restoring around 80 per cent of the affected network. Other private mobile service providers inlcuding Airtel,...
  • It will take three days to restore mobile services: CMD BSNL September 9, 2014

    The big problem that is hampering rescue activities in the Valley is that telecom links have become dysfunctional. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is trying its best to restore the links quickly, ...
  • Telecom services slowly being restored in Kashmir Valley September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom services in the floodhit Kashmir valley are slowly being restored with operators resuming network connectivity in various parts of the region. Around 58 base transceiver stations (BTS) or mobile towers of BSNL and Aircel are functioning now along with 10 landline exchanges of the staterun operator. Vodafone has...
  • J&K floods: Telephone lines will be restored by Tuesday night, says BSNL September 9, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir is facing its worst floods in six decades that have left nearly 200 people dead. Communication lines are down in many areas. BSNL is hoping to restore all lines by Tuesday night. BSNL said, "All telephone lines will be restored by tonight. We are transferring small...
  • J&K: BSNL hopes to restore communication in the valley September 9, 2014

    There are constant landslides in the upper parts of Jammu. With BSNL hoping to restore communication in the valley by night fall, water levels also seem to be receding. ...
  • 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...
  • Mobile networks in naxalaffected areas in 15 months, says Government July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Mobile networks, under the Universal Service Obligation Fund scheme, in naxalaffected 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 July 19, 2014

    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 insurgencyhit regions of the state. "The direction in this regard was given during a meeting of unified command (for antiMaoist operations) held here in the...
  • Telecom Commission nod likely for mobile network in Maoisthit areas June 12, 2014

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

    New Delhi: Staterun BSNL launched two unlimited data plans for its postpaid 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 AntiCorruption Bureau of the CBI for enquiry, CBI...
  • BSNL launches new 'smartphone' in India at Rs 1,099 June 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Staterun Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) unveiled a lowcost version of its smartphone, with egovernance applications for common man. Branded as "Bharat phone", the mobile device has a threeinch 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: Staterun 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 email service May 17, 2014

    Staterun BSNL on Saturday launched a locally designed and developed email 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: Staterun 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 prepaid 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

    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...