BSNL’s 4G dream is mired in controversy

Just to promote govt’s policy of Make in India, BSNL said, it cannot afford to procure sub-standard equipment from inexperienced companies, not having proven technology. BSNL complained that when competitors were procuring world-class 4G equipment from experienced vendors, why should BSNL be compelled to procure locally. The employees’ union of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) […]


BSNL contract workers left in the lurch without wages for months

Lockdown has added to the woes of 300 workers in Dharmapuri division Even as the Prime Minister “appealed” to the industry to ensure labour wages were paid during the lockdown, BSNL, the government-owned telecom operator has left its contract workers in the lurch without paying their salaries for over nine months, long before the COVID-19 […]

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Bharat AirFibre, YuppTV Joins BSNL for Triple-Play Services

YuppTV, a global leader in South-Asian OTT content, is working with BSNL to facilitate brand’s plan of offering triple play services to BSNL customers and rural Indians. With the complete roll out slated for this year, the services will commence shortly in the South Zone, covering Telangana circle and bringing broadband and triple play services […]


GoM constituted to expedite implementation of ₹69,000 cr revival plan of BSNL, MTNL: Sources

The GoM includes Rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal and Dharmendra Pradhan. A seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM) has been constituted to fast-track and oversee the implementation of the ₹69,000 crore revival plan for state-owned telecom corporations BSNL and MTNL, sources said. The high-level group will expedite smooth implementation of […]


How BSNL plans to save Rs 7,500 crore

‘BSNL employee cost is Rs 14,500 crore and we anticipate that around 80,000 should opt for VRS.’ In his first interview after the recent Cabinet nod to a Rs 70,000 crore relief package for the two State-owned telecom operators, P K Purwar, bottom, chairman and managing director, Bharat Sanchar Nigam, spoke to Megha Manchanda on […]


BSNL clears employees’ full salary for June

State-owned BSNL on Saturday cleared June salary of all its employees, while it awaits clearance of around ₹14,000 crore in dues from the telecom department. “BSNL has cleared salary payments of all employees for June from internal accruals of about ₹2,000 crore,” an official source, who did not wish to be named, told PTI. The […]