“The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for hiving off mobile tower assets of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) into a separate company, fully-owned by BSNL,” an official statement said.
State-owned BSNL is betting on national rollout of 4G VoLTE services, even as it begins preparatory work on 5G to stay future-ready. BSNL would be required to match the highest bidder’s price to acquire the spectrum though historically it is not required to participate in auction.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between BSNL and Coriant for laying foundation for innovation in network architectures and services leveraging 5G, IoT, Software Defined Networking/ Network Functions Virtualisation (SDN/NFV), and mobile edge computing technologies.
BSNL has introduced two new STVs at Rs 8 and Rs 19 for prepaid users, which offer voice calls at 15 paisa per minute on net and at 35 paisa per minute off net PAN India. BSNL’s Rs 8 plan comes with a validity of 30 days, while that of Rs 19 will have a validity period of 90 days.
BSNL prepaid users will have to recharge with Rs 429, post which they’ll be eligible for free voice (local/STD) on any network along with 90 GB of data (at 1 GB per day) for 90 days on PAN India basis (except Kerala Circle).
State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today unveiled its mobile wallet in partnership with MobiKwik to enable one-tap bill payment for its over 100 million subscribers. Besides, the subscribers will also be able to use the digital wallet at over 1.5 million merchants across India.
BSNL has announced a new ‘Freedom Offer’ on the 71st Independence Day which will give its prepaid mobile customers double data on standard tariff vouchers (STV) and the combo vouchers as well. Here are the details.
BSNL users will now be able to enjoy voice, SMS, Special Tarrif Voucher (STV), and combo vouchers benefits even when they’re on national roaming. The feature will go live on Independence Day on PAN India basis. The plan is likely to benefit people who travel frequently.
BSNL has unveiled its “Rakhi pe Saugaat” plan for prepaid users that give combo voucher worth Rs 74. It offers unlimited voice call on net along with 1GB free data and Rs 74 talk value on other networks. The validity is 5 days.
State-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. said it has advised broadband users to change the default system password after a section of its broadband system was hit by a malware attack earlier this week. The malware attack impacted nearly 2,000 broadband modems.
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) on Friday introduced state-of-the-art 100G Optical Transport Network (NG-OTN) across the country to provide Super Express Highways, in tune with the Digital India Programme of the Prime Minister.
“Plintron today empanelled itself with BSNL and has become the first VNE for enabling the launch of Virtual Network Operators in India,” Plintron said in a statement. Due to this, any virtual network operator can use Plintron’s technology for providing telecom services using BSNL network.
BSNL will give out six times more data to its postpaid customers, under a new offer. From July 1, existing postpaid users on BSNL network across India will get six times free bundled data. Users on Plan-99 plan will get free 250MB, instead of no data previously.
BSNL has unveiled a new plan called ‘BSNL Sixer’ or ‘666’, which gives users unlimited voice with 2 GB data per day to prepaid users. It offers unlimited voice call to any network and data for a period of 60 days. Post exhaustion of ‘666’ plan, prepaid users can choose to go for company’s other plans.
BSNL has rolled out special combo vouchers worth Rs 786 and Rs 599 for its prepaid customers, as a part of Eid-ul-fitr deals. Additionally, BSNL is offering several other full and extra talk time plans on recharge of Rs 60, Rs 110, Rs 210, and Rs 290.