Follow Us:
Sunday, May 29, 2022



BharatNet PPP: As incentive, DoT to assume revenue risk

April 25, 2022 7:34 am

Officials said that the companies bidding for the second round will only have to bring in the capital expenditure and operational expenses for the project without worrying about the fluctuations associated with the revenue.

BharatNet likely to miss deadline as shifting goalposts slow roll out

April 04, 2022 7:05 am

Consider this: as of February 2022, only about 1.72 lakh of the initially targeted 2.5 lakh gram panchayats had been connected to the central grid under BharatNet.

Over 3,000 villages in Tamil Nadu to get high-speed internet at Rs 1,815 crore

March 31, 2022 7:50 am

The Centre approved the project at an estimated cost of Rs 1,815.31 crore aimed at connecting the 12,525 Gram Panchayats in Tamil Nadu with high-speed bandwidth using Optical Fibre Cable (OFCs).

BBNL-BSNL merger scheduled for this fiscal; telco may finish BharatNet work

January 09, 2022 7:59 am

🔴 Cabinet note being prepared, to be tabled for approval soon

BharatNet PPP: Post objections on bid criteria, DoT to issue revised tender

October 22, 2021 1:31 am

The prospective bidders had, in total, raised close to 3,000 queries and feedback on the initial tender floated by the DoT while also objecting to certain terms and conditions.

Sector-specific valuation used to drive monetisation pipeline

August 25, 2021 7:46 am

Book-value approach has been used for asset classes where information on comparable market transactions or estimated capex investment is not available.

DCC clears backhaul satellite connectivity via VSAT for telecom services; Rs 19,041 cr BharatNet tender: DoT Secy

July 05, 2021 9:11 pm

Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash said that DCC has also cleared the Request for Proposal for rollout of BharatNet project for broadband services in villages in 16 states in public private partnership mode with viability gap funding of Rs 19,041 cr. 

BharatNet fails to enter fast lane: Both phases staring at delays amid Covid

July 05, 2021 1:39 am

A gram panchayat is considered service ready when it is connected to the main grid of the internet of the block headquarters of that area, whereas the internet connectivity in that gram panchayat is considered open only if there are end users connected to the internet grid.

Government to rope in private players to speed up work on rural net plan

July 01, 2021 2:49 am

The implementation of BharatNet under PPP mode is estimated to cost Rs 29,432 crore, of which the government will spend Rs 19,041 crore as viability gap funding, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

BharatNet deadline extended thrice, notice to Tata but no penalty yet: CM in Assembly

March 05, 2021 8:50 am

Awarded to Tata in July 2018, the project was originally scheduled to be completed in a year. It involves laying an optical fibre network covering 32,466 km, linking 85 blocks and 5,987 gram panchayats across 27 districts in the state.