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Explained: Why prefixing 0 will be mandatory for fixed-line to mobile calls from Jan 15

November 26, 2020 7:56 am

Given that India has 10-digit mobile numbering plans, and that series for numbers starting with “0” and “1” are reserved for special purposes, theoretically 800 crore numbers are possible.

Monetisation of idle land: Railways, Defence, BSNL in line

October 22, 2020 7:33 am

Sources said that after a detailed assessment of surplus land assets, various ministries are now ready to go ahead with monetisation of idle parcels for commercial development and infrastructure creation.

Centre mandates all ministries, public departments, CPSUs to use BSNL, MTNL services

October 14, 2020 10:52 am

"The government of India has, inter-alia, approved the mandatory utilisation of capacities of BSNL and MTNL by all ministries/departments of government of India, CPSEs, central autonomous bodies," a memorandum issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said.

To improve profitability: MTNL to shift focus to B2B, corporate clients

August 12, 2020 12:41 am

The company will keep operating its business-to-customer segments, but will focus its energies more on getting corporate clients, the officials said.

Gujarat Model of VRS: Ex-gratia plus pension payout to be capped for BSNL, MTNL staff

March 18, 2020 12:28 am

The model, first conceptualised to offer VRS to state-owned sick or incipient sick public sector undertakings (PSUs) of Gujarat, limits the immediate dues payable by companies.

Almost 93,000: Half at BSNL, 80% employees at MTNL opt for VRS

February 14, 2020 7:01 am

Significantly, of the 1,53,000 employees working for BSNL when the VRS scheme was approved in October 2019, over half — 78,569 employees in all — have opted to retire.

MTNL starts Rs 23,000 crore asset monetisation through DIPAM

January 02, 2020 5:21 pm

"MTNL has assets at all the prime locations. Residential as well as commercial complexes can be developed on these properties. Around Rs 1,000 crore worth assets have been initiated for monetisation in Delhi also," MTNL chairman said.

Restructuring: BSNL to raise Rs 15,000 crore via sovereign-backed bonds by February

January 02, 2020 4:22 am

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has left it to both the companies to decide how to raise the monies, and take a final call in consultation with experts, one of the officials quoted above said.

MTNL shares rise as it seeks shareholder nod for fundraising, monetisation of assets

December 12, 2019 5:02 pm

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) would seek shareholders' approval for issue of non-convertible redeemable non-cumulative preference shares on a private placement basis to the government towards payment of 4G spectrum cost.

About 92,700 BSNL, MTNL employees opt for VRS; firms to save Rs 8,800 cr annually

December 03, 2019 10:32 pm

Under the scheme over 1 lakh BSNL and 16,300 employees at MTNL were eligible for VRS which was rolled out on November 4.