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Friday, May 27, 2022



BSNL, MTNL to switch to 4G by end of this year: Minister

May 03, 2022 4:14 am

Interacting with officials of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and postal department in Ekta Nagar, Kevadia, the minister said the villages in Gujarat that do not have mobile network connectivity will be covered by the year-end.

Govt defers BSNL-MTNL merger, says BBNL-BSNL merger being considered

April 07, 2022 6:26 am

The Indian Express had on January 9 reported that the government had decided to merge BBNL and BSNL by the end of this fiscal and that the latter was likely to finish BharatNet work, started by BBNL.

4 dead in sewer: Rescue took time because of toxic fumes

March 30, 2022 8:48 pm

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Chief Secretary, Government of NCT of Delhi, Commissioner of Police, Delhi and the Chairman, MTNL, seeking a detailed report within four weeks.

Govt puts on sale MTNL, BSNL assets worth about Rs 970 crore

November 20, 2021 8:45 pm

BSNL properties located in Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Bhavnagar and Kolkata have been posted for sale at a reserve price of around Rs 660 crore. 

Delhi court raps CBI for not filing chargesheet against MTNL staffers ‘involved in fraud’

November 19, 2021 12:20 pm

The CBI stated that some public servants of MTNL had conspired with two private persons — Vimal Dutt and Manoj — so as to cause financial losses to the tune of around Rs.6.33 lakh.

India's decision allowing 5G trials without Chinese companies a sovereign one: US

May 12, 2021 10:14 am

India's Department of Telecom last week approved applications of telecom companies Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and MTNL to conduct 5G trials but none of them will be using technologies of Chinese entities.

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.