Government expected to roll out indigenous 5G technology by August 2022, says minister
Union Minster Devusinh Chauhan said the government is also launching a research and development fund for funding development of telecom technology
Centre gives BSNL chance to bounce back, plans to merge telecom firm with BBNL this month
With the proposed merger, BSNL will get 5.67 lakh kilometer of optical fibre which has been laid across 1.85 lakh village panchayats in the country using Universal Service Obligation Fund
Centre begins auction of MTNL, BSNL assets worth about Rs 1,100 cr
The asset monetisation is part of the Rs 69,000 crore revival scheme for MTNL and BSNL which was approved by the government in October 2019
Sale of Air India marks a remarkable change for India, shows Centre has finally realised its job of being a regulator
The sale of Air India shows the government has finally realized it is the citizen’s right to run a business. The government’s job is to ensure proper regulation.
Centre to set up SPV for monetisation of surplus government land: All you need to know
Discussions on finalising a roadmap for core and non-core asset monetisation began in March to ensure faster implementation of the Budget provisions
Delhi HC asks TRAI to ensure strict implementation of regulation to curb unsolicited commercial calls
The HC also directed telcos to ensure they strictly comply with the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preferences Regulations (TCCCPR) 2018 issued by Trai.
'Won't let Punjab plunge into anarchy': CM Amarinder Singh issues stern warning after protesters damage 1,500 mobile towers in state
The chief minister also warned that the use of violence could alienate the protesters from the masses which would be detrimental to the interests of the farming community
BSNL introduces a Rs 2,399 prepaid plan voucher in Chennai, Tamil Nadu circles with a validity of 600 days
The new BSNL voucher offers unlimited voice calls with a fair usage policy (FUP) of 250 minutes, besides 100 free SMS messages per day.
No salary, no COVID-19 healthcare, no PPEs: At State-run BSNL, workers say feel 'abandoned'; experts warn of govt losing moral authority
Two months since the Ministry of Labour and Employment issued an advisory asking private and public employers across India not to terminate or reduce the wages of the workforce, life remains grim for thousands who are employed with the State-owned telecom operator BSNL.
Eid 2020 recharge plan: BSNL launches new Rs 786 prepaid plan with 30 GB data, full talktime and 90 days validity
The promotional plan will be available for 30 days and will come with full talktime of Rs 786 and 30 GB high-speed data.
BSNL orders compulsory retirement of woman employee for trying to enter Sabarimala temple, 'outraging religious sentiments' through FB posts
BSNL has ordered compulsory retirement of its employee and activist Rehana Fathima, who had attempted to enter the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala
Telcos seek Rs 35k cr GST refund, pending payment of Rs 20k cr from state-run firms
"The telecom industry has unutilized GST input tax credit over Rs 35,000 crore for which the sector has repeatedly demanded a refund," COAI Director General Rajan S Mathews said in a statement.
BSNL updates prepaid plans to extend unlimited voice calling, SMS deals for MTNL network
The new STVs can be used in Chennai telephones and Tamil Nadu Circle under GSM prepaid mobile services from 12 May 2020.
DPIIT asks telecom dept, BSNL to hold Rs 9,000 cr worth tender following allegations of anomalies
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has asked the telecom department and state-owned BSNL to put on hold the tender for setting up 4G network, valued at Rs 9,000 crore, after allegations emerged that the tender favoured foreign companies
Telecom infra firms ask BSNL to immediately clear Rs 1,500 cr dues; say non-payment results in mobile service outage
Despite the relief package the losses of BSNL swelled by over 2.5 times to Rs 39,089 crore during the April-December 2019 period.
BSNL extends availability of 20 Mbps, Rs 499 Bharat Fiber Plan till 29 June
The plan offers 200 GB of data at 20 Mbps, which drops to 2 Mbps once the cap is hit.
BSNL launches new plans in Andhra, Telangana circles; offers 500 GB data for 365 days at Rs 1,212
To check if these prepaid plans are available in your city, you can visit BSNL's mobile app or its official website.
Coronavirus Outbreak: BSNL, MTNL to extend prepaid validity up to 20 April, offer Rs 10 additional talktime
State-owned telecom operators BSNL and MTNL will extend the validity period of their prepaid mobile services till 20 April and offer Rs 10 additional talktime even after zero balance, to enable users, especially poor and underprivileged, to stay connected during the 21-day nationwide lockdown
BSNL, MTNL release over Rs 10,000 cr for employees voluntary retirement scheme
State-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL have released over Rs 10,000 crore for employees who have opted for voluntary retirement scheme, according to a statement