BSNL switches to Next Generation Network technology on the fixed lines

By on March 14, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

BSNL switches to Next Generation Network technology on the fixed lines

State-owned telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced Next Generation Network (NGN) technology in its fixed line telephony and plans to invest around Rs 1,000 crore in upgrading the time-division multiplexing (TDM) technology, a statement said. More →
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Privatizing BSNL and MTNL not on anvil: Ravi Shankar Prasad

By on March 13, 2015 at 4:46 PM.

Privatizing BSNL and MTNL not on anvil: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Information Technology and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that there is no proposal to privatize public sector telecom giants BSNL or MTNL. Responding to questions during the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Prasad said the government is making all efforts to make these PSUs financially sound. More →
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Subscribers owe Rs 3,407 crore to BSNL and MTNL

By on March 11, 2015 at 6:58 PM.

Subscribers owe Rs 3,407 crore to BSNL and MTNL

Ailing state-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL have total outstanding dues of Rs 3,407.39 crore from subscribers as on December 2014. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha, said that outstanding dues in respect of landline and mobile services of BSNL stood at Rs 2,520.31 crore and Rs 887.08 crore for MTNL as on December 31, 2014. More →
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Telecom stocks in limelight; Bharti Airtel surges 7 percent

By on March 11, 2015 at 11:08 AM.

Telecom stocks in limelight; Bharti Airtel surges 7 percent

Telecom stocks, led by Bharti Airtel, were in limelight today, surging by up to 7 percent in an otherwise weak stock market. Shares of Bharti Airtel jumped 7.09 percent to settle at Rs 367.90 on the BSE. The stock was the biggest gainer among the 30-Sensex scrips. More →
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‘Airtel to double 4G network by next fiscal’: Sunil Bharti Mittal

By on March 9, 2015 at 2:09 PM.

‘Airtel to double 4G network by next fiscal’: Sunil Bharti Mittal

Flush with an investment outlay of $3 billion a year on networks, telecom major Bharti Airtel plans to double its 4G network by next fiscal as it gears up to take on competition, including the much-awaited foray of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries group. More →
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Want to give away free Internet? Do philanthropy: Airtel Chief Sunil Mittal to Mark Zuckerberg

By on March 8, 2015 at 3:22 PM.

Want to give away free Internet? Do philanthropy: Airtel Chief Sunil Mittal to Mark Zuckerberg

Taking on social networking giant Facebook's ambitious 'free internet' plans, telecom major Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Mittal has said the companies should do 'philanthropy' if they stop charging for mobile internet. More →
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Airtel to double 4G network by next fiscal: Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal

By on March 8, 2015 at 3:21 PM.

Airtel to double 4G network by next fiscal: Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal

Flush with an investment outlay of $3 billion a year on networks, telecom major Bharti Airtel plans to double its 4G network by next fiscal as it gears up to take on competition, including the much-awaited foray of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries group. More →
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