State-owned BSNL may maintain and operate the network of MTNL on a revenue sharing basis and a decision in this regard may be taken in 2-3 months. Also Read - BSNL offering up to 4 months free broadband service: Here's how to avail the offerAlso Read - BSNL Rs 699 prepaid plan revised with more validity, unlimited calling, and more
“We have received a proposal from MTNL CMD to operate and maintain their network. It will be done on a revenue sharing basis and a decision in this regard can be taken in 2-3 months,” BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava told . Also Read - BSNL Rs 1,498 prepaid plan launched: Data benefits, unlimited voice calls, validity and more
A committee has been formed to look into the matter and finalise details about the revenue sharing and its implementation, he added.
BSNL operates on pan-India basis, barring Delhi and Mumbai, where the other state-owned firm MTNL provides telecom services.
At an Aaj Tak event here, Shrivastava said BSNL has been making efforts to become profitable and it reported an operating profit of Rs 672 crore for FY15. He said the company’s service revenue increased while there was fall in administrative costs.
He further added saying that BSNL has taken various customer-centric initiatives such as free night calling, free roaming and providing a minimum broadband speed of 2Mbps.