BSNL is also taking steps to increase the rural WiFi footprint, promoting the government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative.
New Delhi: Reliance Jio and state-run BSNL were the only telecom operators to broaden their subscriber base in February 2019, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday. The subscriber base of Jio stood at around 29.72 crore in February, with an addition of[Read More…]
BSNL CMD refutes reports on 54,000 employees losing jobs; announces 4G spectrum allotment as turnaround plan
After several media reports claimed lowering the retirement age of its workforce and as many as 54,000 employees of the state-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) are likely to lose their jobs, company’s CMD Anupam Shrivastava refuted any such move. Taking it to the Twitter on Wednesday night, Anupam[Read More…]
For the first time, state-owned telecom firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) defaulted in payment of its monthly salaries. The firm has failed to pay the February salaries to around 1.76 lakh employees due to its financial crisis. The fully government-owned corporation is undergoing a major cash crunch due to[Read More…]
New Delhi: Amidst the acute financial crisis at BSNL, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has handed over the responsibility of the Finance Director at the cash-strapped PSU to current Director Mobile as well as fixed line, Vivek Banzal divesting the charge from Sujata Ray. Official sources said Banzal, who is[Read More…]
The state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), in collaboration with the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), is going to set up 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in its rural exchanges by next six months. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Friday in the presence of Communications Minister, Manoj Sinha. According[Read More…]
In a bid to enable more customers to use digital methods of bill payment, state-run BSNL is planning on leasing around 15000 point of sale machines. The telecommunications company sees digital transactions accounting for up to 40% of all bill payments by March 2017 – nearly double of current levels.[Read More…]