BSNL-MTNL Revival Plan: Govt to give 4G spectrum in 3 bands

Government of India plans to give 4G-suitable spectrum in three LTE bands to BSNL and MTNL as part of a plan to revive their operations, Minister of Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad announced on Thursday. Prasad said the two public sector companies have requested spectrum in the 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands to […]

BSNL on track to post biggest ever subscriber losses in FY18

India’s state-owned telecom utility Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is likely to report a decline of around 1.66 mln landline phone users in the year-ended March 2018, the highest in its history. During the first ten months of the just-concluded financial year, the company saw a 10.04% fall in its landline telephone users. At this rate, […]

MTNL says not aware of BSNL merger talks; stock up 16%

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd, the state-owned telecommunications operator in the metro areas of Delhi and Mumbai, said it was not aware of any ‘restarting’ of talks related to┬áits merger with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, the pan-India telecom operator owned by the public. “We are not aware of any such news. As and when any such […]