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BSNL Launches Prepaid Plan of Rs 75 To Knock Down Reliance Jio
INDIA

BSNL Launches Prepaid Plan of Rs 75 To Knock Down Reliance Jio

As all the operators are bringing down their tariffs and offering discounts which makes it a win-win situation for the customers. Taking the game one step ahead and In order to compete with rival Reliance Jio, the state-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched its 'Jeevitha Prepaid Plan' in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana telecom circle at a price of Rs 75. There is no official word as to whether the data plan will be available in other telecom circles in the country or not. The BSNL Rs 75 'Jeevitha Prepaid Plan' offers 10GB 3G mobile data along with unlimited local and STD voice calls. The plans also offer 500 free SMS. However, the free calls offer is not valid for calls to Mumbai and Delhi telecom circles. The plan comes with 15 days validity. According t...
Patanjali ties up with BSNL to Launch SIM Cards
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Patanjali ties up with BSNL to Launch SIM Cards

After moving the country with its economic and evergreen consumer products, Yog guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali has marked a debut in the telecom sector. Patanjali has launched a Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM card in collaboration with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) at an event witnessing inaugural by Baba Ramdev. Going in with the soft launch, only the employees and office bearers of Patanjali will be able to avail the benefits of the SIM card. However, once the full-fledged launch goes onboard people will get discount of 10 percent on Patanjali products with this card. Having a Patanjali sim will allow users to get a recharge done for Rs. 144 allowing unlimited calls across the country with a 2 GB data pack and 100 SMSs. Moreover, users will also be entitled to health, accidental ...
Vodafone and BSNL Go toe-to-toe with Jio’s New Rs 349 Plan
INDIA

Vodafone and BSNL Go toe-to-toe with Jio’s New Rs 349 Plan

Since Jio’s entry in the Indian telecom market, the competition for the best data plan has been fierce; with ever dropping prices and better data plan deals. Vodafone and BSNL, two major competitors of Mukesh Ambani’s telecom company have announced a new prepaid plan, priced at Rs 349 each. Vodafone subscribers will benefit from 3GB of 4G/3G data per day, unlimited local, STD and roaming calls, and 100 SMS messages per day for the duration of 28 days. As for BSNL users, they will benefit from 1GB data and 100 SMS everyday but for 54 days. The prepaid pack proposed by Vodafone rivals leading telecom company Airtel’s Rs 349 recharge and Jio’s Rs 299 prepaid plans. With a budget of Rs 349, Airtel offers 3GB data, 100 SMS per day and unlimited STD, and national roaming calls for 28 days....
TRAI Examining BSNL’s New App-Based Calling Service
INDIA

TRAI Examining BSNL’s New App-Based Calling Service

Telecom regulator TRAI is examining the limited fixed mobile telephony services of Bharat Sanchar Nigam following objections raised by the cellular operators, and a decision is expected soon. "Our team is working with BSNL...we have asked them for certain clarifications with a view to understand the entire architecture of the limited FMT service. And then we will take a view quickly," TRAI Chairman, RS Sharma told Pixr8. Cellular operators under industry body COAI approached the telecom regulator against the limited fixed mobile telephony services announced by BSNL. BSNL's limited fixed mobile telephony is an app-based calling service that virtually turns mobiles into cordless phones working in sync with landlines to make and receive calls within home premises. When contacted,...
Rs 2000 Cr Cisco Scam: BSNL to Look Into Allegations of Irregularity in Tender
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Rs 2000 Cr Cisco Scam: BSNL to Look Into Allegations of Irregularity in Tender

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today said it will look into allegations of irregularity in award of network equipment tender to US tech giant Cisco in 2014. Reports said BSNL tender norms for procuring IP-MPLS equipment for the Network for Spectrum (NFS) project were allegedly tweaked to so that the Rs 2,000 crore contract went to US giant. "Prima facie there is no substance to the allegations, but since the reports have come we will look into the matter once again. In the past also, these things have come up before I joined, and a proper reply on the subject has been given," BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava told. Cisco, in an emailed statement, said the company does not comment on customer relationships or internal processes. "Cisco strives to maintain high standards of et...
150 Rs War- Idea And Airtel Launched New Plans To Counter Reliance Jio and BSNL
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150 Rs War- Idea And Airtel Launched New Plans To Counter Reliance Jio and BSNL

Incumbent telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular today made an attempt to match free 4G service of Reliance Jio by launching two identical schemes offering free calls and limited mobile internet use priced at around Rs 150 and Rs 350 with 28 days validity. To match Jio unlimited calling plan, Airtel and Idea today announced scheme priced at Rs 345 and Rs 348 respectively that will allow their customers to make unlimited calls to any network in the country. Both the companies will provide 1GB of 4G data to customers with 4G mobile phone and 50 MB for non-4G mobile handset users under the plan. At lower amount of Rs 149 and Rs 148 respectively, Airtel and Idea has started offering free calls within their network. Both the companies will provide 300 MB of 4G data to customers...
Indian Govt Plans to Launch Postal Payments Bank By September
INDIA

Indian Govt Plans to Launch Postal Payments Bank By September

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said the Centre plans to launch Postal Payments Bank in September with the aim to make it the world's largest bank. "I had plans to launch the proposed Postal Payments Bank, which can be described as moving ATM, in next three years but when the proposal was taken up in the cabinet, I was asked to introduce it by September 17," the Union Telecommunication and IT Minister said at a Vikas Parv function here. The minister said the officials of the department have been directed to initiate necessary steps to launch it by September 16/17. The proposed bank will be introduced in 650 districts across the country, he said, "we have plans to introduce in 1.30 lakh post offices in the rural belts". The Postal Payments Bank will provide banking services...
BSNL Testing Wi-Fi Technology to Connect 1 Lakh Panchayats in a Year
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BSNL Testing Wi-Fi Technology to Connect 1 Lakh Panchayats in a Year

As the government's rural broadband project is facing long delays, telecom PSU BSNL is testing an alternative Wi-Fi-based network to connect about 1 lakh village panchayats in a year with high-speed Internet. "The process of laying fibre network calls for huge amount of physical labour. We have started a pilot to test broadband connectivity to village panchayats using Wi-Fi network. With this we are hopeful of connecting about 1 lakh village panchayats in a year," BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava told PTI. The state-run firm is testing sustainability of technology in three villages in Alwar district of Rajasthan. "We have written to the Department of Telecom about this project and looking for support of USO fund for it. Once we get the approval, we will start...
Digital India – Har ki Pauri and Ajmer Sharif Will connect with Free Wi-Fi Soon
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Digital India – Har ki Pauri and Ajmer Sharif Will connect with Free Wi-Fi Soon

Har ki Pauri and Ajmer Sharif, religious places of India are set to be the part of Digital India campaign. Very Soon the tourists and residents will be able to access free wi-fi services at those religious places, Thanks to BSNL. The state run operator will offer free Wi-Fi for first 30 minutes for consumers and then it will be charged at Rs 30 per hour there on. BSNL in association with Trimax (Trimax IT Infrastructure and Services), an IT services provider has put the required infrastructure at Har Ki Pauri and Ajmer Sharif to offer free Wi-Fi service. Trimax is installing nine Wi-Fi access device at each location so that subscribers can get quality coverage.   Har ki Pauri Har Ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar. It is believed that it is a preci...
Indian Government Funding 5G Network Research
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Indian Government Funding 5G Network Research

The government is funding a research project on 5G technology being undertaken by Country's premier academic institutions with an outlay of Rs. 36.51 crores, Indian Parliament was informed today. "The Department of Electronics and IT is funding a collaborative research project on 5G being undertaken by premier academic institutions across the country", Communications and IT Minister of India Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.Communications and IT Minister of India Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. He further said the project was approved in September 2015 with an outlay of Rs 36.51 crore over a period of three years to be jointly implemented by IISc-Bangalore, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Hyderabad, IIT-Madras and Centre of Excellence in wireless...
BSNL Revenue : Rs 672-crore operating profit in 2014-15, first Net profit by 2018
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BSNL Revenue : Rs 672-crore operating profit in 2014-15, first Net profit by 2018

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, an Indian state-owned telecommunications company is back on track for recovery with Rs 672-crore operating profit in 2014-15 and is likely to report the first net profit in the last nine years within 2018, communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. The company’s income from services grew 4.16% to 27,242 crore in 2014-15, the highest in the last five years. The company has registered an impressive growth in mobile connections in recent months — It went up from 900,000 in May this year to 1.6 million in July. It has also adopted mobile number portability (MNP) from July 2015, and has since then added 1,57,564 subscribers. “We are confident of achieving the target of becoming cash positive by 2018 and all 225,000 employees are committed to achie...