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February 2019:


New Delhi, February 22,2019

As per TRAI report on drive tests released recently, Government Telecom Company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, has met KPIs in all 5 parameters in both 2G and 3G in three cities, which is best amongst its competitors. The performance of BSNL has been continuously improving as can be seen from the statistics of drive test done by TRAI during 2017-18 and current financial year. In FY2017-18 TRAI conducted drive test in 46 cities and BSNL met the benchmark in all 5 parameters in 22 cities, which was similar to few other operators. However during current financial year, BSNL has emerged as best performing operator by meeting all 5 KPIs benchmark in as many as 25 cities out of 49, where drive tests (around 20000 KM) were conducted by TRAI, which is best amongst all other operator.
Subscribers have welcomed the improvement in network performance and attractive plans offered by porting to BSNL in large numbers. BSNL is one of the two operator to show net addition of 5.56 lakh subscribers during December 2018, as per latest TRAI report. Recently BSNL has also offered Eros Now premium subscription free of cost with unlimited movies and exclusive video series to its consumers of select STV/plans of Rs.78, Rs.98, Rs.298, Rs.333 and Rs.444.
Mr. Vivek Banzal, Director (CM), BSNL informed that BSNL is committed to offer excellent service at affordable price to its subscribers.
February 2019:


New Delhi, February 21,2019

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has announced to offer “Free Voice Calling” within India for existing BSNL Landline, Landline Broadband and Mobile customers. This offer is available on “Wings” service of BSNL.
“Wings” is a combination of voice over IP (VOIP) and landline service of BSNL. Under this service, a customer can make or receive calls using a BSNL “Wings” app on his/her mobile handset. Under this service there are no charges for national roaming. All incoming calls from India are free even while roaming internationally. When outside India, calling from “Wings” to India will cost only Rs.1.25/- per minute.
To avail this service, only a click at website i.e. is required to start the process of registration (by clicking “Book Wings”). After receiving user name and password (PIN), user can download BSNL “Wings” app from Google store, input user name and password and start making calls. The service is very useful, as a “Wings” user will never miss an incoming call in case he is hooked to Wi-Fi. Calls forwarded from any BSNL number to “Wings” number are totally free.
February 2019:


New Delhi, February 14,2019

Attention of Government has been drawn to certain reports in a section of the media which convey the impression that BSNL may be closed down. However, this is not true. At present there is no proposal under consideration with the Government for closure of BSNL. On the contrary, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India (DoT) recognises and values the inherent strengths of BSNL as a telecom services provider with huge infrastructure and reach, especially in rural areas. Further, DoT is in the process of finalising a proposal for revival of BSNL to be considered by the Digital Communications Commission (DCC) very soon.
It appears that the news reports in question have unnecessarily tried to focus on closure as one of the options for revival of any PSU which is not in consonance with the current thinking of DoT.
It is clarified and reiterated that DoT would like to see a robust BSNL, duly strengthened and financially viable, dedicated to servicing the nation and playing an important role in the telecom sector.
February 2019:


New Delhi, February 12,2019

Amazon and BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) announced today that select BSNL BharatFiber customers are eligible to receive a year of Amazon Prime Membership (worth INR 999) at no additional cost – providing customers the best in, online entertainment and shopping: Prime Video, Prime MusicPrime Reading and unlimited free fast shipping on millions of items along with early and exclusive access to deals
With this offering, BSNL ultra high speed BharatFiber customers with the 18 Gb and above plan can enjoy unlimited streaming anytime, anywhere of premium movies and TV shows on Prime Video including the latest and exclusive blockbuster Hollywood, Bollywood and Indian Regional movies, top TV shows, stand-up comedies, kids programs and critically acclaimed Prime Original series like Inside Edge, Breathe, The Remix, Comicstaan, Hear Me. Love Me., Mirzapur, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Homecoming and the recently released Four More Shots Please! In addition, members can getaccess to free eBooks and can stream ad-free music with unlimited offline downloads across tens of millions of songs in multiple languages – English, Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, Bengali and more – and get free fast delivery on millions of items with early access to deals and discounts on Amazon.
Commenting on this collaboration, Shri Vivek Banzal, Director CFA, BSNL said, “We understand the entertainment needs of our customers and have been putting together the technologies and products that work the best for our customers. Amazon Prime has been well accepted by Indian audience and we are hence giving the most preferred choice to our customers to own and enjoy the basket of benefits that Prime membership offers. We are doing more online engagements with customers as this brings enormous customer satisfaction and cuts down on our costs also in delivering excellent customer services.“Our new data plans introduced in December, bringing highest in industry speeds at most affordable rates, have been an incredible success, and we’re working hard to meet the incredible demand,” he said.
Gaurav Gandhi, Director and Head, Business, Amazon Prime Video India said, “Prime Video has received an overwhelming response from customers across the length and breadth of the country. We are thrilled to extend our association with BSNL to the BharatFiber customers that will expand the reach of Prime Video to an even larger base of customers who can now enjoy premium content on a screen of their choice - be it their mobile device or the television in their living room.”
Akshay Sahi, Director and Head of Amazon Prime India said, “We are happy to collaborate with BSNL again making Amazon Prime membership accessible to more customers. EligibleBSNL BharatFiber customers can now experience Amazon Prime as a part of their plan. We believe these subscribers will love the many benefits of Prime and enjoy unlimited shopping, shipping and entertainment.”
The annual Amazon Prime membership can be activated through the BSNL website. Access to Prime Video is available after downloading the Prime Video app on supported devices. Similarly, one can enjoy Playlists and Stations specially curated by Amazon’s music editors across moods, activities, genres, artists and decades, by downloading the Amazon Prime Music app and avail shopping benefits by logging in with their Prime account credentials on
February 2019:


New Delhi, February 06,2019

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a leading telecom operator in India, today has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ciena to prepare its network for the impending evolution toward 5G.
BSNL, in support of the Digital India vision by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi and recent strategic telecom plan from India’s Department of Telecommunications, is working to conduct field trials to roll out 5G by 2020. The network operator is collaborating closely with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and technology partners to showcase a strong 5G ecosystem that enables innovation for new use cases and business models. The 5G trials are expected to take place in any of the preferred Urban Metro Area.
To support transport delivery for these 5G trials, the parties will explore Ciena providing next generation Converged Packet Optical and Packet Networking platforms as well as Blue Planet® Intelligent Automation software. Specifically, Ciena and BSNL intend to jointly evaluate front haul, mid haul and backhaul transport-based use cases and scenarios to address resiliency requirements and latency concerns. The collaboration, celebrated at a signing ceremony in New Delhi, signifies the next step toward adoption of 5G by operators in the government sector and beyond.
BSNL’s Chairman and Managing Director, Shri Anupam Shrivastava said: "5G represents an enormous opportunity in India and BSNL has made a significant step forward to bring this innovation to market. We expect that these trials will show the true benefit of 5G which promises to deliver speeds of up to 20 gigabits per second, as much as 30 times faster than 4G.”
Ciena India’s Vice President and General Manager, Ryan Perera said: "Conducting field trials in collaboration with BSNL will mark an important step in making 5G a reality in India. Ciena’s unmatched leadership in packet, optical and software-enabled technologies help to create more adaptive networks and supports the adoption of 5G.”
Ciena currently provides Converged Packet Optical and Ethernet solutions to leading Indian telecom operators. In addition, it supplies equipment to the Indian government to build core transport and switching backbone networks for India's armed forces. Ciena’s 5G Network Solutions are open and designed to provide the scale and automation that operators like BSNL need to deliver a superior end-to-end user experience. Ciena’s 5G solutions also leverage Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan and Multi-Domain Service Orchestration software that provides enhanced network orchestration, analytics, and end-to-end SDN-based network control and automation.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. was incorporated on 15th September 2000. It is one of the largest & leading public sector units providing comprehensive range of telecom services in India. BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country & now focusing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications in villages & winning customer's confidence. BSNL is the only service provider, making focused efforts & planned initiatives to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in ICT sector. In fact BSNL has its reach with its wide network giving services in every nook & corner of the country except New Delhi & Mumbai. Whether it is inaccessible areas of Siachen glacier or North-Eastern regions of the country, BSNL serves its customers with a wide bouquet of telecom services namely Wireline, CDMA mobile, GSM mobile,3G, Internet, Broadband, Carrier service, MPLS-VPN, VSAT, VoIP, IN Services, FTTH, etc. BSNL is the leading provider of mobile and wireline services in India with 113 million mobile subscribers and 12.56 million wireline customers. It is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and innovative solutions in every corner of India. BSNL is continually evolving its mobile offering with services that deliver a high-quality mobile experience. BSNL is the leading 3G operator in India and has the widest 3G Network covering more than 1700 towns and cities in every nook & corner of the country. Recently, BSNL has also started 4G Mobile services to its Customers.
January 2019:


New Delhi, January 19,2019

Own a Bharat Fiber, if your data needs in office or home are having entertainment, work, smart devices and all working together. We realize that now customers are demanding super fast internet and have started owning more electronic gadgets and entertainment tools than ever before. So our Fiber to the Home technology has been upgraded and we are happy to announce the launch of Bharat Fiber which will be an affordable yet able to meet the huge data demand of our customers. Said Shri Vivek Banzal, Director CFA, BSNL Board.
Bharat Fiber will provide the data and WiFi connectivity to whole family at home. Therefore high data downloads as much as 35GB per day are available with prices as low as Rs1.1per GB
Bharat Fiber bookings have already been started on bsnl portal. Our technology is one of the best as digital India is a national mission and we want to put all efforts to make this happen in every home of our country.
We maintain transparency in our billing systems and share complete details with our customers. We are also issuing regular security and usage advisory to our customers based on usage pattern. Customer satisfaction and customer loyalty are key themes we regularly work on and it’s bringing now results to us, added Shri Vivek Banzal.
January 2019:


New Delhi, January 09,2019

Online cashback scheme ordering, its hassle free and simple, that’s the message Shri Anupam Shrivastava CMD BSNL gave, while launching the new scheme for its customers on the New Year Day. We want to reach our customers through every possible communication method. Making our products available to our customers through channel partners and at the same time enabling our partners with best of IT tools, these will be our key endeavours in this New Year.
Customers while doing internet surfing on BSNL broadband will be shown the message banner detailing the cashback scheme offer and if customer gives consent to opt for the scheme , the scheme shall be activated online without any botheration of paperwork involved for doing plan changes.Own a Bharat Fiber, if your data needs in office or home are having entertainment, work, smart devices and all working together. We realize that now customers are demanding super fast internet and have started owning more electronic gadgets and entertainment tools than ever before. So our Fiber to the Home technology has been upgraded and we are happy to announce the launch of Bharat Fiber which will be an affordable yet able to meet the huge data demand of our customers. Said Shri Vivek Banzal, Director CFA, BSNL Board.
January 2019:


New Delhi, January 07,2019

Government Telecom Company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has signed an agreement with India’s premiere online video brand Eros Now to offer 11,000+ Movie titles, music videos, original web shows and exclusive videos to its consumers on the occasion of New Year 2019, under which prepaid subscribers of select STV/plans will be offered Eros Now subscription as a part of the validity of STV/Plan.
Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director, BSNL informed that keeping up to the commitment of offering great service at affordable price to BSNL subscribers, BSNL has taken this initiative of offering unlimited free viewing of video content on the Eros Now app. This service will be made available to BSNL subscribers by end of January 2019.
Commenting on the partnership, Rishika Lulla Singh, CEO, Eros Digital, said, “As trends indicate, the OTT industry in India is expected to reach a size of $5 billion by 2023 with tier II, III and rural areas of India witnessing a sizeable increase in mobile penetration and data consumption. We are well poised to cater to this growing community and our alliance with BSNL is a step towards bridging the urban-rural gap and expanding Eros Now’s national reach.
December 2018:


New Delhi, December 04,2018

BSNL has been authorized by (collaborated with) UIDAI to extend its countrywide network of 3000 Customer Service Centers for the Aadhaar enrollment of the citizens.
BSNL’s presence in even remotest part of the country will give UIDAI a distinctive advantage in extending its outreach to every citizen in this country. “We are very delighted to be part of the Aadhaar enrollment process and our teams are geared up to deliver this project to the country in the shortest possible time” said Sri Vivek Banzal, Director (CFA), BSNL.” We will be ensuring that all processes defined by UIDAI are followed, and online integration is achieved to ensure hassle free service to the citizens” he added.
Though Aadhaar enrollment process has been going on for years, the citizens in the rural and semi-urban areas have been facing difficulties due to travel and other logistics issues in these geographies. BSNL presence is going to give a huge fillip to this activity and bring tremendous comfort to the citizens in the Aadhaar onboarding process."
November 2018:


New Delhi, November 30,2018

Developing on its vision to leverage technology to provide affordable and innovative communication services, BSNL is poised to become a leader in the enablement of Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) domain. BSNL offers the most compelling bouquet of Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions and connectivity, providing all the possible M2M SIM form factors including the solderable version, with Best-Fit Plans and Self-Care capabilities in partnership with Sensorise Digital Services.
BSNL is enabling secure and embedded connectivity for the Govt. mandated public transport safety projects in India, including the support for state sponsored initiatives such as Chennai Auto-fare metering, C-DAC in Kerala, ORSAC in Odisha and many more. Other than the States, several leading vehicle manufacturers and device OEMs have benefitted from the solutions.
The BSNL and Sensorise partnership caters to the frugal and high QoS requirements of the Internet of Things market, attending to even minor details of the IoT use cases, with innovative capabilities such as Device locked SIMs, “bootstrap” plan for factory and pre-market phase of the IoT product, best-fit commercial plans, remote diagnostics, long life embedded SIM that works for the life of the IoT Device even in industrial environments.
SensoriseQoSim® and SenseLCM® IoT Lifecycle Management Platform, enables security, factory fitment, remote management, self-care and diagnostics for any IoT / M2M use case offering various form factors of the M2M SIM, other than the Sensorise capabilities in firmware development and Machine Learning.
Anupam Shrivastava , BSNL CMD said “BSNL is deeply committed to the flagship programmes of Digital India, Make-in-India, Swachh Bharat Mission and Smart Cities and takes great pride partnering with creative, agile Start-ups like Sensorise that bring standards based new age technologies that can create and service new market segments and opportunities. BSNL and Sensorise have complemented each other in supporting the requirement of the emerging M2M ecosystem, solutions, security, connectivity and lifecycle management in several prestigious infrastructure projects, successfully addressing the requirement of more than hundred thousand connected devices. We are very confident of continuing the market disruption with the partnership, both in India and in opportunities that require Indian devices to be deployed internationally.”
Sharad Arora, Managing Director, Sensorise Digital Services said “BSNL has surprised us with its vision and agility in addressing the emerging and rapidly expanding space called the Internet of Things and Machine to Machine solutions. BSNL’s understanding of the role of the Telco in addressing the Smart Cities Market place and eagerness to add value is next to none. Together with BSNL, Sensorise is enabling the proliferation of IoT / M2M Solutions in various segments such as Automotive, Telematics, Health, Home and Office Automation offering cutting edge solutions with the solderable SIM, Remote Management, Vertical Applications and Analytics."
November 2018:


New Delhi, November 28,2018

BSNL has launched a new digital payment platform for its landline, broadband, Fiber to home customers that will enable customer to pay the bills at nearby BSNL retailer outlets. The country wide retailer network of more than 400,000 outlets has been integrated on this platform to elevate customer experience on payments process. This new system is an addition to the existing country wide network of customer service Centers and online payment portal.
Customer will be able to see the current bill details at any of BSNL retail. The bill payments made through retailers will be updated to BSNL Instantly. This facility greatly benefits customers in quick payment of BSNL Bills, and it is easy as doing a mobile recharge through the retail outlet.
The Countrywide Large network of BSNL Retailers will enhance the reach of bill payment facility particularly for rural and semi urban areas. “We are committed to enhance the customer experience in all interactions with BSNL and this initiative is one of those, in this festive season” said Sri Vivek Banzal, Director CFA, BSNL.
Retailer outlet hence shall offer all services like SIM card, mobile recharge, GSM Bill Payment, landline, Broadband, fiber to the home (FTTH) postpaid bill payment, thus becoming customers single stop shop for BSNL services.
October 2018:


New Delhi,October 29,2018

State owned telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched two plans for Rs. 1699/ and Rs. 2099/ on the occasion of Diwali for its prepaid mobile customers. Both new annual plans offer benefits such as Unlimited Voice Calls Unlimited Data unlimited SMS & PRBT for 365 days.
Rs. 1699/ plan offers Unlimited Data (FUP 2GB/day) Unlimited Voice Calls in home LSA and roaming including Mumbai & Delhi, Unlimited SMS & Personalized Ring Back Tone (PRBT) with validity of 365 days.
Similarly Rs. 2099/ plan offers Unlimited Data (Total of 1460 GB data) Unlimited Voice Calls in home LSA and roaming including Mumbai & Delhi , Unlimited SMS & Personalized Ring Back Tone ( PRBT) with validity of 365 days. These offers are available from today i.e. on 29.10.2018 on PAN India basis.
Shri Anupam Srivastava CMD BSNL said that on the auspicious occasion of Diwali BSNL has offered “agli divali tak Recharge se Azadi” to our esteemed customers.
July 2018:


New Delhi, July 24,2018

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited the leading telecom operator of India is pleased to announce the launch of Virtual Network Operator Services on pan-India basis. BSNL is the first operator in India to launch VNO services as per the DoT guidelines issued in May 2016.
Two Virtual Network Operators namely M/s Adpay Mobile Payment India Private Limited and M/s Plintron India Private Limited have integrated their system with BSNL mobile infrastructure and are ready to offer services to retail customers. On this occasion BSNL is also pleased to announce the first Robotic Process Automation in collaboration with E&Y. This technology will help several organizations to automate & perfect their internal processes effectively and at reasonable cost.
"AdPay Licensed by DoT in 2016 as first VNO and operates under brand name AEROVOYCE. AEROVOYCE signed as a first VNO with BSNL and started rolling out the services. As commitment with BSNL, DoT and Government, AEROVOYCE is aiming to digitally connect all the rural areas. AEROVOYCE will provide SIM (Voice & Data and Data only) and ISP services, will cover rural consumers, tier2/ tier3 cities focusing SIM(Voice & Data), ISP, IoT, Smart Cities, Agro-Techo Market and Educational Institutes. “Every Rupee should be justified for the services provided to the customer” that’s the mantra of AEROVOYCE. Our brand motto and tagline is “Believin’ Communication” @cheaper and affordable price. ADPAY is a well-known telecom industrial player operating with major telecoms worldwide, delivering end-2-end telecom eco systems in D2C, Mobile VNO, ISP, Mobile Payment, VAS and etc. ADPAY is founded by a Swiss based NRI and telecom industrialist Sivakumar Kuppusamy."
As the first Pan India UL VNO License Holder for all Services across All Service Areas, Plintron is launching Internet of Things (IoT) focused service branded as eSIM4Things. Offering end to end Services including SIM, Connectivity, IoT Platform, Devices and End User Applications through Alliances, Plintron is poised to expand the IoT Market in India, with its partnership with BSNL as its host NSO”, stated *Mohan Kumar Sundaram, Group Chairman, Plintron*.
The bot was formally launched by Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director BSNL. This new virtual member to BSNL family shall monitor potential exposure of BSNL to excess TDS, which can reduce cash blockage in excess of 100 crores per annum. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Shrivastava said. “This is a big step towards BSNL’s digital transformation which will enable BSNL to manage its resources more effectively and create new operational efficiencies across business processes.
The bot solution was developed by EY, a leading global consulting firm. The EY team identified the issue of excess TDS and designed the bot which is being deployed across the forty eight circles where BSNL operates.
Speech on this occasion given by Sh. Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, emphasize that inclusive growth of each and every Indian is the requirement of the day. VNOs will help Indian Telecom Industry to take the benefits of telecom innovations to the last man in the society. VNOs are not competitors but effective collaborators with major telecom operators like BSNL. India will become first country in the world to go beyond mobile VNO to offer services like Landline, Broadband & FTTH using VNO Policy of the Govt.
July 2018:


New Delhi, July 19,2018

Ministry of Rural Development has organized a “Direct Samvad” by Hon'ble Prime Minister with the Members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) through the Video Conferencing on 12.07.2018 from 09.30 AM to 12.30 PM. It was organized in all the states at 586 districts. Out of all locations across the country, 15 locations were having two way connectivity for interaction, including at 5 Common Service Centers (CSCs) where connectivity was provided by the BSNL in a very short time.
The interactive VC (Video Conference) event by the Hon'ble PM was successfully organized on 12.07.2018 from 09:30 AM onwards. BSNL is proud to be a part of the event and effectively managed the communication network during the event.
July 2018:


New Delhi, July 16,2018

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), one of the leading telecom operator of this country, has completed Ashta Mangal Project Phase-I for improving the connectivity North-East Region.
Under Ashta Mangal Project Phase-I, BSNL has provided reliable connectivity to State Capitals of Seven Sisters States of North-Eastern Regions and Assam, using optical fibre power ground wire (OPGW). The connectivity has been provided from Kolkata to Guwahati (Assam) and to other Seven State Headquarters of the region (NE). The cost of this project was around Rs.100 Crore.
After completion of this project, Guwahati has been connected to Shillong, Aizwal, Agartala, Itanagar, Dimapur, Kohima, Imphal, Tezpur and Nagaon. Gangtok has been connected to Siliguri and Kolkata.
The connectivity of all State Headquarters has improved and the people of NE Region have been benefited by getting reliable telecom services in the Region. Bandwidth of this region is up-graded by additional 810 Gbps by this project.
Sh. N. K. Mehta, Director (Enterprise) BSNL told that BSNL is further expanding telecom connectivity and coverage to far-flung areas of this region and taking high speed connectivity to other towns of Seven Sisters and Assam from their state capitals. This is being done by executing Phase-II of Ashta Mangal Project at an estimated cost of over Rs. 430 Crore. Completion of Phase-II will further strengthen the Optical Fibre Cable Network between District Headquarters and State Headquarters in North-East Region. This will help states of Seven Sisters and Assam to grow economically and get better connectivity to the World.
July 2018:


New Delhi, July 11,2018

Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Communications Shri Manoj Sinha presented the much-coveted Bharat Sanchar Seva Awards for the years 2016 and 2017 to meritorious employees of BSNL today. Six winners for each year were felicitated under the individual awards category. In addition, Santrupti CSC of Bhopal (MP Circle) and Thrissur CSC of Thrissur (Kerala Circle) were recognised as the Best Customer Service Centre for 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, the Minister said: “I am delighted to present the Bharat Sanchar Seva Padaks to BSNL employees for their exemplary achievements. These employees have delivered outstanding performance in their respective areas of work, thereby establishing benchmarks for their peers and colleagues. The initiative taken by BSNL to recognize them for their talent and hard work will motivate other employees of the organisation to constantly exceed customer expectations.”
Human Resource is one of the most important assets of any company. The real change in an organization can be driven through motivated people. As a part of its’ continuous endeavour to recognise the contributions of its’ staff in the success of the organisation, BSNL has established the annual Bharat Sanchar Seva Awards. The winners of these awards are selected from across Service Areas and Levels, on the basis of a set of multi-dimensional parameters. Each awardee receives Rupees One Lakh in cash, along with a silver medal, a citation, and 10 days of special leave which entitles them to travel anywhere in India, with family.
At the awards ceremony, held in New Delhi today, the awardees for the years 2016 and 2017 were also felicitated by Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications and Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL.
On this occasion, the Hon’ble Minister Shri Manoj Sinha also launched the BSNL Internet Telephony Service “Wings”. This service allows customers to make and receive calls over the internet from anywhere in India or abroad. It will use a Mobile Numbering Scheme, and will need an SIP Client (soft app) to be downloaded and installed on a smart device (laptop, smartphone, tablet). It is expected to offer convenience to customers, and to open up additional revenue generation opportunities for BSNL.
July 2018:


New Delhi, July 04,2018

TRAI vide its recommendation dated 24.10.2017 and recently DOT vide clarification on Internet Telephony issued on 19.06.2018 has allowed Internet Telephony by access service providers.
BSNL is ready with its Internet Telephony (VOIP) Service with brand name “WINGS” to the customers. This service using Mobile Numbering scheme is being provided using IP based access network of IMS NGN Core switches. To use the service, a customer needs to install a SIP client (soft app) on any of its smart devices (laptop/smart mobile handset/tablet etc) having internet which will act as SIP phone to make and receive calls from anywhere in India and abroad withany party (landline/mobile). The subscriber uses its parent IMS core and IP access network of any location for the voice service through BSNL “Wings”.
a) Attractive Tariff plan:-BSNL is offering unlimited FREE Audio/Video calling for one year at one time activation. Customer has to activate the Services (one time in life) at Rs. 1099/-
b) WINGS Service soft launch is from 4th July 2018.
c) New Connections booking is proposed to start and willing customers will be waitlisted for service with immediate effect in all Telecom Circles of BSNL.
d) New connections of Wings will be made available w.e.f. 1st August 2018 on first come first serve basis.
Key offerings of ‘WINGS’ service are:-
There are some areas where mobile coverage is not good thus poor speech quality but internet available by any means including Wi-Fi. Using Wings service using Internet service of any operator, customer will be active and make/receive calls.
Wings service APP is easily configurable on Smart phone/Laptop/Notebook by simply downloading SIP Client (Soft App).
Wings Customer can make call using any of the Internet Connection like broadband / Wi-Fi / 3G / 4G data network of any operator.
Wings can be provided over Internet Leased Line customer not having normal voice.
Supports Video calling facility (from “Wings” to “Wings”).
Free Mobility on PAN India basis
Customer can use existing address book of Mobile while calling.
July 2018:


New Delhi, July 03,2018

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has big bouquet of telecom services that are being offered to esteemed customers. BSNL is pleased to announce “Prepaid Land Line service” which is being soft launched today ie., 4th July 2018 by Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL for the customers on state of the art technology, Next Generation Network (NGN) platform with enhanced features.
Salient features of Prepaid Land Line service:
• Prepaid Landline gives freedom for the customer in terms of “Pay as per use”.
• There are no installation charges applicable.
• No Registration charges and Rental Charges.
• Customer can purchase his own instrument or BSNL will provide a CLIP instrument at a cost of Rs.625/- one time charges.
• Attractive Tariff Plans are available for Prepaid Landline service
• Customer can purchase an initial plan voucher of Rs.200/- with unlimited calls to any network and anywhere in India with a validity of 30 days.
• Later He/she can purchase a Special Tariff voucher of denominations of Rs.11/-, Rs.19/-, Rs.49/-, Rs.99/- and Rs.199/- with a validity of 1 day, 2 days, 7 days, 15 days and 30 days respectively with unlimited calls to any network and anywhere in India.
• Topup vouchers Rs. 10/-, Rs.20/-, Rs.50/- Rs.100/- and Rs.200/- with more talk value Rs.10/-, Rs.25/-, Rs.70/-, Rs.125/- and Rs.300/- also can be utilized by the customer within validity period.
How to apply for the service:
• By sending Email giving details of name and address, service for which applied and mobile number to OR
• By sending SMS “Prepaid” to 54141 OR
• Walking into BSNL CSCs OR
• Walking into Franchisee/Retailer outlets OR
• Through Direct Selling Agents
Recharging Options:
• Recharging can be done through BSNL online portal - under Prepaid Land Line link.
• This can also be done through Franchisee / Retail outlets with CTop up.
• Physical vouchers of all denominations are made available with all CSCs and retail outlets across India where one can purchase them and recharge at their own convenience.
• Recharging also can be done by dialing 12501 and following the instructions in English, Hindi and Local language.
This service gives customers whole lot of new features like Limited Fixed Mobile Telephony (LFMT), Multimedia Video Conferencing (MMVC), Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) and IP-CENTREX, which are available on Next Generation Network (NGN) Platform. The service likely to be launched in all the circles across India from 20th July 2018.
June 2018:


New Delhi, June 26,2018

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), one of the leading telecom operator of this country, has improved connectivity of Islands (Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep) to the main land of the country.
BSNL has augmented satellite bandwidth in A&N Islands from 240Mbps to 1Gbps. Further, the bandwidth augmentation work is in progress and 2Gbps will be completed by Dec 2018.
In Lakshadweep Islands, the bandwidth has been augmented from 102 Mbps to 354 Mbps. Due to this increase in bandwidth, the citizen of these Islands as well as tourists will be able to get faster internet service.
Sh. N. K. Mehta, Director (Enterprise) BSNL told that BSNL is expanding its connectivity and coverage to far-flung areas of the country. We are proud to connect India effectively without taking decisions only on commercial basis.
He further informed that BSNL is in process of connecting A&N Islands on Optical Fiber Submarine Cable link from Chennai to Port Blair and seven other islands namely- Hutbay, Car Nicobar, Kamorta, Campbelbay, Havelock, Long and Rangat. This project will be completed within next two years and initial capacity of these links will be 400Gbps.
May 2018:


New Delhi, May 08,2018

Maintaining its tradition, Telecom Major BSNL, introduces Unlimited voice offer STV @ Rs 39 for prepaid mobile customers which offers unlimited voice (Local/STD) on any net in home LSA and national roaming (except Delhi and Mumbai) + 100 Free SMS on any net + Free PRBT on PAN India basis
Shri R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board informed this special Tariff Voucher (STV) is only for voice with validity of 10 days catering to the specific requirement of our esteemed subscriber. Details in this regard may be seen at our website .
April 2018:


New Delhi, April 03,2018

State owned telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) takes a big leap by achieving gross subscriber addition of more than 4 million in the month of March 2018. BSNL has also added 1.2 million subscribers through MNP during the month.
BSNL was able to overcome all challenges faced by telecom industry through its highly attractive schemes, plans, offers, value added service offerings and with network improvement, to add new connections and increased subscriber addition through MNP.
Giving these details Shri R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board told that we are thankful to our esteemed subscribers, who have reposed faith in us and we are committed to give them best services with attractive and competitive offers. The Company has big plans to further intensify its efforts for better network coverage & more focus on customer satisfaction.
March 2018:


New Delhi, March 14,2018

Public sector telecom giant, BSNL with its unique offers and plans added 12 lakhs new customers during last week. Out of which 4 lakhs were added through MNP (Mobile Number Poartability).
To encourage new subscribers BSNL recently launched a “Welcome Offer” for new customers / MNP under prepaid mobile services with free data & free unlimited talk values. The validity of this offer is up to 31.03.2018.
Shri R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board said BSNL is committed to deliver excellent customer services and extra benefits to our esteemed customers. Welcome offer is for those who are joining BSNL. Details in this regard may be seen at our website .
March 2018:


New Delhi, March 08,2018

BSNL & Telecom Women Central Organization (TWCO), New Delhi under the Chairmanship of its President, Mrs. Tripti Shrivastava celebrated the International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women and their contributions to the world. The event was organized at Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi.
Hon’ble Smt. Anupriya Patel, Minister of state for Health and Family welfare was chief guest of the function. Various activities were organized by TWCO during the function. Hon’ble minister along with President TWCO unveiled Collage having the theme “Meri Beti- Mera Abhiman”.
Hon’ble Minister said on this occasion, “A Woman is main architecture of the society. Empowering woman is need of the hour. We should not restrict Women’s day just for one day only. Whole year should be viewed as Women’s day. TWCO is giving its contribution towards welfare of women.”
Mrs. Tripti Shrivastava, President TWCO, briefed the audience about TWCO and its activities being organized for the welfare of women. She said that TWCO is a non-profitable organization has been working for welfare of telecom employees and their families by providing vocational, cultural, computer literacy training etc. to children for more than three decades has its branches at various telecom circles throughout the country in the form of TWWOs.
On this occasion Smt. Ayesha Falak was facilitated with Bravery award by TWCO for her courageous act. A interactive session on health care was also organized by TWCO. Dr. Kajal Pandya Yeptho, Head Dietician, Medanta Hospital, Gurugram give lecture on healthcare. The session was very informative and helpful to all participants.
March 2018:


New Delhi, March 06,2018

Recently, there have been some media reports about hacking of some of the BSNL websites by some security researcher mentioning leakage of some personal employee data. The affected subdomains were public sites that didn’t contain customer specific data.
BSNL, being one of the largest Telecom Operators in India, is fully geared up to prevent any data loss related to its employees, customers or stakeholders. With latest technology and equipment, we are serving the communication need of the country to provide affordable services to our esteemed customers. Critical network elements like Mobile Networks, Broadband, Landline networks etc. are fully secured. The customer data resides in fully secured data centres that employ latest security features and are fully protected.
We take this opportunity to assure all stakeholders that we are fully committed towards the security and privacy of the data and all steps are taken for its protection
February 2018:


New Delhi, February 28,2018

State run telecom operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched a new Unlimited calling plan to any network with 30 GB data per month @ Rs. 399/ only under Postpaid mobile services.
Plan-399 gives Unlimited Voice (LOCAL / STD) any network with free roaming & free 30 GB data @ Rs. 399/ per month only. On the occasion of Holi the Plan is effective from 1st March’ 2018 on PAN India Basis.
Shri R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board told that this postpaid offering with unlimited calling and 30 GB data @ Rs. 399/- per month is one of the best in the industry.This extremely competitive and economical post paid plan is for our existing & new customers. We are committeed to provide affordable and efficient services to our customers. Details in this regard may be seen at our website .
February 2018:


New Delhi, February 20,2018

BSNL and NTT Adavance Technology Corporation (Telecom leader in Japan) along with their partners in India Virgo Corp have signed a MoU to collaborate in futuristic technologies such as artificial intelligence / IoT and jointly create a 5G test bed. The MoU is in line with the vision of the two PM’s to collaborate on the Next Gen technologies and use the expertise of India in Software and Japanese expertise in Manufacturing.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Sh. Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL along with board of directors and NTT AT President & CEO Mr. George Kimura and Virgo Corp Chairman Mr. Monga. Senior officers of BSNL were also present in the ceremony.
Further the delegation of NTT AT along with CMD BSNL met Secretary DOT, Smt. Aruna Sundarrajan and briefed about the MoU and technology solution being offered by NTT AT.
February 2018:


New Delhi, February 20,2018

BSNL Customers with ‘Android & IOS platform’ are able to access the 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 100 countries including international flights and rail systems with the upgraded version of ‘BSNL My App’.
Typically accessing Wi-fi hotspots is very cumbersome and requires the user to remember multiple passwords. With Wi-fi+, BSNL users will have to register just once to automatically connect to the closest participating Wi-Fi hotspot, even if they travel to a different city, country or continent.
Tariff of International WiFi service is INR 501 per month with unlimited internet access to facilitate its Customers. BSNL mobile subscribers can access Wi-fi anywhere in the world without worrying about the bill shock when they get home and no longer have to limit their internet usage while abroad.
BSNL is the first among the Indian Mobile operators to have taken this big step forward makes it simple to use Wi-Fi data said R.K.Mittal Director (CM), BSNL. Detailed information in this regard may be seen in our web site .
February 2018:


New Delhi, February 09,2018

State owned telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced truly unlimited KOOL offer for ₹1099 for prepaid mobile customers. This offer cost only Rs. 1099/ which is giving Unlimited data without speed restriction, unlmited voice (Home/National Roaming), free 100 SMS/day and free PRBT with validity of 84 days @ ₹13 per day only.
The offer is truly unlimited and is available in the market on PAN India basis.
Shri R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board informed that we are committeed to provide affordable and efficient services to our esteemed customers. BSNL introduced ‘KOOL offer for ₹1099 suitable for all segment of society and empowers family & friend to be in touch. Detailed information in this regard may be seen in our web site .
January 2018:


New Delhi, January 08,2018

BSNL finds another way to celebrate New Year – 2018, and empowers email account for broadband and corporate customers. Initially this will be offered to corporate hosted customers and later this service will be available to all BSNL broadband customers.
Its an important step towards solving the customers pain for managing their emails. Today, because of the limitation of the mailbox size, users go through their emails and delete unwanted emails. While deleting those emails, users delete their important emails too.
Anil Jain, CGM, NCNGN said “Now every email customer of BSNL is protected with accidental deletion of emails. Customers can recover deleted emails within next 7 days from the date of deleting the email. Customer can login into their webmail, go to search and select "Archive of Deleted Emails" and search desired emails to be restored back. There is no size restriction to recover any deleted email.”
Director BSNL, NK Mehta shared that “customers can provide forever protection to their very important emails by simply moving to the SECURE folder giving them security from accidently deletion and hackers, as secure folder is also protected with one additional password.”
Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director BSNL said that “this important facility which gives peace of mind to our email customer is available in just Rs. 200 per year. This is available to all broadband and hosted customers. On purchase, user also doubles his storage capacity usable in SECURE folder.”
Dr. Ajay Data from Data Infosys shared that All the users can avail this facility by visiting or using DATAMAIL app or by sending emails on .
November 2017:


New Delhi, November 09,2017

Today State owned Telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with M/s Fibre Home Pvt. Ltd. to jointly start manufacturing telecom equipment and optical fibre cable in BSNL factories.
BSNL has seven telecom factories with a large manpower (aoox.1600) and elaborate infrastructure. Telecom factories are manufacturing several customer end equipment & testing tools for internal consumption of BSNL.
M/s Fibre Home (Parent company of M/s Fibre Home India Limited) has one of the largest telecom manufacturing base at China. M/s Fibre Home is producing equipment at transport layer and access layer of telecom network. M/s Fibre Homes one of the top leader in telecom manufacturing in the world. M/s Fibre Home India Pvt. Limited has decided to heavily invest in India with BSNL.
The MoU between two companies is expected to bring telecom manufacturing technology and expertise to India. This will help India set up manufacturing base India “ Make in India” program at low cost.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL said, “This agreement will help India to get high quality telecom equipment at reasonable cost and will also reduce deployment time. BSNL always stride hard to fulfill government dreams by adopting workable and practical program like this.”
Mr. Lee, President FIBER HOME , who signed the agreement expressed optimism that joint manufacturing is coming at apt time when demand for telecom equipment is increasing world over. He felt that BSNL-Fibre Home may export telecom equipment to Asia Pacific region shortly.
October 2017:


New Delhi, October 17,2017

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) the leading Telecom Service provider in the country started 4G feature phone bundled with its mobile services. BSNL has also entered into an agreement with M/s Extramarks India Private Limited for providing online education to BSNL customers as well as to Smart City projects across the country.
The event was graced by Chief Guest Shri Manoj Sinhaji MOSC (I/C) & MOS (Rlys). The function was also attended by Smt. Aruna Sundararajan Secretary Telecom, CMD BSNL Anupam Shrivastava, full time Board Directors of BSNL, Addl. Secretary Shri N Sivasailam, Government Director Smt. Padma Iyer Kaur. The function was also attended by Shri Rahul Sharma and Vikas Jain of Micromax and Shri Atul Kulshreshta of M/s Extramarks India Pvt. Ltd.
4G feature phone from Micromax which is branded as “BHARAT-1”, is available at Rs. 22,00/- and has all facilities which are required for 4G user. BSNL has bundled a voucher worth Rs 97/- per month which provide unlimited voice and unlimited data to the consumer. This combination of BSNL and Micromax is perhaps one of the most reasonable cost effective mobile bundling available in the market at present.
BSNL has enter into an understanding with M/s Extramarks India Pvt. Ltd. to offer Digital high quality educational content of all school classes and of all type of educational Boards in the country. M/s Extramarks is not only providing online education in India but in other parts of the country like South Africa, Singapore etc. etc.
Speaking on the occasion Chief guest Shri Manoj Sinhaji said “India is moving toward a new era of ‘New India’ and ‘Digital India’ project will be main contributor to realizing the dream to new India. Mobile services and other applications like online educations etc. are contributed a big deal in Digital India. I wish best of luck to BSNL.”
Smt. Aruna Sundararajan Secretary Telecom while speaking on the occasion expressed her happiness that BSNL is able to meet the competition very effectively and providing the required stimulus to the market. Online education will help rural population to get the same quality of education content as are being consumed by rural children.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL while speaking on the occasion was thankful to Government for their continuous support to BSNL. He also expressed his gratitude to both the vendors M/s Micromax and M/s Extramarks India Pvt. Ltd. for helping BSNL to realize the dream of providing quality Telecom services at most affordable price to Indian Consumers.
BSNL is the real integrated Telecom service provider with more than 100 million mobile customers, 10 million broadband customers, and 16 million landline customers. BSNL is also providing various enterprise services like lease line, VSAT and various managed services. Recently BSNL has also taken advance steps to play major role in Smart City and Virtual Network Operation (VNOs) of Government.
October 2017:


New Delhi, October 16,2017

State owned Telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in partnership with M/s SISL Infotech Pvt. Ltd. has introduced GSP/ASP service w.e.f Oct 16, 2017 (Monday) on PAN India basis to assist Small and Medium Enterprises as well as large business houses in transitioning to GST by launching an application software which will record invoices on a PC/ hand held device or a smart phone along with all GST compliances like preparation of GST Returns, Assistance in generation of GST challans for payment, filing of GST Returns, sending back mismatch invoices etc.
The application software for GST returns filing and compliances has been so designed that even a small businessman with little IT skills can ensure GST compliances at his own. The entrepreneur is not required to depend on any CA or other tax expert for filing returns under GST regime. The service is targeted at remotely located small traders, shopkeepers and SMEs across India.
The unique selling proposition of the service is its simplicity and user friendliness. The application software is engineered to cater the GST compliance needs of Small and Medium Enterprises as well as large business houses.
The GSP/ASP service will be available to BSNL customers for FREE at present. BSNL customers can avail the service by logging on to the BSNL’s official website i.e. and clicking on GSP SERVICE under GST tab on right side of the web page. On this page a list of four GSPs will be displayed. The customer has to choose and click on any one of the GSP as per his choice. The user can start availing the service after providing the basic information like name, BSNL phone no., email address etc.
October 2017:


New Delhi, October 13,2017

State owned telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has offered 50% additional talk time under BSNL LAXMI Promotional offer for prepaid mobile customer on PAN India basis.
Under this Laxmi Offer , 50% extra talk time on Top-Up of Rs.290/390/590 is given (i.e. Talk Value of Rs. 435 will be given on the Top-Up of Rs. 290, Rs 585 on top up of Rs 390 & Rs 885 on top up of Rs 590 ) The validity of this offer is from 16/10/2017 to 21/10/2017.
Shri R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board told “This offer is being given to our loyal prepaid mobile customers so that they can share their happiness among their friends & relatives during the auspicious occasion of Diwali. Detailed information in this regard may be seen in our web site”.
September 2017:


New Delhi, September 28,2017

In times of disaster (floods, earthquakes, cyclones, etc), communication networks are among the first things to break down. Establishment of a reliable network becomes an immediate requirement for First Responders and Disaster Management agencies. BSNL, being a trusted PSU offering a wide range of telecom services and network management, and VNL, an indigenous telecom equipment and solution provider, having developed portable emergency communications solutions, are willing to study and develop market to offer such services to NDMA/NDRF and other State Disaster Management and Relief agencies (DR agencies) in India. The objective of this Memorandum of Understanding is to facilitate the joint development of this market.
September 2017:


New Delhi, September 22,2017

State owned telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has offered 50% “Cash back” on recharge of voice STVs on the occasion of Dussehra under prepaid mobile services for 30 days with effect from 25th September on PAN India. The following attractive festive Promotional Offer is as under:
Dussehra’s ‘VIJAY’ offer:-
1. 50% “Cash back in main account” in the form of talk value on recharge of voice STVs 42, 44, 65, 69, 88 & 122 from 25/09/2017 to 25/10/2017.
2. Full Talk Time on Top-Up of Rs.30 through BSNL online recharge portal and BSNL App from 25/09/2017 to 02/10/2017.
Shri R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board told “We always come up with extra benefits on festive occasion. On this occasion we are offering up to 50% more talk value along with many FTT offers for all our prepaid mobile customers.Detailed information in this regard may be seen in our web site .
September 2017:


New Delhi, September 11,2017

State run telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has started offering customers using its hosting and email services to ensure privacy and security of their data.
The company has started hosted enterprise email to host email accounts on the domain of customer’s choice. The entire focus of BSNL is to provide secured email environment where email are available only to the intended user. All enterprise Email accounts comes with SSL, TLS support and Dual authentication to make it hacker free email account.
"Our email offering is very secured and emails are not scanned like other email hosting players. Email Solution do not allow anyone including email administrator to monitor / look into any email account. Entire email solution is hosted in BSNL Network, giving lawful rights and access speed at its best.” Shri N. K. Mehta, Dir (CFA/EB), BSNL said.
This facility can be taken by existing BSNL Customers or any other customer who wishes to have email on his domain.
BSNL email platform is capable to offer facilities like -
1. Sending Group Mails
2. Schedule Mails
3. Merging Mail accounts
4. Send large sized attachments via Links.
5. Mail / Folder Sharing and many more
6. Delivery and Read Receipt
7. Mobile App for easy access
Using the email merging capabilities provided with Xgen Plus email service, the administrator can merge two email accounts, or in case the said mail also contains personal or irrelevant communication, two or more folders of different email accounts, letting the communication flow uninterrupted.
XGen Plus developer and Data Infosys CEO, Dr. Ajay Data said, "We have ensured that XgenPlus is secured and hacker proof with reasonable awareness about security at users end. XgenPlus offers organisations to have device level control on which the email account can be configured or allowed, enhancing the security at best."
BSNL's secured email service also bundles anti-spam filter and virus cleaning FREE, which is very much essential for corporate email service. Now customers can host emails at their own domains @ Rs 365 per email ID with 1GB storage and @ Rs 999 per email ID with 10GB storage and will get all unique features with security of their data.
September 2017:


New Delhi, September 08,2017

Hon’ble MoS Communications (I/C)& MoS for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha has launched on 8th September, 2017 at Kolkata “SpeedPay” service in the States of Punjab, Chandigarh(UT), Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), one of India’s leading Telecommunication company has tied up with Punjab National Bank to rollout the service in these States. Earlier SpeedPay was introduced in the states of A.P., Telengana & Odisha on 3rd July 2015.
"SpeedPay” is an Open Loop Prepaid wallet which allows users to withdraw money from authorized retail points. SpeedPay enables users to make domestic money transfer, cash deposits/ withdrawals at authorized SpeedPay agents, prepaid mobile & DTH recharge, purchase of bus tickets, pay Insurance Premiums, post-paid bill payments, Credit Card bill payments, Electricity Bill payments etc. and more. SpeedPay can be used by customers of any mobile network operator and is not limited to BSNL alone. SpeedPay can be used through a mobile App – currently available for Android & iOS phone users and web portal.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava - CMD BSNL Stated that BSNL has increased the reach of SpeedPay service to Northern & Eastern States through this launch. SpeedPay is also an ideal medium for Government’s Direct Benefit Transfer program, to ensure quick and direct payment of subsidies to the citizens.
Dr R S Sangapure, ED-PNB, stated that, the digital banking vision is to position PNB as the Customer preferred Bank for Digital Solutions. The BSNL-PNB partnership has been a step in this direction. The launch of SpeedPay business wallet will add to the digital footprints and supplement the digitalization drive of the Government for promoting a cashless economy.
September 2017:


New Delhi, September 06,2017

Memorandum of Understanding Lays Foundation for Innovation in Network Architectures and Services Leveraging 5G, IoT, SDN/NFV, and Mobile Edge Computing Technologies.India’s leading Telecom Operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited today entered into Agreement with Coriant to Chart Path to 5G and IoT in India. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between BSNL and Coriant for Laying Foundation for Innovation in Network Architectures and Services Leveraging 5G, IoT, SDN/NFV, and Mobile Edge Computing Technologies.
Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), one of the leading telecommunication operators in India, today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to closely collaborate on the exploration of 5G and related technologies in the India networking ecosystem. Under the terms of the MoU, Coriant and BSNL will cooperate to accelerate network architecture and service innovation leveraging 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), SDN/NFV, and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) technologies.
“We continue to focus on bringing our customers across India the latest innovations in communications technologies that enrich their personal and work lives,” said Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL. “5G represents an enormous leap forward in capacity and throughput speeds, and we are pleased to team with our long-term technology partner Coriant to tap into these capabilities and explore real-world use cases for next-generation services and applications.”
5G is a fifth-generation wireless technology that promises significant advances in transmission speed, quality, and resiliency compared to current mobile technologies. Capable of transforming media consumption and content delivery for end-users, 5G will impact diverse market segments and applications in the India telecommunications market. As part of its strategic collaboration, BSNL and Coriant will work together to develop 5G and IoT use cases such as rural connectivity, connected healthcare, industrial automation, public safety, video surveillance, energy, and agriculture. In addition, the agreement encompasses research programs, knowledge sharing, and workshops focused on the latest networking trends and hyperscale architectures designed to support the scalable, ultra-low latency, ultra-efficient, and reliable delivery of commercial 5G services and applications.
“BSNL’s vision aligns nicely with our strategy of driving innovation in purpose-built 5G solutions and architectures,” said Shaygan Kheradpir, CEO and Chairman, Coriant “We look forward to our joint work and the opportunity to help BSNL fast track development toward a 5G and IoT future and bring the value of these technologies to India and its citizens.”
About BSNL
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (abbreviated BSNL) is an Indian state-owned telecommunications company headquartered in New Delhi. It was incorporated on 15 September 2000 and took over the business of providing of telecom services and network management from the erstwhile Central Government Departments of Telecom Services (DTS) and Telecom Operations (DTO), with effect from 1 October 2000 on a going concern basis.
About Coriant
Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter for the latest @Coriant news and information.
September 2017:


New Delhi, September 05,2017

State owned Telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in partnership with M/s Taxmann Publications Pvt. Ltd. has introduced GSP/ASP service w.e.f Sept 5, 2017 (Tuesday) on PAN India basis to assist Small and Medium Enterprises as well as large business houses in transitioning to GST by launching an application software which will record invoices on a PC/ hand held device or a smart phone along with all GST compliances like preparation of GST Returns, Assistance in generation of GST challans for payment, filing of GST Returns, sending back mismatch invoices etc.
The application software for GST returns filing and compliances has been so designed that even a small businessman with little IT skills can ensure GST compliances at his own. The entrepreneur is not required to depend on any CA or other tax expert for filing returns under GST regime. The service is targeted at remotely located small traders, shopkeepers and SMEs across India.
The unique selling proposition of the service is its simplicity and user friendliness. The application software is engineered to cater the GST compliance needs of Small and Medium Enterprises as well as large business houses.
The GSP/ASP service will be available to BSNL customers for FREE at present. BSNL customers can avail the service by logging on to the BSNL’s official website i.e. and clicking on GSP SERVICE under GST tab on right side of the web page. On this page a list of four GSPs will be displayed. The customer has to choose and click on any one of the GSP as per his choice. The user can start availing the service after providing the basic information like name, BSNL phone no., email address etc.
August 2017:


New Delhi, August 29,2017

State owned Telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in partnership with M/s Masters India Private Limited (MIPL) has introduced GSP/ASP service w.e.f August 29, 2017 (Tuesday) on PAN India basis to assist Small and Medium Enterprises as well as large business houses in transitioning to GST by launching an application software which will record invoices on a PC/ handled device or a smart phone along with all GST compliances like preparation of GST Returns, Assistance in generation of GST challans for payment, filing of GST Returns, sending back mismatch invoices etc.
The ASP/GSP service will be available to BSNL existing customers for FREE at present. The application software for GST returns filing and compliances has been so designed that even a small businessman with little IT skills can ensure GST compliances at his own. The BSNL customers can avail these services by visiting “GSP Services” menu under “GST” tab on our website
August 2017:


New Delhi, August 01,2017

Maintaining its tradition, Telecom Major BSNL, have offered “Rakhi pe Saugaat” a very attractive Combo Voucher worth Rs.74/- for its pre-paid mobile customers on the auspicius occasion of RAKSHABANDHAN.
The STV provides unlimited voice call on net with 1 GB Free Data along with Rs 74 talk value for other network with a validity of 5 days. The offer is applicable for 12 days with effect from 03-08-2017.
Shri R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board said “maintaining its tradition BSNL is offering such cheapest tariffs on festivities”. In addition to this offer, few Combo vouchers have been launched which offers upto 18% extra talk value with 1 GB free data i.e. Rs.189 /-, 289/- & 389/- which are competitive in the industry.
July 2017:


New Delhi, July 31,2017

A few thousands of BSNL Broadband customers across the country were affected on 25th July, presumably due to external virus attack on their modems. It is observed that, in the modems affected by attack, the “Internet” LED display of the modem turns to red colour, and internet surfing was not happening. It has been identified that the attack is mostly limited to the modems for which the customers are continuing with the fault “admin” password, and those which are associated with already infected computers/devices. Customers are advised immediately to change the default modem password to their unique password, following best practices of setting passwords, so as to prevent virus attack into their modems.
BSNL has taken swift action for reconfiguring the affected modems and restoration of the Broadband services. The situation has now been contained to a large extent and further efforts are on, to address the remaining complaints. Instructions have been issued to all BSNL field units to educate all the customers about the procedures to configure their modems to prevent any vulnerability exploitation. Customers may approach nearest BSNL centres for any assistance. Also, they are advised to visit for procedure to reconfigure the modems, and they may also visit for general instructions on Broadband security.
July 2017:


New Delhi, July 19,2017

In a series of offering customer friendly schemes for the benefits of customers, BSNL has introduced following schemes:
1. “Waival of Installation charges” for new LL/Wireline Broadband/FTTH connections (voice/ Broadband/combo) in all the circles.
2. “ADSL WiFi modem @ Rs. 1500/- with 5 year warranty and 100% cashback” to the Broadband customers who subscribe under any broadband plan with FMC Rs.675/- & above, outrightly purchases the ADSL WiFi modem from BSNL @ Rs. 1500/-, will be offered Rs. 50/- cash back per month for maximum 30 months.
Above schemes are very attractive and will minimize the additional cost burden to the BSNL customer.
These schemes shall enhance the customer experience towards BSNL’s Wireline Broadband services and shall attract new customers to experience BSNL Broadband services.
New Broadband connection can be subscribed by visiting nearest BSNL customer service centre or by calling Toll Free number- 1800 345 1500. More details in this regard can be obtained by visiting BSNL website
July 2017:


Mumbai, July 14,2017

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) leading Telecom Operator of India who is providing integrated Telecom Services to the Nation since ages has introduced state of art 100G Optical Transport Network (NG-OTN) across India for providing Super Express Highways in sync with Digital India Programme of Prime Minister of India.
The NG-OTN was launched by Shri Manoj Sinha, Honourable Minister of State for Communication (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Railways, Government of India. On this occasion Shri Anupam Srivastava CMD BSNL, Shri N.K.Mehta Director (Enterprise Business & CFA) BSNL Board, Shri Mridul Mishra Director India Operation, Fibre Home were also present. In addition Sr. Officers of BSNL, Fibre Home, MTNL, Deptt. of Telecom, India Post, Railways and MH Government were also present. Shri Manoj Sinha appreciated the efforts of BSNL for upgradating its Network to provide modern technology based Ultrafast Broadband services to the Nation. NG-OTN will also be helpful to service Central Government Projects like Bharatnet, SWAN, NKN etc. Shri Anupam Srivastava CMD BSNL expressed confidence in collaboration between BSNL and Fiber Home to provide several such more projects to the Nation.
NG OTN is planned to cover a total 100 cities across the Nation with capital outlay of Rs.330 Crs. This project also aimed to provide a 99.99 % uptime for which a Network Operating Centre (NOC) is made operational at Bangalure for providing 24X7 support. This project aimed to enhance existing 10G capacity to 100 G capacity of Optical Fiber infrastructure of BSNL. This enhanced capacity will help retail customer base of BSNL in Landline, FTTH and Mobile services. This facility will also boost Enterprise Business Segment by providing Ultra high capacity in Leaseline.
At present 45 out of 100 cities are already put in place and started operating on NG-OTN from today. Rest 55 cities will be covered and will start functioning on NG OTN facilities by March 2018.
BSNL has a total customer base of approximately 115 million. BSNL is committed for quality customer care and 24 hrs support across the country. NG OTN is a step forward taken by BSNL in this direction to ensure customer delight.
June 2017:


New Delhi, June 28,2017

State owned telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced “BSNL SIXER” - “ 666” a new Plan for Unlimited voice with 2 GB data / day under prepaid mobile services.
This plan caters to such customers who have requirement of both data and voice as it gives unlimited voice call to any network and data for a period of 60 days. Thus it is both voice and data centric.
After 60 days the customer can avail any of the attractive STVs of unlimited voice and data plans by using already popular STVs such as “Dil khol k Bol-349”, “Triple ACE-333” & “BSNL CHAUKKA” -444 etc.
Shri R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board said that BSNL offer best prices & plan to our mobile customers considering present trend of usability in industry. We are committeed to provide affordable and efficient services to all segments of our mobile customers.
June 2017:


New Delhi, June 20,2017

Maintaining its rich tradition, Telecom Major BSNL, have offered very attractive Special Combo Vouchers worth Rs.786 /- & Rs.599/- for its pre-paid mobile customers on the auspicious occasion of Mubarak Eid-ul-fitr.
The Combo voucher- 786 provides Rs.786 for voice calls+3GB data with a validity of 90days. Whereas the Combo voucher Rs.599 provides talk value of Rs.786 (Rs.507 in main account + Rs.279 in dedicated account with 30 days validity) +10 on-net local SMS with a validity of 30 days. This offer will be applicable from the date of implementation to 30.06.2017.
The denomination of these STVs may marginally differ from circle to circle. These offers are applicable for 90 days & 30 days respectively on PAN India Basis.
In addition to above STVs, during this festive season of Eid-ul-fitr many other Full and Extra talk time offer on Top-Up of Rs.60/Rs.110/Rs.210/Rs.290 have been launched for prepaid GSM mobile customers.
Shri R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board said “These offers are most competitive combo STVs in current market scenario.These are available across the country to greet our valuable & loyal customers.
June 2017:


New Delhi, June 09,2017

Committed to Government of India “Digital India” initiative, DoT has mandated BSNL to setup 25000 Wi-Fi Hotspots in rural exchanges of BSNL. The setting up of 25000 Wi-Fi hotspots shall be funded from USO fund. Government shall provide full CAPEX and OPEX support to the tune of 942 Crore for the project. The OPEX support of 100% shall be provided by USOF for the 1st year and thereafter 75% support in the 2nd year, 50% support in the 3rd year of operation shall be extended to BSNL. Under this project, 1 Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) shall be setup initially in each rural exchange.
MOU to this effect was signed by USOF and BSNL on 9th June 2017 in the presence of Hon’ble Minister of Communication (I/C) Shri Manoj Sinha.
On this occasion, Hon’ble Minister of Communication said that Govt. of India under leadership of Hon’ble Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi is committed to provide internet connectivity in rural far flung areas as well and bridge the digital divide. This step of providing internet services through Wi-Fi Hotspots on 25000 rural exchanges of BSNL is in that direction. Government of India is working on various projects to get more and more citizens digitally connected.
Secretary Telecom Smt. Aruna Sundararajan said that DoT is working hard to make more and more citizens of country connected to Internet so that they can access various e-governance service initiatives of government of India and need not travel to far of places to get their works done.
CMD BSNL, Anupam Shrivastava on this occasion mentioned that BSNL is already in process of deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots in a big way and hence BSNL shall deliver this Wi-Fi project in 6-8 months time and come up with the expectations of the Government to provide internet services through these 25000 Wi-Fi Hotspots.
Reliable internet service through these Wi-Fi Hotspots shall be provided through robust fiber backhaul of BSNL and GPON connectivity being extended through BharatNet Project. Hon’ble Minister tasked BSNL to rollout 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in next two years.
May 2017:


New Delhi, May 24,2017

Minister of State for Communication (Independent Charge) & Minister of State for Railways, Govt. of India., Shri Manoj Sinha, officiates at launch of Inmarsat Satellite Gateway
Inmarsat and its strategic partner BSNL, today officially opened a new Indian GSPS Gateway, which will enable Indian government and private sector customers to access highly reliable satellite phone (satphone) services via Inmarsat’s 4th generation constellation.
Under licence from India’s Department of Telecommunications (DOT), the new GSPS gateway, located in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, will enable BSNL and Inmarsat to meet the most demanding requirements of satphone users throughout the country. The launch of the new gateway also marks a further step towards Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s, ‘Digital India’ initiative. It will enable the Indian Government to provide secure communications to defence services, commercial enterprises, the maritime industry and India’s remotest communities.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of BSNL said: “This is an exciting day for BSNL as it brings reliable, secure voice communications, powered by Inmarsat’s 4th generation satellite network, within the reach of groups and communities in areas with little or no connectivity. This is an important step forward in achieving the goals of ‘Digital India’, and ensuring that connectivity is available to all.”
Rupert Pearce, Chief Executive Officer of Inmarsat said: “This is an important day for Inmarsat and BSNL and marks the start of a new era for Inmarsat services in India.
“Inmarsat has been working in close partnership with the Government of India for over 30 years. The combination of Inmarsat’s world leading satellite communications capabilities and BSNL’s strong telecommunications infrastructure will see the market for satphone services grow significantly.
Gautam Sharma, Inmarsat India Managing Director, said: “With BSNL as the prime driver of Inmarsat’s GSPS business in India, access to satellite phone communications will be both simplified and seamless for users throughout the country.”
May 2017:


New Delhi, May 17,2017 : 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL),The Oldest Telecom Operator of India and incumbent telecom operator in Landline, Broadband, Leased line, VSAT etc. celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day today at BSNL Corporate Office as well as at all field offices in BSNL.
Mrs. Aruna Sundraranjan Secretary (DoT) graced the occasion as Chief Guest. On this occasion, BSNL signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several organization and also announced host of new initiatives. Secretary (DoT) said that she is confident that “BSNL will play an important role in Government of India’s initiative of digital India.”
CMD BSNL conveyed a new slogan “Behtar Sewa ki nai Lagan” to BSNL on this occasion as given by hon’ble MOSC(IT), Shri Manoj Sinhaji.
BSNL signed first MoU with M/s. Facebook. Under this MoU BSNL is going to provide backhaul connectivity to various ISPs being served by M/s. Facebook. CMD BSNL stated “BSNL is happy to announce the start of its association with facebook which has connected millions of people worldwide. Both organisations will gets benefitted with their complementary strengths”.
Mr. Munish Seth of Facebook stated “To fulfill the vision of Digital India, BSNL is pleased to announce that it is working with Facebook to provide internet backhaul connectivity for its Express Wi-Fi Program. As a part of this understanding, Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi ISP partners throughout India will be able to benefit from the vast reach of the BSNL network to help provide fast, reliable and affordable Wi-Fi internet services to their communities, at even more affordable prices. We look forward to this partnership and working deeper with Facebook to connect India”.
BSNL has collaborated with Disney India’s Interactive business to offer Online Premium Gaming services to its mobile customers.
Mobikwik announced two strategic partnerships with BSNL, under which, MobiKwik will co-create BSNL wallet, a new semi-closed wallet to facilitate ease of payment and also sell BSNL products exclusively in their wallet. The Co-created wallet will be developed, operated and issued by MobiKwik and distributed and marketed by BSNL. The wallet will be available exclusively to BSNL customers in India.
Additionally, as a reseller, MobiKwik will enable digital sale of BSNL SIM cards through its app and website, and pan-India physical sale through the company’s vast army of 8000 feet-on-street (FOS) professionals and a large network of 250,000 offline retailers. Users can also pay BSNL bills on MobiKwik app.
According to Bipin Preet Singh, founder and CEO, Mobikwik, "With over 100 million users, BSNL is leading India’s telecom revolution and MobiKwik is in the forefront of the country’s digital transformation.
BSNL also launched its “Bulk Email” solution in partnership with M/s Data Infosys Limited. Govt. and Non-Govt. corporate users can take advantage of this specially designed email solution for bulk users.
BSNL also upgraded minimum broadband speed of Landline Broadband users to 4 Mbps under all unlimited plans with FMC of Rs.675/- and above w.e.f. 01/05/2017. This upgradation is under taken free of cost to existing Broadband customers with which BSNL has become first Landline Broadband Telecom Operator to announce and implement minimum 4 Mbps speed.
BSNL has also announced setting up of network management system (NMS) separately for it Data Network “IPMPLS” and for its “broadband network”. BSNL has also upgraded its data backbone using VSAT to offer Broadband speed upto 100 Mbps to its VSAT broadband customers.
BSNL has also announced setting up of South Asian Sub Regional economic Co-operation (SASREC) project under which telecom information among India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangla Desh can be shared for research and training purpose.
On this auspicious day BSNL also felicitated one of its Unsung Hero Sh. R. D. Meena Sr. TOA from Jodhpur Rajasthan. Officers like Mr. Meena work silently for upkeep and growth of BSNL services. BSNL salute all such unsung hero on this occasion.
April 2017:


New Delhi, April 21,2017 : 

State owned telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched promotional offer of Dil khol ke bol new STV349, Triple ACE new STV333, Nehle pe dehla new STV395 under prepaid mobile services. These unbeatable offers are among the best offers in the Industry.
Dil khol ke bol plan of Rs.349/-, in which customer will get Unlimited voice (Local/STD) and Unlimited Data (speed reduced to 80Kbps after 2GB) with validity of 28 days.
Triple ACE plan of Rs.333/-, in which customer will get Unlimited Data (speed reduced to 80Kbps after 3GB/day) with validity of 90 days.
Nehle pe dehla plan of Rs.395/- in which customer will get 3000 minutes on BSNL network, 1800 minutes on other network and unlimited Data (speed reduced to 80Kbps after 2GB/day) with validity of 71 days.
BSNL also increased data limit of its popular plan STV 339 There is nothing better than this to 3 GB/day (speed restriction of 80 kbps after 3GB/day) from existing limit of 2 GB/day.
Shri. R. K. Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board told that we are committed to provide affordable and efficient services to all segment of our loyal mobile customers.
April 2017:


New Delhi, April 06,2017 : 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited a leading Telecom Company of India dealing in Landline, Broadband, Mobile Enterprise services, Lease Line, VSAT, Wi-Fi etc. has got two services namely (I) CAPEX based Wi-Fi Service and (II) GSM BTSs at Hyderabad launched by Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Railways Shri Manoj Sinha. Shri K.V. Chowdary Central Vigilance Commissioner, Govt. of India also graced the function & joined Minister in inauguration.
Under CAPEX based Wi-Fi service, BSNL has started Network Operating Center (NOC) and Network Management System (NMS) at Bangalore. BSNL planned to deploy around 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots during current financial year (2017-18). The Wi-Fi under this scheme will be provided in all states wherever this services is techno-commercially viable.
Today approximate 120 GSM BTSs at Hyderabad covering both rural and urban areas of Hyderabad SSA were dedicate to the nation by Hon’ble Minister. All 120 GSM BTSs will be able to provide 3G services to mobile users of BSNL.
A book titled “Healing the Future” was also unveiled by Hon’ble Minister & CVC. This book is authored by Shri. Deepak Kashyap who is presently working as CVO in BSNL. The book promises betterment in personal and official life of the readers, who implement the contents of the book. This book also speaks about betterment of the nation.
Shri. K.V. Chowdary, CVC, delivered a key note address on this occasion on “Spirituality: The Foundation of Ethics and Good Governance”.
The function was also attended by CMD and entire board of BSNL, few officers of Railways, Sr. Officers of BSNL and several Senior Officers from O/o CVC. Mr. Vinod Vashishtha, publisher from M/s Viva Publisher was also present during the function.
March 2017:


New Delhi, March 29,2017 : 

India’s leading government service provider, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Nokia have come together to accelerate the development of 5G ecosystem in the country. The 5G technology enables extreme high-speed broadband and ultra-low-latency, which allows service providers to support the future network demands of connected devices associated with Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City.
Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, said: “We are pleased to partner with Nokia to prepare for the next generation of communications network. We are excited to leverage Nokia’s technology and thought leadership in 5G to help us transition to 5G and to be in a position to take full advantage of IoT. BSNL is of the view that the telecoms industry is in the process of evolving what technology will deliver the benefits we expect from 5G, so it is important to establish dedicated research programmes with leading global telecom OEMs like Nokia. We expect 5G to fundamentally enhance the throughput, robustness and above all intelligence of mobile networks”.
The combination of high speed and low latency in 5G opens up a host of possibilities, such as remote healthcare, virtual reality, augmented reality, connected cars, full automation of homes and businesses, amongst others. Nokia and BSNL will work towards finding an efficient and most cost-effective path for network evolution to 5G for enhanced speed and capacity. Nokia will help in smooth transition of BSNL to 5G-ready network. BSNL will leverage Nokia’s 5G-ready product portfolio and expertise to develop innovative use cases for both enterprise and retail customer. Nokia will further help BSNL in spectrum assessment and in optimization of the same to deliver on the promise of 5G.
A workshop on 5G domain was organised by BSNL and Nokia on 29 March 2017 at BSNL Corporate Office to develop understanding and roadmap for 5G readiness in BSNL network. Mr Amit Marwah of NSN India and Ms Sandrine Legrand of NSN China made presentations on 5G and Public Safety.
Sanjay Malik, head of India Market, Nokia, said “We are pleased to partner with BSNL to prepare for the next generation of mobile networks and develop 5G ecosystem for the Indian market. This is in line with the Indian Government’s thrust to boost the digital infrastructure to enhance economic growth. We will leverage our global experience in 5G-related industry projects and collaborations to enable BSNL to evolve their networks.”
February 2017:


New Delhi, February 13,2017 : 

In a series of offering customer friendly scheme for the benefits of revered customers of various security agencies and to serve the nation, BSNL had launched DSPT unlimited internet access facility @ 64Kbps to various security agencies @ Rs 7,099/- (applicable service tax) under DSPT plan ‘DSPT UL 7099’
BSNL has received several requests from various security agencies to reduce the rate of unlimited internet access facility @ 64Kbps through DSPT from prevailing Rs 9,999/- per month with applicable service tax to an affordable price stating that DSPT services are the only mode of communication to the troop deployed in border areas, different terrain areas and remotest places etc on PAN INDIA basis.
BSNL has considered their requests and reduced the rate from Rs 9,999/- per month (service tax extra) to Rs 7,099/- per month (service tax extra) in respect of unlimited internet facility through DSPT services.
BSNL is the only Telecom Operator which is providing unlimited internet facility through DSPT at such cheaper rate to the nation serving security agencies.
February 2017:


New Delhi, February 02,2017 : 

BSNL, one of the leading and incumbent Telecom Operator of India has plan to upgrade its more than 32000 TDM based telecom exchanges with IP Next Generation telecom exchanges.
More than 15 lakhs capacity is already got converted into Next Generation Network (NGN). NGN Based Telephone Exchanges Provide both voice as well as broadband facility to the consumers. In addition to voice & data, several value added services which were not available in TDM technology are being offered to NGN customers. Value added services like “All India close user group” (wings CUG), fixed Mobile Conversion, (Wings follow me) Multimedia video conferencing, (wing conferencing) and Prepaid telephone. These facilities are made available across India to customers who are migrated on NGN technology. To promote these value added services BSNL is not charging additional for prepaid services and discounted tariff are also made available for other VAS services. Tariff chart of these value added services is enclosed for reference.
January 2017:


New Delhi, January 16,2017 : 

State owned Telecom Giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has launched mobile TV service 'Ditto TV' &‘Limited Fixed Mobile Telephony’ for its subscribers today from BSNL Corporate office. It's a digital revolution, that's changing the way the world watches TV & use fixed telephony.
While launching services CMD BSNL Shri Anupam Shrivastava said “BSNL is in service of India since its inception. We always try to bring latest technology to BSNL customers at reasonable price point. Ditto TV and Limited FMT are small steps in this direction for more than 100 million BSNL customers.”
Ditto TV is a unique mobile TV service wherein subscriber can view live TV for 80+ channels (including HD channels). The service has Multi screen option as it can be viewed on both iOS and Android devices i.e. Mobile, Tablet, TV or on PC. The service has 7 days catch-up facility where user can watch last 7days Zee TV contents. The service also comes with various additional features i.e. single sign-in across multiple devices, persistent play back, interactive search, electronic program guide, easy channel switching for Live TV, intuitive user interface consistent across all devices, social login. BSNL mobile user need to just download Ditto TV app from the play store, install it on mobile, register and then start using the service. This service is available on subscription basis at very economical price (@Rs.20/- per month) and is also bundled with Data STV for recharge of Rs.223/-.
Limited Fixed Mobile Telephone is facility of fixed telephone number with O/G and I/C calls on smart mobile devices such as smart phones with Wi-Fi facility. The smart phone need to download App and with connectivity with BSNL broadband modem (say on Wi-Fi) the customer can receive and also able to make outgoing calls using Limited Fixed Mobile Telephony App available on smart phone handsets. This service is in no way linked with mobile operator service / customer SIM in mobile handset. This service can be availed as add on service for existing BSNL customer having BSNL broadband / Combo or new customer opting for BSNL broadband Combo. Separate telephone number will be provided to customer to avail this service.
This service will give advantage of smart phones like using contacts, logs and better voice quality where mobile signals are poor. In order to restrict usage with in customer premises (office or residence) , the BSNL broadband will have to be provided and use with will restricted to access through BSNL broadband of customer at Residence / office only. Limited FMT Call charges will be as applicable for basic service.
Dir (CFA) Shri N.K.Gupta & Dir (CM) Shri R.K.Mittal also greeted BSNL employee & customers on this occasion. The function was also attended by Dir(EB) Shri N.K. Mehta, Representatives of unions, associations and entire staff of BSNL Corporate office.
January 2017:


New Delhi, January 13,2017 : 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), India’s leading telecom operator, has partnered with Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of CommunicationsTM, to deliver a high-quality mobile experience and accelerate how its subscribers use Wi-Fi internationally. In an industry first, BSNL has deployed Tata Communications’ Wi-Fi+, Wi-Fi® cloud communication solution, giving its subscribers seamless access to 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 100 countries including international flights and rail systems.
Wi-fi+ allows BSNL subscribers access to the single largest global Wi-Fi network in the world while travelling outside India. Typically accessing Wi-fi hotspots is very cumbersome and requires the user to remember multiple passwords. With Wi-fi+, BSNL users will have to register just once to automatically connect to the closest participating Wi-Fi® hotspot, even if they travel to a different city, country or continent.
“BSNL is the first among the Indian Mobile operators to have taken this big step forward towards how mobile subscribers use Wi-fi internationally. It removes the friction from accessing Wi-Fi and makes it simple to use Wi-Fi® data,” said Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director, BSNL. “BSNL mobile subscribers can access Wi-fi anywhere in the world without worrying about the bill shock when they get home and no longer have to limit their internet usage while abroad.”
BSNL is the leading provider of mobile and wireline services in India with 94.36 million mobile subscribers and 13.88 million wireline customers. It is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and innovative solutions in every corner of India. BSNL is continually evolving its mobile offering with services that deliver a high-quality mobile experience.
“Wi-Fi+ changes how subscribers experience Wi-Fi and simplifies how they get connected to the internet and use their applications while travelling abroad. We are really proud of this partnership with BSNL and how it is delivering innovative mobile experiences to BSNL subscribers.” said Christopher Almeida, Sr. Vice President, Service Provider Group at Tata Communications.
December 2016:


New Delhi, December 21,2016 : 

Hon’ble MOS for Communication (I/C) and MOS for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha announced 0.75% incentive / discount on Online/Electronic payment. BSNL, in line with the govt.’s vision of making India cashless, requests its esteemed customers to join BSNL in our walk towards a cashless society. Our esteemed customers can now avail a discount / incentive of 0.75% on the invoiced amount (excluding Service Tax) while making online/Electronic payment before pay by date w.e.f. 22nd December 2016 till 31st March 2017 for post-paid bills i.e. (landline, Broadband, GSM) and GSM Pre-paid Recharges.
Customers are requested to pay using and MY BSNL APP to avail discount. For post-paid customers (Landline, Broadband and GSM) the discount will be reflected in your next bill.
September 2016:


New Delhi, September 02,2016 : 

In a series of offering customer friendly schemes for the benefits of customers and to attract new customers to experience wireline Broadband services, BSNL is going to launch a very cost effective & affordable promotional unlimited Broadband plan ‘Experience Unlimited BB 249’ from 9th September 2016.
Under this plan, customers can download unlimited Broadband data without bothering of any data limit in GB. BSNL shall offer 2 Mbps speed under this plan.
If customer uses the above plan continuously in a month, he can download upto 300 GB data by paying only Rs. 249/-. Hence, per GB of data download cost comes out as less than Rs. 1/- per GB. After six months, customer will be migrated to one of the regular BB plan based on the choice of the customer.
BSNL’s Chairman cum Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava told that BSNL is the only operator who is offering lowest per GB data download cost plan under Broadband services in the country.
He further told that the above plan shall enhance the customer experience towards BSNL’s wireline Broadband services and shall attract new customers to experience BSNL Broadband services.
New Broadband connection can be subscribed by visiting nearest BSNL customer service centre or by calling Toll Free number- 1800 345 1500. More details in this regard can be obtained by visiting BSNL website
September 2016:


New Delhi, September 02, 2016 : 

A MOU has been signed between DOT and BSNL for the financial year 2016-17 on 02.09.2016 in Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi. From DOT side Sri J.S. Deepak Secretary (DOT) has signed and from BSNL side Shri Anupam Shrivastava CMD BSNL has signed. During MOU signing ceremony Shri N.Sivasailam, Additional Secretary, and Govt. Director in BSNL Board and Shri N.K. Gupta Director (CFA) BSNL, Shri R.K. Mittal Director (CM) BSNL and senior officers from DOT and BSNL were present on the occasion.
BSNL sign MOU with DOT every year wherein certain parameter performance based targets are assigned to BSNL by DOT and DPE. On the basis of annual achievement vis-a vis targets of MOU, DPE evaluates company’s performance and accordingly awards rating to BSNL.
August 2016:


New Delhi, August 14, 2016 : 

On this Independence Day on 15 Aug 2016 ,State owned telecom operator BSNL is adding more facility to its customers free call on 15 Aug 2016 and every Sunday from its landline phone in addition to existing Free night calling scheme. In this offer BSNL landline customers can call to any mobile or landline free of any charges.
Moreover there will be free calling facility on every Sunday for landline customers.
The announcement was made today by SH. Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of state ,communication (I/C) in a function held at Varanasi.
Sh. Anupam Shrivastava,CMD,BSNL said ," BSNL is committed to provide best and reliable service to its customer. This offer is one of our extension of hand for our valued customers on this Independence day. This facility is in addition of existing Free night calling scheme by BSNL.'
August 2016:


New Delhi, August 03, 2016 : 

An MOU between Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Essel Group signed on 03.08.2016 with areas of mutual interest between two companies at BSNL Corporate office, New Delhi.
Broadly the following areas of interest have been identified by two companies.
1. Acquiring and creating new broadband customers using BSNL through VNO route.
2. Video on demand. Essel Group is enrich in content. Would like to deliver these contents to broadband and mobile user of BSNL. In addition to this they would like to use BSNL broadband network to deliver their DTH customer base video on demand service.
3. Essel Group would like to partner with BSNL in new emerging area of smart city where Government of India has declared a plan throughout 100 cities across the country.
4. On this occasion, Essel Group was represented by Mr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel and Zee TV Group, Shri Atul Jhamb, President, Citi Cable and broadband group, Mr. Anil Jhamb, CTO, Essel Group etc. From BSNL side, the team was lead by Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL, All Board of Directors, CGM NCNGN and other Senior officers of BSNL Corporate Office.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava said on this occasion, “This MoU is going to be win-win situation for both companies. This is one more step toward “Digital India”. We are glad to know that Shri Subhash Chandra has taken oath as Member of Parliament today with this his role and contribution to serve the country and enhance immensely.'
July 2016:


New Delhi, July 27, 2016 : 

A meeting between BSNL and team of delegation from Bangladesh led by Hon’ble Minister of Posts & Telecommunications, Ms. Tarana Halim was held. Mr. Md. Monwar Hossain, Managing Director, Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited, Bangladesh was also present in the meeting.
On this occasion, Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL and BSNL Board Directors welcomed the delegation from Bangladesh. CMD BSNL said “Bangladesh is best neighbor and best friend, with so many similarities between two countries it will only help in building a formidable partnership”.
It was appreciated that the recently commissioned 10 G Internet Link from Agartala to Cox Bazaar in Bangladesh is being utilized very effectively to improve the internet connectivity of North East Region of India.
The payment for 1st quarter since the commissioning of link i.e. 08-02-2016 was handed over by CMD BSNL to H.E. Ms. Tarana Halim in the meeting.
Minister for Posts & Telecommunications, Bangladesh Ms. Tarana Halim said in her speech that Bangladesh is always grateful for contribution / support getting from India since their freedom. She said that she has a vision for the Mobile phone for each women of Bangladesh to empower them. She also made the point that her purpose of visit was to enhance the co-operation for Telecommunications with India specially with BSNL.
Meeting was concluded in very conducive atmosphere to enhance the co-operation between both countries.
March 2016:


New Delhi, March 17, 2016 : 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is the top PSU telecom company and one of the leading telecom service provider in telecom industry of India. BSNL is providing almost all types of telecom services like fixed telephony, broadband ,2G mobile services, 3Gmobile services, wifi, Wi max, broadband services, CDMA voice and data services, Leased time services, V SAT services ,managed services, etc, etc…BSNL has recently started deployment of public wifi hotspots across the country covering all religious, tourist and important locations in the country. BSNL is serving the customer right from Kashmir to kanyakumari and from Gujrat to North East covering entire geography of the country except metro cities of Delhi and Mumbai.
BSNL has taken several initiatives in the past year. BSNL has introduce free night calling from BSNL fixed line to any other service provider between 9PM to 7AM. BSNL has introduced free incoming calls while roaming for BSNL mobile customers which is perhaps a first step taken by any telecom operator. BSNL has upgraded minimum speed of broadband from 512 kbps to 2mbps so that broadband customers of BSNL should have better surfing experience.
BSNL is in the process of upgrading and expanding both mobile as well as fixed telephone network. As part of this initiative BSNL is converting the existing PSTN telephone exchanges with NGN( Next Generation Network).As part of this program ,already approximately 660 telephone exchanges are upgraded to NGN.
Today Hon’ble minister of communication & IT Shri Ravi Shanker Prasadji has introduced NGN techonology designed and manufactured locally by telecom PSU called CDOT( Centre for Development of Telematics) This is a special efforts by government of india to promote Make in india program of Hon’ble prime minister of India sh Narendra Modiji. This techonology from CDOT will help BSNL to deploy NGN technology in urban and rural part of the country.
Hon’ble Minister of communication and IT also inaugurated several Value Added Services(VAS) on NGN , namely all india IP Centrex, multimedia voice conferencing , fixed mobile convergence and prepaid version of fixed telephone. Hon’ble minister also started a new innovative services called Fixed Mobile Telephony(FMT) which helps customers to carry his/her fixed telephone in his/her pocket while moving around the world and able to receive and initiate outgoing calls from mobile telephone instrument.
BSNL has reached milestone of 1000 WIFI hotspots in the country today. Hon’ble minister has dedicated 1000th WIFI hotspot installed at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine to the nation from Delhi.
BSNL is on the way of modernizing and upgrading its mobile network under phase VII+. Hon’ble minister has also announced BSNL has planned to add additional appx. 21000BTS with a total investment of more then Rs2000 cr . These new BTS also include more then 13000 3G BTS.
On this occasion Secretary Telecom Sh JS Deepak praised the effort and initiatives taken by BSNL and expect BSNL to lead telecom industry from the front. Sh Anupam Srivastava CMD BSNL, Sh. Vipin Tyagi ED CDOT, board of directors of BSNL and other senior officers graced the occasion with their presence.
March 2016:


New Delhi, March 09, 2016 : 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a government of India PSU incumbent Telecom Operator of India has entered into an agreement through MOU with Tata Sky, the leading DTH operator of India. Under this MOU, BSNL and Tata Sky will enter a strategic alliance and seek broadband customers for BSNL who will be utilising Video On-demand services offered by Tata Sky. Through this understanding, BSNL is expected to get additional Broadband customers and Tata Sky will provide its subscribers the option of video on-demand.
As an initial incentive to customers, BSNL is offering free first month broadband rental. Similarly M/S Tata Sky will also be offering Video On-demand Services free for the first month to download content worth up to Rs 500/-
BSNL and Tata Sky will implement this MOU starting with one or two States and would like to cover the entire nation within next six months.
February 2016:


New Delhi, February 12, 2016 : 

Head of Circles Conference (HOCC) was held in BSNL on 10-11th Feb. 2016 at BSNL Corporate office , New Delhi. The objective of the conference was to brainstorm on vital issues concerning BSNL’s performance, its financial health and to give shape and direction to the company’s future initiatives.
In the conference, detailed discussions and deliberations took place with all the Head of Territorial and Non-Territorial circles to find out the possible implementable /executable ways so as to increase profitability of the company while fulfilling the obligations entrusted to BSNL by the Government of India.
Sh.J.S. Deepak, Secretary (Telecom) and Chairman of Telecom Commission and Sh .N.Shrisailan , Addl. Secretary(Telecom) , DoT also attended the conference.
Secretary(Telecom) said that Government is committed to support BSNL primarily due to three reasons- Its size , the sector it operates in and the Critical role it had played and continue to play in the Infrastructure Telecom and Information Technology Sector in India. While addressing the conference, he laid thrust on timely completion of vital projects like NFS and NOFN given to BSNL by Govt. of India. These are important from the view point of development of telecom infrastructure of this country. He expressed his faith in the expertise of the Senior Telecom Officers in the field of project management and execution.
He also made a point to improve various quality of Service (QoS) parameters particularly “ Call Drop” . There is a need of hour for BSNL for renting out cloud infrastructure and for laying emphasis on business development in addition to focusing on satisfactory provisioning and effective maintenance of telecom services to our customers.
On the 2nd day of the conference, Addl Secretary(Telecom) reviewed the progress of NOFN project state by state.
He mentioned that though the other project, LWE aiming at provisioning of GSM coverage in naxal affected areas in 10 states is progressing at a very good speed, progress in NOFN project is to be give boost. He also said that the progress of this project is also closely being reviewed/monitored at the highest level. He also said that in case if there is any issue still unresolved, it should be escalated immediately at appropriate level.
He enjoined all the Heads of the Circles to gear up to complete the assigned tasks strictly in a time bound manner.
Round Table Conference was another important event which was organized on the second day of the conference in which discussions and deliberations took place on different themes like how to improve operational efficiency in CFA & CM verticals, steps required to turnaround(+profit)in BSNL, improve sales and marketing efforts to bring youth to BSNL, convert CFA business as progressive and with positive growth and convert BSNL into a preferred telecom operator in EB market among the members of the five groups formed for the purpose. They suggested various recommendations theme by theme.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava ,CMD, BSNL finally appreciated all the Heads of Circles for putting hard work maximum to their capacity to get the result for the organization. He expressed his faith that we all work together, we can turn around BSNL. We can bring back BSNL to the path of glory and profitability which it had seen in the past.
With these words, HOCC was concluded on 11th Feb.2016.
December 2015:


New Delhi, December 30, 2015 : 

New Delhi: 30, December 2015: All employees of state owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited pledge today to serve the customer with new motto i.e. “Service with a Smile” (SWAS). Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL administered the oath to the employees at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi. Similar pledge ceremony took place at all BSNL Telecom Circle across India.
The employees pledges to do their best to resolve any service related issues of BSNL Customer as soon as possible in best possible manner, as it is our most important job. And we will do it with a smile.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, said on this occasion, “The theme ‘Service with a Smile’ was missing till now in BSNL. Often people talk about network, equipment, OFC cable and other infrastructure but the quality of service we offer is what that matters a lot. When Government is celebrating the ‘Good Governance Week’, there cannot better theme for BSNL than to provide “Service with a Smile” to our all customers.”
“I appreciate all BSNL trade unions/associations, who have come forward and extended their support to spread this message of “Serving with a Smile”. Similar pledgetaking events are being organized at Circle office/SSA level also. This theme will be effective from January 1, 2016 and there will be no expiry date for it.” Said Shri Shrivastava.
"I wish you a new year 2016 filled with prosperity, joy, and contentment. I am hopeful that BSNL will achieve a healthy growth in all segments BSNL with all your supports, dedication and hard work in coming year. I am sure that New Year will bring new hopes, new achievements and successes for BSNL.” Said Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL.
December 2015:


New Delhi, December 02, 2015 : 

New Delhi: 02, December 2015: In order to extend a helping hand to the stranded people of Chennai due to unforeseen floods and also to facilitate relief operations during this natural calamity, following free calls, SMS and Data packages is being provided to Chennai TD BSNL customers: Chennai and several coastal areas of the state marooned in flood waters following incessant heavyrains that pounded the city and the neighbouring districts cutting the state capital from rail and road links even as the airport was shutdown for the day. In order to extend a helping hand to the stranded people of Chennai due to unforeseen floods and also to facilitate relief operations during this natural calamity, following free calls, SMS and Data packages is being provided to Chennai TD BSNL customers:

A. For Prepaid Mobile Customers

  • Voice calls FREE ONNET – Local and STD w.e.f from 21-00 hrs of 02-12-2015 for 7 days.
  • SMS FREE ONNET – Local and STD w.e.f from 21-00 hrs of 02-12-2015 for 7 days.
  • Data Package FREE 100Mb w.e.f from morning of 03-12-2015 for 7 days.

B. For Postpaid Mobile Customers

  • A rental rebate of 07 days and extension of billing cycle by 15 days.

C. For Landline and Broadband customers

  • Voice calls FREE ONNET & OFFNET – Local and STD w.e.f from 0900 hrs of 02-12-2015 for 7 days.
  • Data Package FREE 100Mb w.e.f from morning of 03-12-2015 for 7 days.


November 2015:


New Delhi, November 17, 2015 : 

As you are already aware, BSNL is making relentless efforts to Revive itself under the able leadership of our Honourable MOC Shri Ravi Shanker Prasad. MOC is very keen to ensure BSNL turn around and to restore the pristine glory of this valuable company. MOC has suggested several innovative initiatives and under his guidance BSNL is implementing them. MOC himself has organized state wise meetings with honorable MPs to seek their support and suggestions for BSNLs growth in respective states. MOC’s resolve to support BSNL has generated a new wave of energy and confidence in BSNL. Customers have also started coming back to the BSNL fold. Inspired by the vision of MOC, BSNL has taken following bold and innovative steps to improve the revenue and customer base substantially.
1. Customer centric initiatives:
 Night calling has been made free for Land Line and CDMA customers from 9:00 PM to 7 AM.
 All BSNL Broadband customers have been upgraded to 2 Mbps at no extra cost w.e.f. 1.10.2015.
 All India roaming to all BSNL customers on incoming calls has been made free.
 Roll out of Wi-Fi hot spots at all important tourists and public places. (450 hot spots are already in place).
 BSNL is in the process of migration from old legacy TDM switches to IP based NGN technology. It will provide fix mobile convergence and customers will get many value added services.
 Under Phase VII project BSNL in investing about `5500 Crores for improving its mobile network.
2. Implementation of important Govt. Projects:
 Bharat Net – BSNL is laying OFC cable for 70,000 GPs out of which 26000GPs have already been covered.
 NFS Projects- BSNL is laying 54000 KMs of OFC for defense network. 10,000 Km of OFC has already been laid.
 LWE project- BSNL is installing 1836 BTss in Left Wing Extremism affected areas. 655 BTSs have already been installed.
 BSNL is laying 3218 Kms OFC cable in North East region to ensure comprehensive telecom transmission network development in the area.
3. Other strategic steps:
 BSNL is enhancing its mobile network data capacity to enhance the coverage and quality of service. Per day throughput has already crossed 250 TB in BSNL’s mobile network alone.
 MPLS network is expanded from 106 cities to 205 cities.
 Super Highway Transport Network with 100 Gps line capacity is planned to improve data connectivity to all state capitals and major cities.
 OFC work is in progress to provide additional 10 Gbps data capacity to North East region.
 BSNL has decided to form a separate infrastructure company for tower business with 64500 towers and an expected Rs.2200 crores revenue in next 2-4 years.
 BSNL is planning to monetize its land assets. It may generate Rs.2500 crore revenue for BSNL.
 BSNL has opened 500 exclusive call centers for GSM, Wire line and broadband Services.
4. Impact of above initiatives:
 Tremendous growth in Gross mobile connections per month. (From 9 lacs in May 2015 to 16 lacs in July, 2015)
 BSNL has gone MNP positive since July 2015 for the first time. (Port in 1,57,564 customers and Port out 1,24,158 customers.)
 Reduction in losses to the company since 2013-14.
 Arrest of landline disconnections.
5. Financials: BSNL income from services has increased by 4.16 % in 2014-15 in comparison to previous year. This stands at Rupees 27,242 Crores, which is highest in comparison to previous five years. Besides after suffering operating losses in the year 2013-14, BSNL has earned operating profits again in financial year 2014-15. BSNL’s employees and administrative expenses have also shown a declining trend in financial year 2014-15. BSNL had bad financial results for last few years, but in year 2014-15 BSNL has been able to reverse the trend. Also it is a known fact that most of the telecom majors are having heavy debt burdens but BSNL still continues to be relatively better, showing a low debt equity ratio.
October 2015:


New Delhi, October 28, 2015 : 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, a Public sector Undertaking is organizing the Vigilance Awareness Week w.e.f. 26.10.2015 to 31.10.2015. On this occasion, Chief Vigilance Officer, Shri K.P. Verma provided details about the various activities going to be held during Vigilance Awareness Week. Pledge issued by Central Vigilance Commission was administered to all the officers and officials by CMD, BSNL and has encouraged all officers and officials to perform their duty honestly, diligently with full devotion.
September 2015:


New Delhi, September 07, 2015 : 

Committed to the Government’s Digital initiatives announced by Hon.ble PM, BSNL has decided to upgrade Broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps at no additional cost for all the Broadband customers on PAN-India Basis from 1st October 2015. This is another major service offering from BSNL for the benefits of customers in continuation to offering free night calling from BSNL landline to all operator network from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM and free incoming roaming services for its mobile customers. BSNL is also offering 1Gb free E-Mail box to their customers from 50 Mb mail box.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Hon’ble MOC & IT , GOI announced this today here at Gurgaon in a function organized by BSNL. The function was graced by Shri Rao Inderjeet Singh Hon’ble MOS for Planning & MOS for Defence(Independent charge) GOI. Shri Anupam Srivastav CMD BSNL, Shri N K Gupta Director (CFA), Smt Sujata Ray Director (HR) BSNL Board and Shri R C Arya CGM Haryana circle were also present on the occasion.
The speed up-gradation will benefit all the existing and new Broadband customers of BSNL. Under this scheme, BSNL is upgrading the speed of existing Broadband plans of 512 Kbps & 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps speed with Fair usage Policy(FUP). With this upgradation, BSNL customers can access / surf the internet including social network websites like Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. at high speed.
BSNL is the first service provider to provide the Broadband Access to the country. BSNL launched the Broadband services over its landline in India in 2005 with speed of 256kbps and above over the state of art Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based IP infrastructure in urban as well as Rural areas.
BSNL since then is constantly working for increasing the broadband speed for the enhanced experience of customer in urban as well as rural areas as envisaged in New Telecom Policy 2012.. Now, BSNL offers broadband services with various plans ranging from 2 mbps to 100 mbps speed using ADSL/VDSL and fiber based GPON technology in a very affordable price range. BSNL is currently having around 10 Mn Broadband customers including about 1.1 Mn. Rural customers.
This up-gradation shall enhance customer experience while surfing on internet and enjoying live video streaming by all customers even in the low price range. This scheme is expected to attract new customers for subscribing BSNL Broadband customers in an affordable manner.
BSNL is one of the largest Telecom Service providers in India. BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country & focusing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications. BSNL is having more than 77 Million Mobile customers, more than 16 million wired line telephone connections and around 10 million wired Broadband connections.
For further information, customers can access the BSNL Customer Care Service through Toll free number 1500 (from BSNL number) & 1800 345 1500 ( from other operator number) or visit the BSNL website
July 2015:


New Delhi, July 23, 2015 : 

BSNL is in process of setting up Wi-Fi Hotspots on PAN India basis (Except Delhi & Mumbai). During the digital India Week celebration, BSNL organized the photo and video competition at Wi-Fi Hotspots on 04.07.2015 to promote Wi-Fi services among customers. In this competition, participants were to send photos and video of Wi-Fi Hotspot locations, using Wi-FI Hotspots at that location. This competition got a good response and BSNL received more than 450 photos and 26 videos in the competition organized in Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Kerala, Karnataka, Orissa, Tamilnadu, UP (East) and UP (West) Telecom circles. BSNL awarded National winner for photo Mr. Nand Kishore at Agra and National winner for video Mr. Satish Singh at Varanasi on 23.07.2015. In addition, circle level 1st, 2nd and 3rd award winners were also awarded by circles in both categories.
BSNL organized award ceremony on 23.07.2015 at Sanchar Bhawan New Delhi to award the National winners of photo and Video competition organized by BSNL at Wi-Fi Hotspots on 04.07.2015. Secretary (T), Member (Finance), USOF (Administrator), CMD BSNL, Dir (CM) BSNL, Dir (HR) BSNL and other senior officers of DoT and BSNL were present at this occasion. CGMT UP (East) BSNL and CGMT UP (West) BSNL were also present at Varanasi and Agra respectively.
Secretary (T), Mr. Rakesh Garg, congratulated both the winners through video call from Sanchar Bhawan New Delhi. On this occasion, secretary (T) mentioned about the desire of PMO to spread Wi-Fi at all important tourist /commercial locations and applauded BSNL for providing Wi-Fi services at Varanasi Ghats, Taj Mahal-Agra, Hussain Sagar Lake & Charminar -Hyderabad, Sarnath-Varanasi, Sun Temple-Konark, Brihadeshwar Temple-Thanjavur, Hampi- Karnataka, Khajuraho-M.P., Jagnnath Temple-Puri, Nasik-Maharashtra any many more other locations. Secretary (T) also mentioned that using Wi-Fi service at these Monuments/Tourist places tourists/ visitors can share their experience at these locations instantly with their family members and friends.
CMD BSNL, Mr. Anupam Shrivastava mentioned that BSNL has already installed more than 250 Wi-Fi Hotspots at various locations and BSNL has plans to provide around 2500 Wi-Fi hotspots by the end of this financial year.
BSNL is one of the largest Telecom Service providers in India. BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country & focusing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications. BSNL is having more than 77 Million Mobile customers, more than 16 million wired line telephone connections, more than 9 million wired Broadband connections.
July 2015:


Puri,Orrissa, July 09, 2015 : 

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Hon’ble MOC & IT, Government of India inaugurated Wi-Fi hotspot zone created by BSNL at Historical Monument at Grand Road, Lord Jagannath Temple, and Puri on 9th July 2015.Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble MOS (Independent charge) Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India and Shri Pranab Prakash Das, Hon’ble MOS (Independent charge) Energy & I.T. Govt. of Odisha graced the occasion as distinguished Guests of Honour. Shri Pinaki Mishra, Hon’ble MP and Shri Maheswar Mohanty Hon’ble MLA were also present as Guests of Honour. Shri Anupam Srivastava CMD BSNL presided over the function. Shri N.K.Gupta, Director BSNL, Shri Bijoyananda Mishra, CGMT Odisha, Shri C.S.Rao of Quadegen, and other Senior Officers of BSNL were also present to grace the occasion.
The facility has been created by BSNL with the optical fiber backbone using GPON technology which can provide backhaul broadband bandwidth upto 100 Mbps through BSNL’s state of art MPLS network. BSNL would be providing free Wi-Fi services, for 30 minutes per 24 hours (three times in a month which visitors can utilize in multiple sessions. After free usage limit of 30 minutes is exhausted, a customer can continue using the service on paid basis for which subscription plans are available in the denomination of Rs.30/-, Rs.50/- , Rs.90/- and Rs.150/- for validity of 30 minutes, 60 minutes , 120 minutes and one day respectively.
BSNL has already extended similar Wi-Fi facility in the world famous Sun Temple, Konark, in Odisha.
Honorable Minister Communications &IT also inaugurated the new BSNL BHAVAN at Bhubaneswar which has been constructed at a project cost of approx. Rs.17 crores. The office of CGMT Odisha Circle shall function from this building.
Hon’ble Minister further added that BSNL is replacing 30 years old switching technology with the latest Next Generation Network (NGN) technology. In the initial phase already 12500 lines have been replaced and during 2015-16, 12750 lines have been planned to be installed.
During the last financial year, 496 no.of 2G BTS and 337 nos. of 3G BTS were commissioned. In the current financial year 372 nos. of 2G BTS and 193 nos. of 3G BTS have been planned to be commissioned.
In the LWE project 253 nos. of 2G BTS have been planned to be commissioned in the left wing extremist area of Odisha. The work is in full swing and is likely to be completed during this financial year.
The National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project is going on full swing. During this financial year 3369 nos. of GPs in 167 Blocks have been planned to be covered with broadband with project out lay of Rs.400 crores.This shall cover fifteen revenue districts namely Boudha, Cuttack, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Gajpati, Ganjam, Jagatsinghghpur,Kalahandi,Kandhamal,Kendrapara, Kendujhar, Khurda, Mayurbhanja, Nayagarh, Puri.
During the current financial year a project outlay of Rs.830 has been earmarked for BSNL Odisha for various projects including the Rs400 crores earmarked for NOFN.
July 2015:

New Delhi, July 03, 2015 : 

Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble MOC&IT, Government of India has announced All India Mobile Number Portability. He informed that the decision was taken on 1st November, 2014 and now from today all telecom operators have made their network conforming to All India MNP. He said that Modi Government always follow people oriented programmes and MNP is one of them.
As mobile has become the central focus for all kinds of services which people access and utilize, All India Mobile Number Mobility will be an effective tool for such services. He also asked BSNL to take lead in this process by improving its mobile services further.
Hon’ble Minister inaugurated 2 most ambitious services of BSNL Called BSNL BUZZ and SpeedPay.
With BSNL BUZZ BSNL will provide a variety of interactive and easy to use services such as content, news, contests, subscription packs, coupons and advertising. The service will also deliver location-based information services in 7 Indian languages – Hindi, English, Bengali, Tamil, Malyalam, Kannada and Telegu. The service will allow BSNL mobile to reach its consumers in a cost-effective, non-intrusive and friendly manner. The BSNL BUZZ App will be embedded in every BSNL Mobile SIM card within the network enabling interactive cell broadcast.
BSNL BUZZ has two distinct services enabled by Cell Broadcast – cell information and a LiveScreen based easy to use mobile marketing service. The Cell information service provides a non-interactive messaging service to millions of BSNL users communicating BSNL services offerings, social awareness messaging and citizen alerts.
SPEEDPAY is an open prepaid instrument which can be used as a means for purchase of goods and services at any card accepting merchant location (point of sale terminals) and allow cash withdrawal at ATMs / customer service points. Person to person wallet at the nearest BSNL retailer spread across India.
A major part of the population has a mobile phone, but no bank account – thus, making the case for using mobile phones for delivery of financial services. The existing models of making available Banking Services to whole population by opening new bank branches or appointing new Business Correspondents entails massive investment and time. The service aims to create self-sustainable ecosystem in rural areas so that to expand the banking services to the remotest part of the country.
Minister also informed that both the services are part of Digital India programme which aim to give good governance and thereby empowering the people of India digitally.With Speed Pay a poor man can transfer money to his mother in a village with a click of a button. These are good revolutions which will help the country to grow.
BSNL BUZZ was provided by BSNL in partnership with M/s. Celltick and the SpeedPay was provided was provided in partnership with partnership with M/s. Pyro and Andhra Bank. Speaking on the event, Shri Rakesh Garg, Secretary (Telecom) was happy to know that now BSNL is on the path of growth. IN the last one year they have undertaken various programmes like replacing 30 years old exchanges with NGN exchanges, installing high speed wi-fi hotspots across the country, announcing people oriented schemes like free night calling from fixed lines from 10.00 pm to 7.00 a. and announcing gfree roaming to BSNL mobile customers. He also appreciated BSNL efforts in the time of calamities and gave example of BNSL initiatives at the time of Kashmir calamity, Andhra Pradesh calamity and Nepal calamity. He was happy that these two services are people centric and more and more people should take advantage of these initiatives of BSNL.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL while announcing the services informed that this will give boost to cashless transactions taking place and also Speed Pay a safe and easy option to customers. He also announced that more such services are expected to be given to the consumers of the country shortly.
June 2015:


New Delhi, June 23, 2015 : 

BSNL has been assigned the highest Credit Rating - ‘AAA (SO)’ [Triple A (Structured Obligation] by M/s CARE Ratings for its Long Term Bank Facility of ` 8000 Crores. The rating signifies that instruments with this rating are considered to have the highest degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations. Such instruments carry lowest credit risk. With a view to comply with the condition of PSU Banks, the Company got its Long Term Loan rated by M/s CARE Ratings.
June 2015:


New Delhi, June 16, 2015 : 

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Hon’ble MOC & IT, Govt of India inaugurated wi-fi hotspot zone created by BSNL at Historical monument Taj Mahal at Agra on 16th June 2015. Shri Ram Shankar Katheria, Hon. MOC (MHRD) graced the occasion as special guest. Shri Anupam Shrivastava CMD BSNL, Shri N.K. Gupta Director BSNL, Shri Pradeep Kumar CGM (UP-W) and other senior officers of BSNL were also present to grace the occasion.
The facility has been created by BSNL with the optical fibre backbone using GPON technology which can provide backhaul broadband bandwidth upto 100 Mbps through BSNL’s state of art MPLS network. BSNL would be providing free Wi-Fi services, for 30 minutes per 24 hrs (three time in a month) which visitors can utilize in multiple sessions. After free usage limit of 30 minutes is exhausted, a customer can continue using the service on paid basis for which subscription plans are available in the denomination of Rs. 20/-, Rs. 30/-, Rs. 50/- and Rs. 70/- for validity of 30 min, 60 min, 120 min and one day respectively.
BSNL has also planned to expand the coverage of the wi-fi facility to other tourist & religious locations like Khajuraho, Jagannath puri etc by March 2016.
Minister of Communications & IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad informed that BSNL has plans to invest more than 1200 crores in UP(W) Circle during 2015-16. Out of this approx. Rs. 200 crores will be invested in upgrading and expanding mobile network. A total of 795 number of new 2G BTSs sites are being commissioned in all Secondary Switching Areas (SSAs) of UP(W) Circle to increase the coverage of BSNL mobile services. BSNL is expanding its 3G network in all SSAs by installing a total of 596 new 3G BTSs. This expansion will help in providing improved 3G services to existing BSNL subscribers as well as in 152 new cities/towns. Approx Rs. 982 crores will be invested in National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) under Phase-I covering 14,474 village panchayats spread over 227 blocks covering more than 30,000 villages of UP(W) Circle.
Hon. Minister further added that BSNL is replacing 30 years old switching technology with latest Next Generation Network (NGN) technology. In initial phase more than 50,000 such telephone lines are allotted to UP(W) Circle covering Meerut, Ghaziabad and Noida areas.
June 2015:


New Delhi, June 14, 2015 : 

BSNL is all set to launch free incomming calls to its mobile customer while in roaming all across the country w.e.f. 15.06.2015. The announcement to this effect was made by the Minister of Communications & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad in a press conference on 02.06.2015.
Giving details of the implementation of the scheme CMD BSNL Shri Anupam Shrivastava said “we are all set to launch this scheme from 15.06.2015 on PAN India basis. It will benefit crores of our existing as well as new subscribers. Now BSNL mobile customers will not need to carry multiple SIMs and handsets during roaming. They are now free to talk as long as they want without worrying of any charges during incoming calls. In fact it is like a dream of ‘ONE NATION ONE NUMBER” come true.”
When asked about the news appeared in one of the newspapers about the objection of Telecom Regulator (TRAI) for launch of the service, he said “We have not received any such communication from TRAI. BSNL has announced this scheme with the consent of Ministry & Hon’ble Minister of Communications & IT, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad himself had announced it in a press conference held on 02.06.2015. TRAI has no objection to it.”
CMD BSNL also mentioned about some major initiatives recently taken for the benefit of customers which include FREE Night Calling facility to BSNL Landline customers from 9 PM to 7 AM to any number of any operator across the country and the scheme is getting overwhelming response . He further added that we are commited to provide best quality services to our customers at affordable and competitive price. .
June 2015:


New Delhi, June 12, 2015 : 

To improve the Internet Connectivity in North East region of India, an agreement between Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) and Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL) is signed by Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL and Mr Md Monwar Hossain, MD BSCCL on 6th June 2015 for the provision of International Bandwidth for Internet from Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh to Agartala.
North East region of India currently remains unstable mainly due to large scale road widening, which has resulted in poor quality of internet services in the region. On the initiative of Government of India, BSNL explores the possibility of leasing bandwidth from BSCCL for providing connectivity to NE region through the territory of Bangladesh which will improve the internet/ telecom services in the region.
BSCCL will provide the International Port (IP) transit service from Cox's bazar Cable Landing Station. The terrestrial route in Bangladesh will be Cox's bazar-Chittagong-Comilla-B.Baria-Akhaura for primary link and Cox's Bazar-Chitagong-Comilla-Dhaka-Narshindi-Bhairab-Akhaura will be the secondary link. Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL) has to lay Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) of the approx 30 KM distance from Brahmanbaria to Akhaura.
BSNL will set-up International Long Distance (ILD) Gateway at Agartala along with associated equipments. Initial requirement of BSNL will be 10GBPS IP transit / IP port at Akhaura ICP as estimated. This endeavor of BSNL will smoothen the internet connectivity for the people of North East region of India.
June 2015:


New Delhi, June 02, 2015 : 

BSNL mobile customers now have a big reason to smile. The public sector Telecom Major, BSNL has decided to offer FREE incoming calls to its mobile customers from 15th June, 2015 for a period of one year to begin with, while on roaming across the country. The announcement comes ahead of the scheme call full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) which is in the offing. Announcing this today in a press conference Minister of Communications & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad said "As always, BSNL has taken lead to announce yet another landmark decision in the larger interest of public which will benefit crores of its existing as well as new subscribers. Now BSNL mobile customers will not need to carry multiple SIMs and handsets during roaming. They are now free to talk as long as they want without worrying of any charges during incoming calls. In fact it is like a dream of ‘ONE NATION ONE NUMBER” come true. This will specially benefit the people having transferable jobs and student community who have to change their mobile numbers very frequently owing to transfer liability.”
Speaking on the occasion CMD BSNL, Anupam Shrivastava said “In the past also we were the first movers in many customer beneficial initiatives. In 2002 when we entered in mobile segment we started free incoming calls for the first time within License Service Area(State). Prior to that, the customers had to pay for incoming calls also at the rate as high as Rs.16/- per minute. Today the tariff in the telecom industry in India is the lowest in the world, its credit also goes to BSNL because before entry of BSNL in mobile telephony, the call rates charged by private operators were as high as Rs.24/- per minute. Recently we had announced FREE night calling facility to our landline customers to call any mobile and landline number of any network in India. BSNL was the first to offer such a facility. Although there could be slight reduction in revenue on account of free incoming calls during roaming but we expect to gain first mover advantage and anticipate offsetting this amount by arresting churn out/porting out and by acquiring new customers”.
As a public sector Telecom Operator our aim is not only to earn revenue alone but to provide best quality services to the masses in far flung & remotest areas at competitive prices. We always take such initiatives as a goodwill gesture. This will become an USP of BSNL and will certainly boost our market share in GSM mobile services, he added.
May 2015:


New Delhi, May 19, 2015 : 

In Feb 2015, BSNL had stopped unused 2G / 3G Mobile Data to carry forward for next recharge of prepaid mobile customers due to some technical limitations. Now after clearing all the aspects, BSNL announced that unused balance mobile data will add on next recharge of BSNL 3G prepaid data STV. As per the current trend, 3G mobile data users are increasing day by day. For this, BSNL is introducing new 3G data plans as per the user requirements at lowest tariff rates. For this a clear example is, BSNL recently introduced Rs.68 Data Special Tariff Voucher which allows 1GB BSNL 3G Mobile Data for 10 days, never given by any other operator at this cheapest rates in the present market.
Now again this newly announced decision by BSNL will give more relief to millions of BSNL Prepaid Mobile Data Plan customers in India to get back the un-utilized data to their hands again without any tension to utilize the balance data again on next data recharge, where the data carry forward / adding of balance data facility will works in the form as follows.
If a customer X activates data STV 155 for his prepaid mobile number, which allows 1GB data for 26 days validity. If that customer used only 700MB data and activates same Rs.155 data STV pack with in validity time of old STV, then the balance of 300MB in previous pack will be automatically added to this new recharge and gets the new balance data as 1GB+300MB(unused data) for the next validity of 26 days of new data STV recharge.
This new facility of accumulation of unutilized balance data usage in BSNL Prepaid plans will also be applicable for all the customers of normal data STVs and longer validity BSNL 3G Data Plan Vouchers. As per the latest announcement of BSNL, this new facility (unused Mobile Data adds on next Recharge) will be applicable for all the GSM 2G / 3G prepaid mobile customers of all BSNL circles across India.
Shri NK Gupta, Director (CM) , BSNL Board said “Quality of service and customer satisfaction is our top priority & transparency makes us different from other operators.””
May 2015:


New Delhi, May 08, 2015 : 

Telecom major, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has announced reduction in roaming tariff by 75% with effect from 01.05.2015 for its prepaid & post paid mobile services. The decision has come in the wake of telecommunication tariff order issued by TRAI.
Shri N.K.Gupta, Director (CM), BSNL Board told “We have reduced our tariff by 40% for incoming calls, 23% for STD calls & 20% for local calls, during roaming. The SMS tariff has been reduced by 75% both for local and national SMS. Now local SMS will cost only 25 Paisa per SMS and national SMS will be charged @ 38 paisa. For post-paid customers local & national both SMS will be charged @ 25 paisa during roaming. He further said that our tariff is most competitive & transparent in the industry”.
“He added that we have already announced FREE unlimited calling from BSNL Land line to any landline or mobile of any operator across India during 9PM to 7AM with effect from 01.05.2015. We have the largest market share of landline connections in the country and therefore crores of BSNL customers would be benefited with this offer”.”
April 2015:


New Delhi, April 30, 2015 : 

The public sector telecom company BSNL has established a robust Cloud platform to cater to the ever growing demand of Cloud services to play important role in Digital India Project of Government of India.
Recently important Government services like, UAN - Universal Access Number, ECR – Electronic Chalan receipt of EPFO, NVSP-National voter’s services portal of Election commission of India, National Health portal of NRHM and many other services are running on Cloud platform of BSNL at Ahmedabad. This platform facilitates faster implementations of schemes under Digital India initiative of the Government of India.
In addition to the Cloud services, BSNL is also focusing in creating large number of Internet Data Centres across the country and seven such data centers at Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and Chennai are already operational.
Director (Enterprise) BSNL Board Sh. A.N.Rai said, “BSNL is giving thrust in expanding cloud services platform to play a major role in faster implementation of Digital India initiative of Government of India.”
April 2015:


New Delhi, April 20, 2015 : 

BSNL has introduced unlimited free calling during night hours from its Landline phones to all Landline phones and Mobile phones of all service provider’s network on All India basis w.e.f. 1st May 2015. This Unlimited free night calling shall be available from 09.00 P.M. to 07.00 A.M.
Under this scheme all major Landline General Plans of Rural & Urban areas, Landline Special plans as well as all major Combo (Landline +Broadband) plans are covered. More details in this regard can be obtained by visiting BSNL website
BSNL Landline phone offers voice clarity and now Landline Customers can make unlimited calls comfortably anywhere in India to all networks from 09.00 P.M. to 07.00 A.M., without paying any call charges.
With this unlimited free night calling scheme BSNL intends to promote Landline usage. New Landline phone can be subscribed by visiting nearest BSNL service centre or by calling Toll Free number- 1800 345 1500.
April 2015:


New Delhi, April 16, 2015 : 

Tankbund Road, Telangana secretariat (outside), Necklace Road, Lumbini Park, NTR Park, Sanjeevaiha Park, Eatstreet & Jalvihar areas around Hussain Sagar Lake of Hyderabad becomes Wi-Fi hotspot zone from 16th April 2015.
Hon’ble MOC&IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad remotely inaugurated the Wi-Fi services at these locations. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad made an inaugural call to Shri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Panchayat Raj & IT of Telangana. Special Secretary DoT, Members of Telecom commission, CMD BSNL, Dir (CFA) BSNL, and other senior officers of DOT & BSNL were also present to grace the occasion. The Wi-Fi facility has been commissioned by BSNL for providing wireless high speed internet to the users.
Hyderabad is the first city in south zone to have BSNL Wi-Fi zone. At Tankbund Road, Telangana secretariat (outside), Necklace Road, Lumbini Park, NTR Park, Sanjeevaiha Park, Eatstreet & Jalvihar areas around Hussain Sagar Lake more than 30 Access Points (APs) have been installed through 3 POPs with a backhaul bandwidth of 100 Mbps. Each AP shall cover the areas around itself within at least 100 mts.
The facility has been created with the optical fiber backbone which can provide upto 100 Mbps backbone bandwidth. Backhaul bandwidth shall be augmented as per requirement so that users are able to get high speed internet connectivity on their laptops and/or smart phones. BSNL would be providing free Wi-Fi services, for first 30 minutes in a day for maximum 3 occasions in a month for the same mobile number. For activation of the Wi-Fi service on their Smartphone / laptop the user upon receipt of the welcome message “Welcome to BSNL Wi-Fi Zone” details like name, mail ID and Mobile no. have to be filled up. SMS will be sent with User Id and password to the Mobile no BSNL. Thereafter the customers can access the free Wi-Fi services (in a day for maximum 3 occasions in a month for the same mobile number) with the concerned user Id and password.
After free usage a customer can use the service the on paid basis, for which prepaid Plans are available for the denomination of Rs 30/-, Rs 50/-, Rs 90/- and Rs 150/- for validity of 30 min, 60 min , 120 min and one day respectively. The user may purchase the plan through the online Account Login and make the payment by Credit Card or Net banking Purchase.
March 2015:


New Delhi, March 13, 2015 : 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the leading Telecom Service Provider in India and also the incumbent government operator, introduced Next Generation Network (NGN) Technology in its fixed line telephony. The technology was launched by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communication & IT, by making a Video call from Delhi to Bangalore. The call at Bangalore was received by Shri R.K. Mishra, Chief General Manager, Karnataka Telecom Circle, Bangalore.
BSNL has more than 36000 telephone exchanges out of which more than 28000 are in rural areas. These exchanges are working on TDM switching technology which provides voice only. Separate gateways are required to inter-connect existing TDM switches with IP Network and mobile switching technology. NGN technology will provide both fixed line and broadband from same telephone exchange.
In addition to video calls, BSNL is also planning to introduce Close User Group of mobile & fixed line customers at All India Basis, multi-media video conferencing involving large number of users at a time, transfer of calls from fixed to mobile and mobile to fixed as per the convenience of the user. This technology also promises introduction of prepaid telephony in fixed line on the same basis as is available in the mobile services.
At present, BSNL plan to convert 14 million telephone lines with NGN technology. This is expected to cover more than 80% urban customers and approx. 90% rural customers. However, it is expected that entire fixed line customers will have NGN facility by December, 2017. Initially, BSNL plans to invest approx. Rs. 1000 crore in upgrading the TDM technology with NGN technology.
The voice call on this new technology will be made available at the same rate at which the fixed telephone is made available by BSNL as on date. However, BSNL would like to charge something extra for video calls.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communications & IT while congratulating BSNL on introduction of new technology in India also stated that this technology will help India to achieve Digital India & Make in India project of Hon’ble Prime Minister, as BSNL has planned to upgrade C-DoT telephone exchanges with NGN technology, which is also developed by C-DoT. MOC & IT also expressed his faith that NGN may also help expansion of Jan Dhan Yojana, which has already seen a great success from the day it has been launched by Hon’b le Prime Minister of India.
BSNL has validated NGN technology developed by C-DoT locally in India for last 3 years and successfully implemented C-DoT NGN technology since 2012. Based on the success story, BSNL has ordered 10 million NGN ports to C-DoT out of 14 million planned in initial stage. This will help in resolving the problems locally and also to implement various value added services on C-DoT NGN technology as and when required. C-DoT NGN equipment is being manufactured at Hyderabad at present. Local manufacturing of NGN technology will take forward “Make In India” project of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
Shri Rakesh Garg, Secretary (Telecom) & Chairman Telecom Commission, DoT, Smt Rita Teaotia Special Secretary (T) DOT, Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL and Shri N.K. Gupta Director (CFA & CM) BSNL also spoke on the occasion. .
January 2015:


New Delhi, January 16, 2015 : 

Shri Anupam Shrivastava has taken over the charge of Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL on 15th Jan, 2015 at BSNL corporate office New Delhi. Shrivastava has been appointed CMD of BSNL for period of five years or till the time of superannuation age of 60 years.
Shri Shrivastava is 1981 batch ITS officer and has done his B.E. (Electronics & Telecom) and MBA (Marketing) from Jabalpur. Prior to this posting he has served as Director (Consumer Mobility) BSNL .Shri Shrivastava has also worked as Sr. General Manager at Jodhpur, Ajmer and Jaipur in Rajasthan Telecom Circle. He also has experience of working as GM (EB) in Rajasthan Telecom Circle with additional charge of Marketing and Enterprise Business.
“Government is focusing on connection unconnected people with telecom services including high speed broadband. As BSNL CMD it will be my top propriety area to work with government in connecting people at affordable cost, expeditiously and at turning around BSNL into a profitable venture. I will take up important pending project of NOFN, mobile service in Naxal-hit areas.” Said Shri Shrivastava afer assuming charge of CMD BSNL.
A firm believer in team work, Shri Shrivastava always sets examples by himself and uses latest technological applications to promote and inculcate team work amongst his subordinates and maintain synergy in BSNL management.
November 2014:


New Delhi, November 27, 2014 : 

One of India’s leading Telecommunication companies offers another innovative VAS MSecure & My Moments for its subscribers in the country in association with M/s Beyond Evolution Tech. Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
MSecure: Anti-theft Application’ that helps a userTrack, Lock, activate Alarm & Erase data on their mobile handsets remotely, in case of loss or theft of the device. It also provides the complete call log details of the lost mobile at pre – determined intervals. The features include,
• Remote Locking: Remotely lock the user’s device. • Remote Erase: Provides its user the option to erase the lost device data.
• Remote Tracking: Helps a user to remotely track the lost device by sending location details through SMS to the emergency number. • Remote Alarm: Helps a user to remotely raise an alarm on the lost / misplaced device.
• Lost Handset call logs: Provides complete call logs of the new number of the SIM that has been inserted in the lost device to the emergency number.
My Moments: An exciting “Click & Share” app for sharing photos from mobile via SMS, Email, WhatsApp or on various social networking sites like, Facebook, Twitter etc. It allows user to add various ‘effects’ to photos such as adding Voice note, Frames, Stickers etc.
Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, Director(CM) BSNL Board stated that security of Mobile handsets has become a cause for concern owing to important data stored in it. Loss/theft may leads to unauthorized access and possible misuse of such data. MSecure is innovative service through which user can remotely manage data contained in his/her lost mobile handset. Another service My Moments is another step towards providing useful VAS to its subscribers by which data ie. Photos, video clips can be shared across vide range.
September 2014:


New Delhi, September 29, 2014 : 

BSNL has increased its focus on Mobile Governance and come up with a new policy for realizing the revenue potential of upcoming Mobile Governance projects launched by government at central and state level. The revenue opportunity in this field has increased multi fold in view of government project of “Digital India” which aims to leverage ICT and Mobile technology capabilities to deliver governance to common citizens across the length and breadth of the country.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Director(Consumer Mobility), BSNL Board said ” Mobile Technology which till now was being seen just as enabler have become central for delivering Governance and utility services to common citizens. The good news is that with the announcement of proactive government policies, the whole ecosystem has started moving up in right direction. New powerful and cheaper mobile devices with wide support for regional languages are coming which will help in delivering services in local language.
M-governance complements e-Government in delivering services and public information to citizens due to its nature of being available anywhere- anytime.
BSNL till date was mainly engaged in executing infrastructure projects related to M-Governance, but with new policy in place there will be more focus on services based projects. This policy lays the framework for efficient execution of M-Governance service projects by ensuring close co-ordination with business partners and Governments.
He added that BSNL being the owner of one of the largest and widest network in the country with large skilled work force is best positioned to help government in realizing the goal of on demand delivery of governance. BSNL is now streamlining its procedures to match the timeline expectations of the Government and ensure timely execution of projects.
BSNL is having deep rooted relations with all government departments which will we leveraged to get more projects. We expect that in near future a large component of our top line revenue will come from this segment.”

September 2014:


New Delhi, September 19, 2014 : 

BSNL has been offering Unlimited Broadband Plans to Customers who wish to avail higher speed where the speed opted by the Broadband customer automatically gets reduced after the higher speed data transfer quota is reached as per the plans during the month.
Based on the customers demand, CMD BSNL Shri A.N.Rai inaugurated a facility to restore the original speed of such unlimited broadband customers on payment of nominal charges which will be added in the next broadband bill. The charges are Rs. 100/200/300/500 for additional 2GB/5GB/10GB/20GB data transfer quota at the higher speed for the rest of the month.
For availing the facility, pop-ups to broadband customers will be flashed as soon as they cross the higher speed data transfer quota. Customer can opt to restore the speed through this pop-up and for this they shall be charged in next bill accordingly.

September 2014:


New Delhi, September 10, 2014 : 

The devastation caused by unprecedented rain, floods and landslides in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly Kashmir valley has resulted in massive damage to telecom infrastructure of BSNL and other operators, resulting in total breakdown of mobile, landline and internet services. Taking stock of the situation, CMD, BSNL has said that all out efforts are being made on war footing for restoration of BSNL telecom network. Mobile communication network in most parts of Anantnag, Pulwama and Budgam districts in Srinagar SSA, Poonch and Rajouri in Rajouri SSA and in Jammu SSA have been severely affected. He mentioned that power supply has been disrupted, national highway blocked and Exchanges / BTS / power plants submerged in water, resulting in delay in restoration of telecom services. He said that no efforts are being spared for restoration of BSNL telecom network by bringing satellite based services (DSPT) by diverting resources from other telecom circles of BSNL. 10 VSATs have been airlifted to Srinagar from Bangalore yesterday night. CMD, BSNL further mentioned that in Poonch district, efforts are underway to restore telecom services with the help of V SAT. He added that Barjula BTS & Exchange have been restored on OFC and BSNL is trying to restore one BSC at Srinagar which will result in restoration of nearly 20 BTSs. BSNL’s task force team is working day and night in cooperation with the Army and the State Government to restore telecom services, particularly in Kashmir valley. Whereas, telecom services in other regions of J&K state have become normal.

New Delhi, September 10, 2014 : 

“For launching ‘BSNL BUZZ’, BSNL chose to implement Celltick’s LiveScreen service to leverage Celltick’s experience and expertise in creating a service that delivers value to the consumer while ensuring monetization for the operator. Their proven media management capabilities and proven success in managing large volume services will aid us in providing the right services for our subscriber,” explains Mr Anupam Shrivastava, Director (CM) BSNL Board. “Our objective is to deliver high value, easy to access services that will enhance our brand image and provide real and substantial benefits to our subscribers”.
Celltick will implement a service that caters to BSNL’s subscribers through an interactive and engaging mobile medium, which will allow them to easily discover and interact with a large variety of services in a user-friendly manner. The service will deliver location-based information services in local Indian languages and will allow BSNL to reach its consumers in a cost effective, non-intrusive and friendly manner.
Under brand name of ‘BSNL BUZZ’, a wide variety of services, including coupons that provide economic value to the consumer, content and service discovery and advertising subsidized services will be provided. As part of the service, BSNL and Celltick will deliver exclusive benefits to consumers, in the form of location based coupons and also relevant information services in all major local languages. Celltick, a global leader in mobile initiated commerce announced today that it has been chosen by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a leading Mobile Service Provider in India, to provide high value mobile initiated commerce services based on its patented highly successful LiveScreen platform. The service which will be managed by Celltick is expected to be launched by the end of 2014. The services may be branded as ‘BSNL BUZZ’. “
We are very excited that BSNL has chosen to partner with us” says Ronen Daniel, CEO of Celltick. “Our LiveScreen based managed services have been very successful in reaching a wide audience in India. We are confident that we will enable BSNL subscribers to easily access much-desired, real-time information and services. We have proven repeatedly that we can make mobile initiated commerce adapt to growth markets and have established ourselves as a leader not only in being able to reach the consumer but to also monetize by providing value to the consumer”. Celltick powers billions of mobile-initiated commerce transactions for virtual and physical goods serving more than hundreds of million mobile consumers across 25 countries.

September 2014:


New Delhi, September 04, 2014 : 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), one of India's leading Telecommunications companies, launched Centralized VAS (Value Added Services) Provisioning System cum Consent Gateway (CVPS cum CG) for its subscribers in the country.
Now this CVPS cum CG will centrally control all activities like activation, obtaining 2nd consent from customers, providing response to customer query, update VAS profile of customers, trigger delivery of requested VAS and charging. Earlier all these activities were being done by VAS providers themselves.
Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, Director (CM) BSNL Board, stated that CVPS cum CG will enable BSNL to serve its customer better. This will instill more confidence into consumers as now VAS subscription will be activated only after obtaining double confirmation from customer that too by independent third party. This system will be a milestone to attain the customers’ satisfaction as subscriber will be informed for the every single penny which is charged against the provisioning of VAS.

July 2014:


New Delhi, July 28, 2014 : 

A tripartite MoU was signed among ONGC, BSNL & MTNL on 28-07-2014 at ONGC Corporate Office for providing all telecom services such as basic telephones, mobile services, leased circuits including VSAT services to ONGC on pan India basis, including service areas of MTNL at Delhi and Mumbai. The MoU was signed by Sh. Shashi Shankar, Director (T&FS) ONGC, Sh. A. N. Rai, CMD BSNL and Sh. A. K. Purwar, CMD MTNL for a period of five years up to March 2019. M/s. ONGC has entered into agreement with BSNL/MTNL as they are providing complete telecom solution based on latest available technology all across country including remotest corners from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. The signing of this MoU among these major PSUs will further strengthen and synergize their relationship. The event was also attended by many senior officers of these organizations.

July 2014:


New Delhi, July 02, 2014 : 

Shri A.N.Rai Director (Enterprise) BSNL has assumed the additional charge of post of CMD, BSNL with effect from 01-07-2014 (F/N) and until further orders. Shri Rai, an officer of ITS 1975 Batch holds B-Tech. degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from BHU, Varanasi. Shri Rai was actively associated with the installation, commissioning and maintenance of switching the equipments at various places in the country. He was also trained in Digital Telecom System in various countries like U.K., Germany and USA. As DDG at Corporate Office, he handled rural networking and CMTS areas. Prior to joining as Director, he was the CGM, Orissa Circle of BSNL which bagged the prestigious “Telecom Circle of the year 2010-11 Award.”

June 2014:


New Delhi, June 18, 2014 : 

2014: Japan Govt. organization NEDO (New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization), under Ministry of Economy Trade &Industry Japan, has initiated discussions with BSNL to reduce the carbon print created by pollution from Diesel generating sets used at the telecom towers.
Mr. Miyamoto, Chief of NEDO in India had a meeting today at Bharat Sanchar Bhawan New Delhi with Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, Director Consumer Mobility BSNL and explained the support of Japan to India. This falls in line with the directives of the PM to reduce the dependence on energy by substituting the same with SOLAR power - an alternative and renewable energy.  There has been a sea change in the SOLAR technology which has improved the efficiency.
NTT Japan consumes one percent of the power generation in Japan in its telecom network, which is equal to the power produced by one nuclear plant.

June 2014:


New Delhi, June 03, 2014 : 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has signed an agreement with Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) on 3rd June 2014, to improve the telecommunications connectivity to the States of North East Region including Sikkim. The agreement was signed at Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi, in the presence of Sh. A. N. Rai, Director, BSNL Board and Sh. Ashwani Jain, COO (Telecom), PGCIL. The agreement envisages provisioning of bandwidth on optical fibre media laid over the high tension electric transmission network of PGCIL. Total 34 links comprising of multiple 10 Gbps capacity telecom circuits will be commissioned. This will provide redundancy to existing network of BSNL which comprises of Optical Fibre media laid underground along National / State Highways. The agreement will be effective for a period of 10 years.
Total bandwidth capacity to be provided as part of the said agreement will be 810 Gbps, covering 20 important locations in NE Region including Sikkim. To provide the bandwidth, PGCIL and BSNL will deploy high capacity DWDM telecom equipments in their respective telecom network. These telecom links will become operational in next 12 to 18 months time period. After completion of the proposed connectivity, the reliability of telecom services of North East Region including Sikkim will improve substantively, which  will result in improved Broadband Internet services  and other telecom services being provided by BSNL to the Citizens of North East Region and Government Agencies.

June 2014:

New Delhi, June 03, 2014 : 

BSNL launches Facebook on USSD in South and East Zone. To be launched shortly in West and North Zones .
1.    Introduces a simple way for mobile users to access Facebook without any internet or data connectivity.
2.    Service available on all phones for a charge of Rs.4, Rs.10, Rs.20 for 3 Days, weekly and monthly plans and can be accessed by dialing *325#.
Continuing its effort of providing innovative and unique value added services, BSNL has launched a first of its kind service for its subscribers, Facebook on USSD in East and South Zones and shortly going to be launched in West and North Zones..BSNL customers can access this service without any internet or mobile data services. The service is first in the market, brought together with their partners U2opia Mobile.
Facebook for USSD enables users to access their Facebook accounts, view/post status messages, respond to friend requests, write on friends’ walls, view birthday reminders and send messages, all without any internet or data connection.
To use this service, customers can dial *325# from any mobile phone and get started at a charge of Rs.4, Rs.10, Rs.20 for 3 Days, weekly and monthly plans, respectively.
Commenting on this launch, Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Director, BSNL said ‘Companies today are looking at enhancing the portfolio of offerings to voice and SMS customers and we are really excited to offer Facebook onUSSD, given the rising popularity of social media.
What makes it even more powerful is that Facebook for USSD works on any handset, making the service available to all subscribers. We are certain that services, like the ones we have launched today, would be much sought after in our portfolio’
Mr. Sumesh Menon, CEO, U2opoia Mobile added, “Facebook can now be accessed without internet connectivity and that too, at a minimal charge. These services are perfect for our always-connected customers who want to stay in touch with their Facebook friends---anytime, anywhere, on any mobile”.

March 2014:


New Delhi, March 27, 2014 : 

The public sector telecom company, BSNL has offered full talk value / extra talk value to its pre-paid customers in the wake of current festive season & ensuring lok sabha elections.
BSNL board Director(CM) Shri Anupam Shhrivastava stated that full usage value equal to MRP on GSM Top-Up vouchers with MRP from Rs.200/- to Rs.999/-  will be given during the scheme period.Besides this, 10% extra usage value on MRP with MRP from Rs.1000/- to Rs.2999/- would be given.The offer will be applicable for 90 days w.e.from 25.03.2014 in all circles.

More details can be seen on our website

New Delhi, March 05, 2014 :  

The state owned Telecom PSU, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited today contributed one day salary of its all employees Rs.148859650/- (Rupees Fourteen Crore Eighty Eight Lakh Fifty Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Only) to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) as a relief to victims of natural disaster in Uttrakhand.

The Cheque was handed over by Sh. Rajeev Singh G.M. (Fin.) , Sh. Sanjay Sinha Jt.G.M. (PR), Sh.C.S. Gupta DGM (Fin.) to Sh. Shatrughan Singh Addl. Secy. PMO . On this occasion Sh. Shatrughan Singh Addl. Secy. PMO said, “This is the highest contribution by any PSU/individual throughout India.” The Prime Minister has also appreciated this gesture. This contribution will be very helpful in assistance being provided to the victims of cloudburst and flood in Uttrakhand.