New Delhi, September 21,2020
The bidding through BSE EBP was held on Monday, the 21st September, 2020 between 10:30 A.M. and 12 Noon. At the close of bidding, bids worth Rs. 17,183.10 Cr were received from 229 Investors. The issue was subscribed over 2.02 times of the total issue size and over 17 times of the base issue size of Rs. 1000 Crores. This is the largest Government Guaranteed Bonds issue in recent times, which received such an overwhelming response. The coupon rate too is also best in comparison to other similar offerings in recent times.
Sri P. K Purwar, CMD BSNL informed that BSNL Management has decided to retain the full subscription of Rs. 8500 Crores at a coupon rate of Rs. 6.79%. These bonds are planned to be listed on BSE soon and are to be used for Debt Re-financing and meeting the CAPEX requirement of BSNL. He said that the Investors’ response indicates the high level of trust of the all investors including Banks, Mutual Funds, Pension Funds etc. on the State owned telecom service provider (BSNL).
The raising of Government Guaranteed Bonds of Rs 8500 Cr is a part of the Cabinet approval of BSNL Revival package in October 2019, which also included VRS to employees of age more than 50 years, Land Asset Monetisation, 4G Spectrum allocation and MTNL merger with BSNL.
New Delhi, September 2,2020
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This application is a futuristic product, an initiative of BSNL in association with M/s Arubaito India Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, a Value-Added Reseller of AIRBUS Defence & Space OY. The application once authenticated & activated in a mobile handset makes the hand set as a substitute to Walkie-Talkie bulky handset which is extensively used in almost all Defence/ Police/ Para-Military/ Private Security Agencies/ Public Safety/ Railways/ Airlines /Health care etc.
The Tactilon Agnet-500 is developed as Proprietary & Certified award-winning application. Shri Vivek Banzal Dir (CFA), BSNL Board stated that product will be bringing immense benefits to Defence, Security, Health, Public Safety Sectors.
TACTILON AGNET-500 Solution meets all Critical Communication needs by leveraging the benefits of Mobile Broadband, LTE & Cloud technology.
It is an APP based solution that runs on existing smartphones by using the available mobile broadband connectivity or IP connectivity (like WLAN etc.) of any operator worldwide. No need to build TETRA infrastructure and no need to buy separate handsets for critical communication, hence it has no geographical limitations.
This App lets mobile workforce, comprising of field users with smartphones and field commanders with tablets, access professional communication groups at the touch of a button and there is no need to build a separate e network for such requirements.
It is a subscription-based workforce collaboration service for both business-critical and mission-critical markets. It allows the coordination of large teams needing real time and multimedia communications in the field.
In the absence of GSM network, this App can work on satellite-based internet wi-fi connectivity in far-flung areas.
It supports higher Bandwidth Applications such as video, data, and footage, Enhance Security such as Authentication Signaling Ciphering Media Ciphering like End-to-End encryption, Enhanced Group Calling, Collaboration with third party application, Enhanced Location and Mapping Solution, Digital Voice Quality and full IP interoperability to communicate with existing & upcoming systems. Senior Officials of Arubaito India were also present during the launch and assured to give seamless Services through feature rich product.
New Delhi, February 13,2020
Addressing to all circle heads of BSNL, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad appreciated the rural initiative of BSNL and further directed all CGMs of BSNL Circle to improve customer feedback, make field visits to field units, focusing on QoS and share best work practices. He said that work culture need to be further improved and commented sail , swim or else sink.
BSNL has been rolling out BharatFibre services across the country, and Bharat AirFibre shall further improve the delivery of high speed broadband across the country.
New Delhi, January 24,2020
Subscribers are showing faith in Government owned BSNL by choosing it over other telecom operators in great numbers through mobile number portability (MNP) facility. As per recent TRAI report, BSNL has increase its wireless market share in the month for November 2019 to 10.19% for all India and to 11.07% in BSNL license area i.e. excluding Delhi and Mumbai.
BSNL is committed to offer excellent services at affordable price to its subscribers.
New Delhi, January 22,2020
Leveraging the potential of un-licensed radio spectrum and encouraging our partners to deliver good internet services in the rural homes has been a very high priority agenda with us and we are happy to announce that a very encouraging open policy has been framed for village level entrepreneurs to join hands with BSNL in delivering radio based broad band service in rural homes, he added.
With the announcement of this policy, I am very sure that BSNL employees who are maintaining the core network along with BSNL business partners, who will maintain the last mile to the customer, will be a right business model, to give quality services to our customers.
Our experience with roll out of Bharat Fibre services to urban and rural homes has been very satisfying and we are expecting a better response in radio based technology adoption. BSNL has already started triple play services giving voice, data and TV services in select circles in BSNL and this service shall be rolled out in all the circles in this year.
In a program organized by TEMA at India Habitat Center , New Delhi, BSNL rolled out Bharat AirFibre services in the South Zone on 22nd January, 2020 in the village Veenavanka, Karimnagar District, Telangana, doing a live Video Conferencing with the villagers . The triple play services to be rolled out in Telangana circle, will include voice and Internet services from BSNL , and have entered into an MoU with YuppTV to provide video technology services to the customers. Bhaitti Village in Varanasi District also had gone live using radio broadband technology, taking another step forward for the Digital India Initiative in this village. We are committed to invest in improving service quality and service portfolio to improve customer satisfaction and revenues for the organization, added Sri Banzal.
New Delhi, December 24,2019
Other attractive offer gives talk time of Rs.500/- on recharge of Rs.450/- and talk time of Rs.275/- on recharge of Rs.250/-. This offer is valid from 24th December 2019 to 02nd Jan 2020.
BSNL has recently launched another attractive voucher for Rs.97/- which offers unlimited calls to any network, 2 Gb/day data and 100 SMS/day along with BSNL TV subscription for 18 days.
Mr. Sheetla Prasad, Director (CM), BSNL informed that BSNL is committed to offer excellent services at affordable price to its subscribers.
New Delhi, December 13,2019
Shri S.K. Mishra, CGM, Karnataka telecom Circle informed the partners that BSNL has launched a new online platform for on line registration of BSNL partner which programme, which shall help new entrepreneur in rural and urban areas, to quickly engaged with BSNL and work on profitable business models on improving digital connectivity in the country. More than 200 partners of BSNL participated in this programme, in which live demonstration of optical equipment and customer gadgets were organized. Such business conclaves are scheduled to be conducted in more cities in a near future.
New Delhi, December 02,2019
The growth of Cloud Computing have transformed the way enterprises, consumers etc. store and process the data and manage their organization. Cloudcomputing has now become the most economical and secure hosting model for big and small enterprises alike, as it provides advantages over physical resources in terms of cost, flexibility, efficiency and scalability. National Digital Communications Policy-2018 envisions establishment of India as a global hub for cloud computing, content hosting and delivery, and data communication systems and services. “Customers definitely expect a certain level of quality, a level of confidence and transparency in billing, metering, data security, inter-operability from a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) before they entrust them with data and applications”, he added
Smart cities have used data centers facilities and time is not far when smart villages and finally smart home, will be the beneficiaries of this big technological change. When data gets located centrally in a data center, we definitely need methods to keep things organized and secure. This also makes lot of business sense as cost of hardware, can drastically be brought down and software functionalities can be independently enhanced. These initiatives on network side termed as Software Defined network and network function virtualization have a very similar function of bringing general purpose network gear and all network functions like smart routing, encryption etc moving to a completely independent software layer. Every concept at the end of day must be economically viable to have a future for itself and I see lot of potential in all implementations around the concept of virtualization because it fundamentally attacks the problem of under leveraging of IT assets. All large organization have captive data centers and simultaneously have the problem of increasing IT costs of infrastructure and manpower. Moving to virtualized data center is the answer. Small sized organization have poor access to technology and local problems related to skilled manpower and infra issues like electricity etc. Moving to data center is the answer again. So be it small or large, there are compelling reasons for adoption of data center technologies and improving the efficiencies.
Meghraj, the cloud initiative of Govt. of India, brings in the important and critical change required for boosting the business in the country. Be it IaaS, PaaS or SaaS, Govt has announced the open data centre facility for all the business to use. Starting from students in the colleges to the small business and moving on to large government and private institutions all can be equal beneficiary of this technical change in the society.
BSNL has also taken multiple initiatives on this front, bringing in data center service on cloud through its IDCs located across the country. Various state govt and private institutions have already benefited from this initiative and we are in process of continuously evolving the data center technologies along with our innovation partners who keep a close watch on the industry trends. We are committed to bring the best to our customers when it comes to technology and affordability. He invited the audience in joining business in doing data center business together and making India the hub of quality data centers services.
New Delhi, November 20,2019
We will also be introducing new offers for customers, who intend to take long term plans with annual and biannual commitments. The response to our annual cash back scheme has been overwhelming and based on customer feedback we will be further introducing new offers with more incentives to our loyal customers. Bharat fiber network reach is regularly being increased in urban as well as rural areas to improve customer experience for our voice, data and video services. He added.
New Delhi, November 01,2019
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As the largest broadband provider in the country, the fiber network by BSNL has covered every nook and corner in the country and enjoys an equally fervent mobile base. It has the potential of providing Triple play services to any corner in the country, including India’s very hinterlands.
On the other hand, YuppTV is a force to reckon in video and technology services, as a pioneer in the OTT space, YuppTV flaunts over 10 glorious years of expertise in streaming Live and VOD content to the wide-ranging audience across the globe with its innovative features. YuppTV’s in-house end-to-end technology is robust, reliable and scalable. Determined to bringing innovation in technology, YuppTV has been the first to launch various products and features such as Catch up TV, First day first show, App -in-app and video analytics, dongle, and Live broadcast.
YuppTV offers an extensive and exclusive content library with Live TV channels and catch-up, movies and exclusive originals. For YuppTV Originals, the brand has partnered with renowned names from the South Indian film fraternity and has been one of the firsts to produce the biggest hits of Web Series, down South. The brand also boasts of producing 13 SouthernOriginal Shows, which is the highest in the industry. Riding back on tremendous success as one amongst the industry leaders, YuppTV also plans to soon announce something exciting in the content space for the Indian audience.
BSNL is counted amongst the only service provider making focused efforts and taking planned initiatives to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in the ICT sector. The coming together of the two industry-leaders will be another focused step in the same direction. With BSNL’s unrivaled pan-India reach, especially in the tier 2 & 3 markets and beyond and given YuppTV’s proven track record of superior and scalable technology along with extensive and exclusive content library, both the brands will together create an exemplary value proposition for India. As India’s Next Half Billion internet population is expected to rise from the hinterlands, the development holds further significance for consumers in India.
Commenting on the association, MrUday Reddy, Founder & CEO of YuppTV, said, “We are glad to join forces with an industry incumbent like BSNL. Following the association, we have an opportunity to leverage the vast network cultivated by BSNL and bring forth superior technology products and features to a burgeoning user base. AT YuppTV, we are determined to democratize access to cutting-edge entertainment solution through simple yet effective and innovative technology. We look forward to a long-term association and an affirmative response from BSNL’s extensive user base.”
Echoing a similar thought,ShriPravin Kumar Purwar,CMD of BSNL added, “As a pioneer in the OTT space for 10 years, YuppTV has been quick to evolve with the changing times, leveraging disruptive technology for providing superior digital and video entertainment products and services such asLive streaming or catch-up TV or exclusive Originals. We are glad to associate with YuppTV to provide an impressive value proposition for consumers in India”.
Director CFA of BSNL Board, Sh. VivekBanzal informed that technical setup has already been tested successfully to provide seamless triple play services on single fiber connection (Bharat Fiber) to its customers.
The association is also set to help BSNL enhance its portfolio of services offers and stay competitive in a fast-evolving and cut-throat market. YuppTV will not only bundle its services for BSNL broadband and mobile customers but will also assist the brand in offering broadband services to the underserved areas, by providing last-mile infrastructure.
YuppTV is one of the world’s largest internet-based TV and On-demand service provider for South Asian content, offering more than 250+ TV channels, 5000+ Movies and 100+ TV Shows in 14 languages. YuppTV, recently received funding from Emerald Media, a Pan-Asian platform established by leading global investment firm KKR for investing in the media and entertainment sector, wherein Emerald Media acquired a significant minority stake in the company for US$50mn. Emerald Media is led by industry veterans Rajesh Kamat and Paul Aiello, supported by an experienced team of investment and operating executives. The platform primarily focuses on providing growth capital to media, entertainment and digital media companies. YuppTV had earlier raised its Series A round of funding from Poarch Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama.
YuppTV has 25000 hours of entertainment content catalogued in its library, while nearly 2500 hours of new on-demand content is added to the YuppTV platform every day. YuppTV offers Live TV and Catch-Up TV technology. It also offers YuppFlix, a movie on demand streaming service for Expat Market and recently launched YuppTV Originals to bring forth unconventional story telling in collaboration with the top talent from the movie industry. Originals will be available in episodic format for the digital audience, exclusively on YuppTV’s platform. YuppTV is currently ranked #1 Internet Pay TV platform for Indians living abroad and the largest Internet TV platform from premium content availability in India. YuppTV is the most downloaded Indian SmartTV app and it also boasts of 13 million mobile downloads with 4.0 user rating.
Visit www.yuppflix.com for more information.
New Delhi, October 10,2019
We assure the esteemed customers that BSNL has always served the nation especially during difficult time of Natural Calamities and had provided affordable services throughout India even at remote places. We shall continue to do so in future.
New Delhi, October 03,2019
BSNL officials and Paytm team graced the occasion that marked the inauguration of this partnership to provide ease of access to connect to BSNL's existing Public Wifi network across country using Paytm App.
Paytm has played a major role in channelizing mobile payments in the country. With a user-friendly interface and dedicated customer service team, Paytm has been leading India's digital payments landscape for a while now. With this new category, Paytm is set to provide its users another excellent experience where they can conveniently access public WiFi across the country. Under this arrangement, multiple public places have been converted to BSNL WiFi zones where users, upon purchasing a WiFi plan, can maintain a seamless connection with the fast-paced world.
“Internet users are predominantly hesitant of connecting to a public Wifi due to the conventional approach and insecurity of using bank details for a small Wifi transaction on a not so trustworthy platform.” Said Shri PK Purwar, CMD, BSNL
“Having addressed these elementary predicaments, Paytm has launched Wifi Connect Service in partnership with BSNL where users can connect to BSNL Wifi network on all enabled locations in just a few clicks”. he added. As of today, Paytm is used for all kinds of digital transactions like money transfer, shopping, travel bookings, bill payments, recharges, movie tickets, and many more. Similarly, the purchase of public Wifi plan has been made simpler and secure through Paytm.
When a Paytm user is in a BSNL Wifi zone, the Paytm App will send a notification to the user to connect to the available Wifi. The user then clicks on the available SSID to connect. Once the user is authenticated, he/she can choose the plan as per his/her requirement, pay instantly from Paytm and connect. This feature also provides the user facility to check data consumption and validity on the available dashboard and supports data roaming in the BSNL network.
“This integration will definitely bring a revolution in the adoption of public Wifi. Paytm and BSNL are working together to enable more hotspot locations to increase the digital footprint and give further boost to the mission of a 'Digital and Connected India'.” Said Shri Vivek Banzal, Director CFA, BSNL.
New Delhi, October 01,2019
Ø From 1st October to 31st October 2019 the validity of plan PV1699 has been extended to 455 days from existing 365 days during the promotional offer period of month of October 2019. PV 1699 offers, unlimited data with FUP of 2GB/Day, unlimited voice & SMS and free PRBT with unlimited song change option during the plan validity period.
Ø For new customers, as a welcome offer, freebies of unlimited voice and unlimited data with FUP of 1GB/day for 24 days are being given in PV106/107.
Ø In PV186 & STV 187, BSNL is offering 1GB/day extra data. Thus PV 186 & STV 187 now offers unlimited data with FUP of 3GB/day apart from unlimited voice & SMS for 28 days. STV 187 also offers free PRBT with unlimited song change option.
Shri Sheetla Prasad, Director (CM), BSNL Board has informed that continuing with its tradition, BSNL has launched these offers to its customers to extend festivities of the season. Detailed information in this regard may be seen in our web site www.bsnl.co.in .
New Delhi, September 05,2019
BSNL is also bringing triple-play services for its customers where video entertainment, music, internet and unlimited voice calling shall be available on connections of Bharat Fiber or copper broad band. The service is being launched on Pilot basis from AP circle and shall be rolled out in other parts of country by year end, he added.
New Delhi, August 23,2019
~ Prime offers incredible value with unlimited streaming of the latest and exclusive movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, Prime Original series, ad free music through Amazon Prime Music, free fast delivery on India’s largest selection of products, early access to top deals, unlimited reading with Prime Reading, all available only for ₹129 a month ~
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Amazon Prime will now be offering a one-year Amazon Prime membership (worth INR 999) at no additional cost, with its broadband annual plans starting at Rs. 399. Available to both, existing as well as new BSNL customers, this exciting offer is a step forward in providing BSNL customers the best in online entertainment and shopping: Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading and unlimited free fast shipping on millions of items along with early and exclusive access to deals on Amazon.in. Earlier, the state-owned telecom giant was offering at no additional cost Amazon Prime access to customers opting for its broadband plans of Rs. 745 and above and also offers a year of Amazon Prime Membership with Bharatfiber plans.
With this offering, BSNL customers 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 Mirzapur, Four More Shots Please!, Made in Heaven, Comicstaan Season 1 and 2, and global hits like Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Good Omens and Homecoming, amongst others. Besides, members can also enjoy watching latest Indian film titles such as Bharat, Gully Boy, Kalank, Manikarnika, Maharshi, Ishq, NGK, Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh and more. In addition, customers can stream ad-free music on Prime Music with unlimited offline downloads across tens of millions of songs in multiple languages – English, Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, Bengali and more, also get access to free e-books and free fast delivery on millions of items with early access to deals and discounts on Amazon.
In addition to the Prime membership, BSNL will offer 15 percent cash back on broadband plans up to Rs. 499, 20 percent cash back on plans between Rs. 499 and Rs. 900, and 25 percent cash back on broadband plans of Rs. 900 and above. BSNL is also offering 15 percent cash back on annual landline plans.
Amazon Prime Video has the largest selection of latest & exclusive movies and TV shows, stand-up comedy, biggest Indian and Hollywood films, US TV series, most popular Indian & international kids’ shows, and award-winning Amazon Originals, all available, ad-free, with a world class customer experience. The service includes titles available in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi and Bengali.
To watch the newest releases in Hollywood & Bollywood, the latest US TV shows, kids’ favourite toons and Amazon Originals, please visit www.PrimeVideo.com or download the Amazon Prime Video app today and sign-up for a Prime membership only at ₹999 annually or ₹129 monthly.
New Delhi, July 09,2019
A. Roaming STVs for UAE as under: Particulars For 1 Day For 3 Day For 7 Day MOC [Local](Min) 20 60 100 MOC [India](Min) 20 30 100 MT (Min) 20 30 100 Data [MB] 50 100 500 Peak Value (in Rs.)(Incl.GST) 559 1359 2999
B. Roaming STVs for Sri Lanka, Canada & Iceland as under:
Particulars For 1 Day For 3 Day For 7 Day MOC [Local](Min) 20 60 100 MOC [India](Min) 20 30 100 MT (Min) 10 30 100 Data [MB] 50 100 500 Peak Value (in Rs.)(Incl.GST) 659 1359 3495
MOC: Mobile Originating Call; MT: Mobile Terminating Call
Shri Sheetla Prasad, Director (CM), BSNL informed that BSNL is committed to offer excellent services at affordable price to its subscribers. u Base Camp, Main Exchange Building CSC Kachi Chawni Jammu, Main Exchange Building, CSC, Trikuta Nagar, Near RBI building, Jammu, Base Camps at Baltal and Pahalgam, Tourist Reception Centre, Nowgam, Near Railway station, Srinagar. Yatries are requested to purchase the BSNL, pre-loaded Yatra SIM cards only at these designated counters.
New Delhi, July 05,2019
Since prepaid connections of other states are not allowed to work in J&K, special pre-loaded Yatra SIMs are being provided by BSNL with the approval of Ministry of Home Affairs /DOT. The cost of the Yatra SIMs is Rs.230/-(including the cost of STV and Plan Voucher) with 20,000 sec free talk time and 1.5 GB free data usage and validity of ten days. Since large number of pilgrims is expected, voice and SMS have given priority over data.
For obtaining the BSNL pre-loaded Yatra SIM card, valid documents such as Proof of Address, Proof of Identity and applicant’s photograph are required to be submitted by the Yatries along with a photo copy of counter foil of Registration Slip issued by SASB which shall be considered as local reference.
The BSNL pre-loaded Yatra SIM cards are available for the Yatries at tourist reception centre Lakhanpur Base Camp, Bagwati Nagar Jammu Base Camp, Main Exchange Building CSC Kachi Chawni Jammu, Main Exchange Building, CSC, Trikuta Nagar, Near RBI building, Jammu, Base Camps at Baltal and Pahalgam, Tourist Reception Centre, Nowgam, Near Railway station, Srinagar. Yatries are requested to purchase the BSNL, pre-loaded Yatra SIM cards only at these designated counters.
New Delhi, June 21,2019
Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL said, “Cricket matches today are being viewed more& more on mobiles, desktops and Smart TVs, and customers will seek high data speeds. Our partnership with Hotstar Premium has started at the right time when sports entertainment is at its peak, and we want to bring the best offers to our customers with SUPERSTAR 300, to celebrate this mega sports season”
Varun Narang, Chief Product Office – Hotstar added, “ This partnership brings together the best of two worlds – BSNL’s high speed data network that will allow for seamless viewing of the best of live sports & entertainment, from Hotstar Premium.”
With Hotstar Premium, customers can get access to Hollywood Blockbusters, the latest American shows, the biggest & boldest stories from Hotstar Specials, favorite STAR serials before television any time after 6 AM in morning, and the latest of LIVE sporting action. The subscription to Hotstar Premium will be available across all circles in BSNLandCustomers can book their request online or call on toll free number 18003451500 to avail this offer.
New Delhi, June 20,2019
Rs. 151 Plan offers unlimited calls to any network while in roaming including Delhi & Mumbai. This plan also offers free 1GB data per day & 100 SMS per day on any network with a validity of 24 days. The Plan voucher will be applicable for new connection, migration & validity extension with freebies.
Sh. Sheetla Prasad, Director (CM), BSNL informed that BSNL is committed to offer attractive mobile plans & services at affordable price to its customers.
New Delhi, June 19,2019
BSNL owns the name, logo and tagline “connecting India faster”. BSNL is a household name across the length and breadth of the country. Its corporate website is: www.bsnl.co.in and its Corporate Identity Number (CIN) is: U74899DL2000GOI107739.
Recently, it has come to notice that certain fake lookalike websites / organisations e.g., www.bsnltower.in, BHARAT SANCHAR TELECOM NIGAM LIMITED, BSNL 3G TOWER PVT LIMITED, BHARAT TELECOM PRIVATE LIMITED etc., inviting and soliciting trade enquiries, employment notices etc., illegally, without the authorisation of the BSNL. The said fake website(s) may have deceptively similar content that is likely to mislead and deceive the visitors into believing it to be our official website.
This is to inform and caution the trade and general public that BSNL has no association or connection with the aforementioned fake websites or any other website(s) apart from our official website www.bsnl.co.in The public in large is hereby cautioned against dealing with such websites / entities, and, BSNL assumes no responsibility for any funds transfer, ‘or’, cash deposit in any bank account, ‘or’, any resultant loss to any person.
New Delhi, June 06,2019
Bharat Fibre services are provided using latest internet technologies using optical fibre right up to the customer premises. The network reliability and better quality of services to the customers are assured.
Our channel partners are reaching out to the customers, explaining the benefits of BSNL’s high speed internet and quality voice services, with additional entertainment offerings like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Eros etc. We have plans to roll out the Bharat fibre services in all the states by entering into such business partnerships with the local franchisee and Cable TV operators, said Shri Vivek Banzal, Director CFA, BSNL Board.
Bharatfibre, BSNL’s FTTH premium service, delivers high speed internet and high quality voice service to its customers. The Customer can choose from various data plans available with unlimited voice calling which BSNL is offering at very attractive price.
New Delhi, May 24,2019
Ø Customer will get the best suitable STV based on his/her usage pattern instantaneously by just dialing “*121#” before recharge.
Ø Further, the retailer (POS) will get the best STV for a particular customer by just dialing “*121*customer mobile number#” from their retail SIM.
Ø Also, if customer wants to know other available STVs, he can simply dial “*121*1#” and will receive the list of all available STVs in his circle.
The primary purpose of this scheme is that customer should get better value for their money by recharging more efficient voucher. In addition, retailers can also use this scheme to offer better, prompt and personalized services to BSNL mobile customers. This will be a win-win proposition for BSNL, customers as well as channel partners.
Mr. Sheetla Prasad, Director (CM), BSNL informed that BSNL is committed to enhance the customer’s experience of BSNL Mobile services by offering newer facilities and access option using technology.
New Delhi, May 17,2019
CMD BSNL Shri Anupam Shrivastav did a soft launch of BSNL – Google Station free WiFi services and wished Happy World Telecom Day to all the telecom users.
New Delhi, May 03,2019
Subscribers have welcomed the network expansion and attractive plans offered by joining BSNL and leaving other operators in large numbers. During the year 2018-2019 more than 50 lacs subscribers have ported their number to BSNL from other operators, utilizing the MNP facility. BSNL is one of the two operators showing net addition of more than 9 lacs subscribers, during February 2019, 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 and Rs.298.
New Delhi, May 02,2019
This service has been launched in a business partnership model with the local channel partner of Pulwama area, on revenue sharing basis. The state-of-the-art FTTH equipment has been installed and commissioned by the channel partner, strengthened with high speed backhaul internet bandwidth and customer billing services being provided by BSNL. This is the first such FTTH service deployment in the valley under this unique revenue share model.Since the Bharat Fibre services are provided on the Optical fibre right up to the customer premises, reliable and high speed internet services is delivered to the customers. The services are generally not affected even during adverse weather conditions.
We are having aggressive plans to rollout this service in all the districts of J&K state. People looking for business opportunities to partner with BSNL should contact local BSNL authorities and our team shall explain the ease of network integration, and revenue share process. This kind of partnership at rural and urban areas will go a long way in providing lucrative business opportunities to the budding entrepreneurs and shall also lead to employment generation for the people in the valley and other districts. Said Shri Vivek Banzal, Director CFA, BSNL.
New Delhi, April 10,2019
We would like to refute these allegations in their entirety, and clarify for the benefit of all concerned that no such proposals have been approved by either the BSNL Board or the Department of Telecommunications. The news items under reference are false and baseless and appear to be intended to malign the image of Government of India.
We also wish to place on record the fact that the BSNL Board is actively engaged with the Government of India to design and implement a comprehensive revival plan for the organization in the near future. We remain committed to continue to value and guard the interests of all our stakeholders – our customers, our employees, and our partners/franchises.
New Delhi, March 26,2019
New Delhi, March 25,2019
BSNL thanks its subscribers for reinforcing faith in the company and wishes all subscribers joy and happiness in the festival of colours. Now BSNL can also enjoy unlimited movies and exclusive video series with free of cost Eros Now premium subscription with 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.
New Delhi, March 15,2019
“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. This service is a boon to International travellers. Incoming calls to “Wings” when under International Roaming are absolutely free from anywhere in the world. BSNL charges are only Rs.1.20/- per minute for calls using “Wings” from outside India (USA, UK, Germany, France etc) to India. International calling (Incoming/outgoing) are most affordable from “Wings”.
To avail this service, only a click at website i.e. www.bsnl.co.in 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.
New Delhi, February 21,2019
“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. www.bsnl.co.in 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.
New Delhi, February 14,2019
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.
New Delhi, February 12,2019
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 Amazon.in.
New Delhi, February 06,2019
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.
ABOUT BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
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.
New Delhi, February 01,2019
To subscribe to this new “Wings” service, customer can book online on the BSNL website sancharaadhaar.bsnl.co.in . After filling in customer information online, like Identity proof, Address proof and Photograph and selecting a “Wings” choice No. (10 digit no), the customer will receive a Unique PIN code on the mobile number during registration process.
Thereafter customer should download “BSNL WINGS” App from Google Play store, and do one time authentication using the “Wings” No. and Pin code received during online registration. The customer is hence ready to start using the “Wings” services without any hassles.
BSNL is currently running Wings service promotion giving this service to customer free of cost for one month. Thereafter it is available at an initial one time annual fee of Rs.1099/- plus GST. A customer can make “Free Unlimited” outgoing calls within India for a period of one year.
BSNL has also given concessions to several groups to give advantage of full utilisation of “ Wings” services. Special discount is given to Central Govt. and PSU employees. Concession is being offered to students also.
Customer can transfer their mobile calls to the wings number and this shall help the customers receive the calls in the Wifi Zone seamlessly. Our home Wifi plans are most competitive in the market and we are offering customers daily downloads of upto 35GB which no other operator is offering. We want to give customers a digital experience which is comparable to any other operator in the world, added Sri Vivek Banzal. January 2019:
New Delhi, January 19,2019
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.
New Delhi, January 09,2019
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.
New Delhi, January 07,2019
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.
New Delhi, December 04,2018
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."
New Delhi, November 30,2018
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."
New Delhi, November 28,2018
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.
New Delhi,October 29,2018
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.
New Delhi, July 24,2018
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.
New Delhi, July 19,2018
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.
New Delhi, July 16,2018
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.
New Delhi, July 11,2018
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.
New Delhi, July 04,2018
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.
New Delhi, July 03,2018
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 email@example.com OR
• By sending SMS “Prepaid” to 54141 OR
• Walking into BSNL CSCs OR
• Walking into Franchisee/Retailer outlets OR
• Through Direct Selling Agents
• Recharging can be done through BSNL online portal - http://portal.bsnl.co.in 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.
New Delhi, June 26,2018
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.
New Delhi, May 08,2018
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 www.bsnl.co.in .
New Delhi, April 03,2018
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.
New Delhi, March 14,2018
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 www.bsnl.co.in .
New Delhi, March 08,2018
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.
New Delhi, March 06,2018
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
New Delhi, February 28,2018
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 www.bsnl.co.in .
New Delhi, February 20,2018
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.
New Delhi, February 20,2018
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 www.bsnl.co.in .
New Delhi, February 09,2018
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 www.bsnl.co.in .
New Delhi, January 08,2018
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 http://mail.bsnl.in or using DATAMAIL app or by sending emails on firstname.lastname@example.org .
New Delhi, November 09,2017
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.
New Delhi, October 17,2017
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.
New Delhi, October 16,2017
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. www.bsnl.co.in 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.
New Delhi, October 13,2017
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 www.bsnl.co.in”.
New Delhi, September 28,2017
New Delhi, September 22,2017
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 www.bsnl.co.in .
New Delhi, September 11,2017
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.
New Delhi, September 08,2017
"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.
New Delhi, September 06,2017
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.”
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.
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 www.coriant.com and follow us on Twitter for the latest @Coriant news and information.
New Delhi, September 05,2017
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. www.bsnl.co.in 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.
New Delhi, August 29,2017
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 bsnl.co.in
New Delhi, August 01,2017
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.
New Delhi, July 31,2017
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 http://bbnwintranet.bsnl.co.in for procedure to reconfigure the modems, and they may also visit http://cyberswachhtakendra.gov.in/ for general instructions on Broadband security.
New Delhi, July 19,2017
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 www.bsnl.co.in.
Mumbai, July 14,2017
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.
New Delhi, June 28,2017
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.
New Delhi, June 20,2017
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.
New Delhi, June 09,2017
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.
New Delhi, May 24,2017
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.”
New Delhi, May 17,2017 :
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.
New Delhi, April 21,2017 :
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.
New Delhi, April 06,2017 :
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.
New Delhi, March 29,2017 :
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.”
New Delhi, February 13,2017 :
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.
New Delhi, February 02,2017 :
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.
New Delhi, January 16,2017 :
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.
New Delhi, January 13,2017 :
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.
New Delhi, December 21,2016 :
Customers are requested to pay using portal.bsnl.in and MY BSNL APP to avail discount. For post-paid customers (Landline, Broadband and GSM) the discount will be reflected in your next bill.
New Delhi, September 02,2016 :
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 www.bsnl.co.in.
New Delhi, September 02, 2016 :
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.
New Delhi, August 14, 2016 :
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.'
New Delhi, August 03, 2016 :
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.'
New Delhi, July 27, 2016 :
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.
New Delhi, March 17, 2016 :
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.
New Delhi, March 09, 2016 :
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.
New Delhi, February 12, 2016 :
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.
New Delhi, December 30, 2015 :
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.
New Delhi, December 02, 2015 :
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.
New Delhi, November 17, 2015 :
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.
New Delhi, October 28, 2015 :
New Delhi, September 07, 2015 :
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 www.bsnl.co.in.
New Delhi, July 23, 2015 :
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.
Puri,Orrissa, July 09, 2015 :
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.
New Delhi, July 03, 2015 :
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.
New Delhi, June 23, 2015 :
New Delhi, June 16, 2015 :
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.
New Delhi, June 14, 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. .
New Delhi, June 12, 2015 :
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.
New Delhi, June 02, 2015 :
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.
New Delhi, May 19, 2015 :
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.””
New Delhi, May 08, 2015 :
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”.”
New Delhi, April 30, 2015 :
Recently important Government services like MyGov.in, 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.”
New Delhi, April 20, 2015 :
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 www.bsnl.co.in
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.
New Delhi, April 16, 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.
New Delhi, March 13, 2015 :
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. .
New Delhi, January 16, 2015 :
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.
New Delhi, November 27, 2014 :
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.
New Delhi, September 29, 2014 :
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.”
New Delhi, September 19, 2014 :
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.
New Delhi, September 10, 2014 :
New Delhi, September 10, 2014 :
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.
New Delhi, September 04, 2014 :
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.
New Delhi, July 28, 2014 :
New Delhi, July 02, 2014 :
New Delhi, June 18, 2014 :
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.
New Delhi, June 03, 2014 :
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.
New Delhi, June 03, 2014 :
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”.
New Delhi, March 27, 2014 :
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 www.bsnl.co.in
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