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Telecom regulator imposes Rs 50 lakh penalty on 9 operators: sources

Telecom regulator imposes Rs 50 lakh penalty on 9 operators: sources

State-run telecom firm BSNL and eight other mobile phone operators have been slapped with a cumulative penalty of Rs 50 lakh for their failure in meeting prescribed quality of service parameters in the three months ended June
30 this year.

Official sources revealed that BSNL has been slapped with the biggest penalty of Rs 14.5 lakh for its failure to meet thirteen quality parameters.

Aircel and Reliance Communications have suffered a hefty penalty of Rs 12.5-lakh for failing to meet certain quality parameters in the quarter through the end of June.

Govt. may retract 4G spectrum from BSNL, MTNL

Govt. may retract 4G spectrum from BSNL, MTNL

The government can retract 4G spectrum from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) and refund them nearly Rs 12,846 crore that the two state-run telecommunication giants had paid in fee to the government.

Sources from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) have revealed that the department has prepared a note on the issue of revival of BSNL and MTNL. The note will be discussed by the group of ministers (GoM).

Sterlite Technologies Receives 114 Crore Project from BSNL

Sterlite Technologies Receives 114 Crore Project from BSNL

Sterlite Technologies, the popular telecom and power transmission solution providers, has apparently received a project from BSNL, which estimates worth Rs 114 crore. The project is expected to establish a broadband network.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Sterlite Technologies notified that according to the latest deal, the company will be employed to install and commission the network as well as to look after the system for around seven years.

BSNL removes STD tariff for landline calls

BSNL removes STD tariff for landline calls

BSNL will start treating all its long-distance calls from its fixed-line network to landline numbers all over the country as local calls with the former state monopoly seeming to breathe life into its non-mobile business, which still its biggest revenue earner.

Re-establishment of communication network in Leh cost around Rs 45 crore: stated by BSNL

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Recently Leh witnessed a major natural calamity due to cloud burst, in which its communication networks got destroyed and to refurbish the network BSNL have to spend RS 45 crore.

Minister of State for Telecom Sachin Pilot said that development of new technical and official buildings and residential accommodation requires Rs 23 crore, mobile and transmission network requires around RS 13 crore and RS
9 crore will be spent on landline and broadband network.

Telecom minister wants free 3G for BSNL

Telecom Minister A Raja

In a rather shocking revelation, the telecom minister A Raja has asked that the (3G) spectrum should be given to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), the state run companies for free!

Both the companies have been using the service for almost two years without any competition of any sort. They had also promised that they will be paying the price like the private companies when auction takes place; but now the things have changed.

BSNL to launch 3G services in Goa today

BSNL to launch 3G services in Goa today

State run telecom service provider, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is expected to launch third generation (3G) telecom services in Goa from today.

Goa becomes the second circle in the western zone to get the 3G services after Pune. The western zone includes the States of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Chattisgarh and Maharashtra.

The new technology offers enhanced services like high speed internet, enhanced downloading speed for data on mobile phones, video calling etc. BSNL will charge 30 paise per minute for is 3G services.

3 G Services Launched in Chhattisgarh by BSNL

3 G Services Launched in Chhattisgarh by BSNL

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. Or BSNL might have to face financial implications costing it around 700 – 800crore rupees per year after it has been forced into paying increased spectrum charges. While temporary exemption has been given to the private companies, all please seeking exemption from the hiked charges made by Kuldeep Goyal, who is the Managing Director of BSNL, to P. J. Thomas, the telecom secretary have gone unheard. BSNL, which is already in a bad shape, is all set to report a loss in the fiscal year 2009-2010, for the first time in its history.

Large issue pricing to be hit by new public holding norms

The current fiscal is expected to see a large number of fresh papers along with changes in pricing of the larger public issues like BSNL and Coal India. This is due to the Securities Co ntracts Regulation Rules' changes. As per the new rules, the current stake of 74% of joint ventures in insurance owned the Indian promoters will be brought down to 49%, at par with the foreign promoters of these joint ventures.

MTNL-BSNL Face Greater Dead Lines

MTNL-BSNL Face Greater Dead Lines

According to data analyzed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, The average cell phone in Mumbai couldn't get network for 1 hour and 39 minutes per month, while the average mobile across the state lost connectivity for 3 hours and 22 minutes a month, from October to December of 2009.

However, better connectivity was experienced by subscribers using private players than those using public providers.

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) fared the worst when it came to network unavailability.