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April 27, 2015 9:35 PM ET

Diversified Telecommunication Services

Company Overview of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Company Overview

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited provides telecom services for individual, corporate, and enterprise customers in India. It offers consumer fixed access services, including telephone lines, intelligent network services, PCOs, PRI/BRI/dial-up Internet, and host of other services; GSM mobile, CDMA mobile and fixed, Wi Max, and CDMA data card services; and landline, 3G mobile, fiber, Wi-Max, and CDMA broadband services, as well as dial up Internet services. The company also provides enterprise voice and mobility services, such as EPABX, voice virtual private network (VPN), ISDN, and centrex services; Internet data center services comprising managed co-location and hosting, managed IT, and cloud ser...

Bharat Sanchar Bhawan

H.C. Mathur Lane

Janpath

New Delhi,  110001

India

Founded in 2000

Key Executives for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Chairman, Managing Director and Member of Audit Committee
Chief Managing Director and Director of Planning and New Services
Director of Operations
Age: 69
Senior General Manager of Corporate Accounts
Senior General Manager of Legal and Company Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. Key Developments

Government Does Not plan to divest its stake in BSNL and Air India

Government has no plan to divest its stake in ailing state-run telecom firm BSNL and national carrier Air India, which have been incurring huge losses. At this time, there is no proposal to disinvest BSNL and Air India," Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. Jayant Sinha replied to a question on whether government plans to include public sector enterprises such as BSNL and Air India along with steel plants in the disinvestment list.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Employees to Resort Two Days Strike on 21-22 April Demanding Revival of BSNL

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) employees across India will go on strike for two days, on 21-22 April 2015. As per the call of the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations, the BSNL Employees, both executives and non-executives numbering around 0.225 million, will resort to Two Days Strike demanding immediate action from the Government and BSNL Management for the Revival of BSNL. The government has withdrawn from its assurance to pay ADC, refund of licence fee and liberal subsidy from the USO fund, for compensating BSNL for the loss of about INR 100,000 million per year for providing services to the villages and rural areas in the country which is as per the universal connectivity policy of the government. The present loss of the company around INR 70,000- INR 80,000 million per year will be covered and there will be profit for BSNL if these assurances are honoured and implemented. Immediate purchase of various equipments for providing mobile, broadband etc. services are most important. Sufficient funds are required for the same, which BSNL is not having at present. An amount of INR 67,000 million is due to be paid to BSNL by Government towards the cost of spectrum, which the BSNL has surrendered. An amount of INR 12,500 million, allotted to BSNL in lieu of ADC for providing loss making connections for 2012-13, is still pending payment. The employees are demanding that these two amounts be paid immediately so that BSNL can purchase required equipment. The Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations has suggested various proposals for providing better service to the customers on which also no action is taken. The Forum also demands that BSNL should start 4G services without any delay. It also has demanded that it should be made mandatory for the Central/State Governments and PSUs to take BSNL service as was done in the case of Air India. The Two Days Strike on 21-22 April will start from the mid-night of 20-21 April 2015.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam to Invest INR 10 Billion in Fixed Network Upgrade

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. is planning to invest INR 10 billion in the upgrade of its fixed-line telephony and broadband network. The operator is upgrading its network from time-division multiplexing (TDM) technology to IP-based NGN technology. NGN technology will provide both fixed line and broadband from same telephone exchange.

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