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Indian government bails out BSNL

It turns out that state-owned operator BSNL isn’t very efficient, but the Indian government reckons merging it with even less efficient MTNL should sort things out.

MTNL and BSNL losing out to MNP

India’s state-run telecom company, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) is having something of a swings and roundabouts experience following the introduction of mobile number portability (MNP) on a countrywide basis in January 2011. According to junior Telecoms Minister Sachin Pilot, 10,355 users have jumped ship to other providers, while 4,486 new subscribers have joined.

India’s state-owned players kick-start 3G

MTNL, meanwhile, has begun 3G in central New Delhi with the stated aim of attracting 200,000 to the service within two years. State-owned BSNL and MTNL have each announced 3G service launches this week. BTNL has rolled out 3G services in an additional 11 cities following on from the launch of its first 3G service […]

WiMAX benefits from Indian summer

After a summer of regulatory wrangling, WiMAX supporters can claim significant progress in India. Some obstacles, however, still remain. When India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) finally announced on 1st August 2008 its guidelines for the country’s upcoming BWA (broadband wireless access) and 3G spectrum auctions, there was much for WiMAX supporters to cheer about. For […]

Indian op prepares for 3G

Motorola said Thursday that it has been contracted by one of the smaller Indian operators, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), for the supply of a UMTS 3G network for Delhi and the National Capital Region. The move looks to be the first rollout of UMTS in India and comes ahead of the country’s licensing of […]

3GSM Asia: Asian ops plan IM rollout

The GSM Association’s personal Instant Messaging (IM) campaign has scored further success in Asia, with mobile operators in Malaysia and Singapore planning the development and launch of interoperable IM services. Launched at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona last February, the initiative aims to make instant messaging on mobile networks as ubiquitous and popular as […]

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