Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited: News

27 Oct 2022

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio ends BSNL's dominance in wireline services

BSNL has been synonymous with fixed-line service in India for over two decades. Well, not anymore.

04 Dec 2020

Bharti Airtel

Beating Jio, Airtel gained 3.77mn new subscribers in September: Details

After a huge gap of four years, India's second-largest telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel, has outperformed Reliance Jio Infocomm in terms of monthly mobile subscriber additions.

28 Aug 2020


BSNL launches online education initiative with IIT Bombay, Yupp Master

State-run telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched a new initiative called DRONE in India.

Kerala activist's anticipatory bail plea rejected in semi-nude video case

Asserting that she was spreading obscenity, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an anticipatory bail plea of Kerala-based activist Rehana Fathima, in connection to a video which showed minor children painting on her semi-nude body.

05 Jul 2020

South Korea

UK also mulling to phase out Huawei's 5G network equipment

A few days ago, the US declared Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE "national security threats" and barred its telcos from buying network equipment from them.

01 Jul 2020


China's Huawei, ZTE declared 'national security threats' to US

In a major move, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has declared Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE 'national security threats' to America.

24 Jun 2020


Singapore chooses Nokia, Ericsson (not Chinese companies) for 5G upgradation

In a major development, Singapore's leading telcos have chosen Nokia and Ericsson to build the core of their next-generation 5G networks.

20 Jun 2020


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy

A few days ago, soldiers from India and China locked horns in the most gruesome clash along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in decades.

18 Jun 2020

Bharti Airtel

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, hackers associated with the latter are gearing up to target critical Indian establishments.

18 Jun 2020

South Korea

No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to not use any Chinese equipment in its 4G upgradation work.

02 Apr 2020


Amid lockdown, JioPhone users get validity extension, free calling minutes

Reliance Jio is pulling out all the stops to help its customers amid the ongoing 21-day lockdown imposed in India to contain the coronavirus.

24 Mar 2020


Coronavirus lockdown: MTNL offers double data on all broadband plans

In the wake of lockdown imposed in Delhi and Mumbai, state-run MTNL has announced to offer double data on all of its broadband plans, as it aims to encourage people to work from home.

22 Mar 2020

Navi Mumbai

Working or studying from home? Check the best broadband plans

Given concerns around the coronavirus pandemic, chances are you have been asked to work or study from home. But logistically, are you prepared for the change?

17 Feb 2020


Jio Fiber regains top rank in Netflix ISP Index

Reliance's FTTH service, Jio Fiber, has beaten the likes of Airtel Xstream Fiber, Spectra, and 7 Star Digital to regain the top spot in Netflix's ISP Speed Index.

16 Feb 2020

Tamil Nadu

BSNL extends validity of Rs. 999 prepaid plan to 270-days

At a time when most of the leading telecom operators are making their plans and services more expensive, BSNL is continuing to remain a more competitive option for users.

06 Feb 2020

Bharti Airtel

Here's how to use Google's new Mobile Recharge service

Google has launched a new service in India that helps you easily find, compare, and even recharge your prepaid account using Google Search.

01 Feb 2020

Reliance Jio

Heavy internet user? This telco offers unlimited daily data benefit

Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone-Idea offer some of the most attractive plans and benefits for prepaid users with daily data benefit ranging up to 3GB per day.

06 Jan 2020


This is the best broadband in India for streaming Netflix

Mumbai-based 7 Star Digital broadband service has beaten industry leaders like Airtel Xstream Fiber and Reliance Jio Fiber to top broadband speed charts in India, according to Netflix ISP Speed Index.

30 Dec 2019


BSNL launches new Rs. 299, Rs. 491 broadband plans

State-run BSNL has launched two new, affordable plans for its broadband users in India. These plans, priced at Rs. 299 and Rs. 491, offer up to 120GB monthly data at 20Mbps and unlimited calling benefit to any network via BSNL landline.

28 Dec 2019


Inspiring stories of five IITians that prove nothing is impossible

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), comprising Main and Advanced exams, is the gateway to admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

20 Dec 2019


Assam: Messages flood phones as internet resumes after 10 days

In Assam, mobile internet services were restored on Friday after a ten-day blackout following violent agitation across the state over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

04 Dec 2019


BSNL Rs. 777 broadband plan re-launched for new subscribers

BSNL has re-launched its Rs. 777 broadband plan a.k.a 500GB CUL plan in India. The popular plan comes with some attractive benefits including 500GB of data at 50Mbps and unlimited calling. However, there is a catch.

21 Nov 2019


Vodafone Idea, Airtel lost 5 million subscribers in September: TRAI

Facing tough competition from Reliance Jio, telecom giants Airtel and Vodafone Idea continue to lose their subscriber base. According to the data provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), in the month of September, Airtel and Vodafone Idea lost over 5 million subscribers in total.

18 Nov 2019

Tamil Nadu

BSNL launches Rs. 998 prepaid plan with 2GB/day data benefit

Just a couple of days after launching the Rs. 97 and Rs. 365 packs, BSNL has introduced a new long-term Rs. 998 prepaid data plan.

14 Nov 2019


BSNL launches new prepaid recharge plans with 2GB/day data benefit

Rivaling Airtel and Reliance Jio, BSNL has introduced two new prepaid recharge plans and updated a couple of others to pass on more benefits to its subscribers.

03 Nov 2019

Bharti Airtel

BSNL introduces triple play broadband plans in some Indian cities

Upping the ante against private players like Reliance JioFiber and Bharti Airtel, BSNL has introduced triple play plans in some Indian cities to bundle broadband, landline, and cable TV services in one pack.

23 Oct 2019

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Cabinet approves BSNL-MTNL merger to revive telecom PSUs

In a bid to revive the two ailing telecom public sector units (PSUs), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), the government announced a four-step plan on Wednesday.

18 Oct 2019


BSNL vs JioFiber: A comparison between their Rs. 2,499 plan

Reliance's JioFiber service is now commercially available across India. The FTTH service promises to offer up to 1Gbps download speed along with attractive freebies, with plans starting at Rs. 699/month.

15 Oct 2019


All about BSNL's aggressive plans to expand 4G, VoLTE services

In a bid to stay relevant in the highly-competitive telecom space of India, BSNL is taking on rivals by upping its deployment of 4G services.

After 72 days, postpaid mobile services restored in Kashmir

More than two months after the lockdown, postpaid mobile services resumed in Kashmir on Monday, giving a major sigh of relief to residents who had been cut off from their loved ones. However, internet connection will remain suspended for now.

11 Oct 2019


Jio starts charging for calls from today: Details here

Three years ago, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio barged into India's telecom scene with an offering like no other - affordable 4G internet and unlimited free calls to any network in the country.

07 Oct 2019


BSNL revises Rs. 96, 118, 153 prepaid plans: Details here

BSNL has revised three of its affordable prepaid plans to reintroduce the Rs. 96 pack with lower calling benefits while adding the PRBT (personalized ring back tone) feature on the Rs. 118 and Rs. 153 plans.

28 Sep 2019


This BSNL broadband plan offers 500GB data, free Hotstar subscription

BSNL has updated its catalog of broadband plans to introduce a new pack for its DSL as well as Bharat Fiber subscribers.

20 Sep 2019


JioFiber v/s Airtel V-Fiber v/s BSNL: Plans under Rs. 1,000

Earlier this month, Reliance Jio launched its JioFiber service with attractive plans and bundled freebies, prompting rivals like Airtel and BSNL to revise their plans so as to stay relevant in the competitive market.

09 Sep 2019


Rivaling Jio, BSNL introduces new Rs. 1,999 Bharat Fiber Plan

In a bid to take on Reliance's recently launched Jio Fiber broadband service, state-run BSNL has revised its Bharat Fiber tariffs to introduce a new Rs. 1,999 monthly plan.

08 Sep 2019


How do Jio Fiber's plans and services compare with competitors?

Reliance Jio has launched its much-awaited fixed-line broadband service, Jio Fiber, in India. The FTTH service offers upto 1Gbps speed, upto 5,000GB of data, and a host of freebies including TVs.

07 Sep 2019


Five of the youngest Chartered Accountants in India

In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after professional courses.

28 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: High schools to reopen in some areas today

On Wednesday, high schools will reopen in certain areas in Jammu and Kashmir, where restrictions have been eased, officials said. Earlier, primary schools in the border state were reopened.

25 Aug 2019


Jio GigaFiber v/s Airtel V-Fiber v/s Vodafone v/s BSNL

Reliance Jio looks primed to disrupt the broadband market in India with its fiber-to-the-home service, Jio GigaFiber, which is set to roll out from September 5.

20 Aug 2019

Bharti Airtel

Reliance Jio tops 4G download speed chart: Details here

Reliance Jio, which recently bagged the coveted title of being the largest telecom company in India, has now topped the 4G speed chart in the country.

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