Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited: News

06 May 2024


BSNL will launch 4G services across India in August

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the state-owned telecom company, is preparing to launch its 4G services across India in August.

25 May 2023

Reliance Jio

BSNL is re-emerging from shadows: How is telco reviving itself

There was a time when state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) was synonymous with India's telecom sector. But things went downhill after private players took over the market.

19 Feb 2023

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh: APPSC paper leak protests turn violent in Itanagar

Daily life in Arunachal Pradesh's Itanagar was affected for the second day on Saturday after a protest launched by the Pan Arunachal Joint Steering Committee (PAJSC) turned violent.

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.

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


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.

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

Reliance JioFiber

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

19 Aug 2019


BSNL's Rs. 1,098 prepaid plan now offers 75-days validity

BSNL has downgraded its Rs. 1,098 prepaid plan to offer lesser data and validity.

16 Aug 2019


#CareerBytes: Top PSUs accepting #GATE2020 score and other important details

After completing engineering, a number of candidates who want to secure a job in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) opt for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

10 Aug 2019

Tamil Nadu

BSNL Rs. 1,699 prepaid plan now offers 455-days validity

BSNL has introduced a new promotional offer for its long-term Rs. 1,699 prepaid recharge pack.

03 Aug 2019


BSNL updates Abhinandan-151 prepaid plan to offer 1.5GB daily data

BSNL has updated its 'Abhinandan-151' prepaid recharge plan to pass on more data benefits to its subscribers.

31 Jul 2019


BSNL's Rs. 1,188 plan offers unlimited calling for 345 days

In a bid to attract new customers and retain existing ones, state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced a new Rs. 1,188 prepaid plan with long-term validity and free calling benefits.

02 Jul 2019

Reliance Jio

BSNL upgrades several broadband plans to offer more benefits

In a bid to take on Airtel, Reliance Jio, and other broadband subscribers, BSNL has revised its Bharat Fiber and ADSL plans to offer more benefits to the subscribers.

26 Jun 2019


BSNL to launch cheap broadband plans starting at Rs. 349

State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced three new lost-cost unlimited broadband plans for its new and existing customers in India.

22 Jun 2019

Amazon Prime Video

BSNL launches new broadband plan, offers Hotstar Premium free

Just as Jio gears up to launch GigaFiber, state-owned telecom giant BSNL has made another move in the highly competitive broadband category.

12 May 2019


Inspiring stories of 5 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).

25 Apr 2019


BSNL revises prepaid plans to offer 25 times more data

In a bid to take on competitors like Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone, BSNL has updated some of its prepaid plans to offer up to 25 times more data benefits.

23 Mar 2019


#IPL2019: BSNL's prepaid plans offer more data, and cricket updates

As the Indian Premier League 2019 season kicks off today, BSNL has announced two new prepaid plans to attract cricket lovers in India.

09 Mar 2019


BSNL offers 25% cashback to broadband users: How to avail

BSNL has extended its cashback scheme wherein it is offering 25% cashback on the subscription of its annual broadband plans.

19 Feb 2019

Bharti Airtel

Airtel is giving upto 1TB free data to broadband customers

Taking on Jio, BSNL and other broadband services, Bharti Airtel has updated its V-Fiber broadband plans to offer additional bonus data in select regions.

16 Feb 2019


BSNL to launch 4G service in Bihar by February end

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will launch 4G service in Bihar by the end of this month.

14 Feb 2019


Steps to activate DND on Airtel, Jio, Vi, other networks

Have those endless promotional calls and messages been annoying you?

13 Feb 2019


Porn apart, users reveal Airtel, Jio blocking proxy sites, Telegram

Among Indian internet users, its common knowledge now that hundreds of popular porn websites have been blocked by internet providers or 4G providers like Airtel, Jio, BSNL etc.

11 Feb 2019


Best postpaid plans for heavy internet users

Thanks to ever-increasing competition among companies, the telecommunications space in India has changed for good.

10 Feb 2019


Best 4G postpaid plans available in India under Rs. 600

Amid growing competition, all telecom operators have not only revised their prepaid packs but have also updated their postpaid plans to pass on more benefits to users.

07 Feb 2019


Best 4G prepaid plans available on Jio, Airtel, Vodafone

Thanks to the ever-increasing competition, the telecom space in India has changed for better.

29 Jan 2019

Bharti Airtel

Best prepaid plans available under Rs. 100 for data, calling

Thanks to the increasing competition among telcos, the telecom space in India has changed for good.

22 Jan 2019


Here's how to get free Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, SonyLiv

If you like streaming content on Netflix or want free deliveries from Amazon or enjoy live sports on Hotstar, I am guessing you've already exhausted the free trials of these popular services.

22 Jan 2019

Reliance Jio

Best 4G prepaid plans available on Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL

Remember the days when you had to shell out a considerable amount of money to get just 1GB of data?

21 Jan 2019

Bharti Airtel

BSNL's Rs. 899 half-yearly plan offers 270GB data, unlimited calling

In India's highly-competitive telecommunications sector, BSNL is upping the ante against major private players like Reliance Jio, Vodafone-Idea, and Bharti Airtel.

20 Jan 2019

Reliance Jio

Best annual recharge plans from Airtel, BSNL, Reliance Jio, Vodafone

Ever since Jio entered the telecom space, competition has made telcos like Airtel, Vodafone, and state-run BSNL to update their plans to offer more benefits to users.

19 Jan 2019


BSNL's Bharat Fiber FTTH service launched: Plans, bookings and more

Taking on Reliance's Jio GigaFiber and Airtel's V-Fiber, state-owned BSNL has launched its own Bharat Fiber service in India.

16 Jan 2019

Bharti Airtel

BSNL offers 2GB free data on upgrading to 4G SIM

Upping the ante against private telcos like Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, BSNL has started testing its 4G services in various parts of the country.

11 Jan 2019

Reliance Jio

BSNL new prepaid plan offers unlimited calling, 1 year validity

Since Reliance Jio disrupted the telecom industry, the competition has grown manifolds. And this has made telcos update their plans to provide more data and added benefits.

31 Dec 2018


BSNL, Vodafone won't spoil your New Year eve: Here's why

Calling friends and family to share New Year wishes? The possibility is your special tariffs are not active.

16 Dec 2018

Bharti Airtel

Airtel extends free Amazon Prime offer to new broadband customers

Expanding its Amazon Prime offer to more customers, Bharti Airtel is now offering the free annual membership with Rs. 799 broadband plan as well.

09 Dec 2018


BSNL revises broadband plans to offer upto 35GB daily data

BSNL has revised several of its unlimited broadband plans to offer six times more data to its subscribers.

28 Nov 2018


#SabarimalaRow: BSNL suspends activist Rehana Fathima after arrest

On Tuesday, BSNL suspended activist-model Rehana Fathima after she was arrested for hurting sentiments of the followers of Lord Ayyappa through a Facebook post.

17 Nov 2018

Bharti Airtel

Airtel Rs. 399 plan offers free 1-year Amazon Prime membership

Since Reliance Jio disrupted the telecom industry, the competition has grown manifolds.

05 Nov 2018


BSNL launches two new long-term prepaid plans as Diwali offer

BSNL has announced its Diwali Mahadhamaka offer under which two new prepaid plans, each with a validity of 365 days, have been launched.

Sabarimala row: BSNL transfers its activist employee Rehana Fathima

Activist Rehana Fathima, a BSNL employee who had made an attempt to enter the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, has been transferred to the Palarivattom telephone exchange in Kochi where public contact is not required, sources said.

13 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

Cyclone Titli: AP government urges Center to release Rs. 1,200cr

The Andhra Pradesh Government has requested the Center to release Rs. 1,200 crore as interim relief for restoration measures in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts that were battered by cyclone Titli.