BSNL to start telecom services in Mumbai and Delhi from January 1

It’s going to be a different new year for Mumbai and Delhi as the two metro cities will for the first time get telecom services from state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL). So far, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) — once a telecom major enjoying a dominant market share in the fixed line space — offered its services in Delhi and Mumbai while BSNL catered to the rest of the country. Besides the proposed merger of the two cash-strapped companies, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) was also contemplating MTNL functioning as virtual network operator for BSNL.....

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