Indian state-owned telco BSNL has restored its services in the Indian state of Punjab after nearly a month of disruption, according to local reports.
Leading network infrastructure vendors have pulled out of negotiations with India’s state-owned telco BSNL, which is looking to expand its network. Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks have pulled out of the tender, claiming that they cannot match the offer from Chinese vendor ZTE.
Indian telco BSNL is preparing to launch IPTV and high-speed broadband services in the state of Goa, having already installed GPON equipment in 13 of its exchanges, with more on the way.
Indian state-owned telco BSNL still has not restored all points of interconnections, despite a clear direction from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), according to reports in the country. Earlier this month, BSNL cut off connectivity to Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular numbers in several states, over a dispute regarding non-payment of fees for providing interconnection between fixed lines and mobiles. BSNL is claiming that it is owed $550,000 by the three operators.
The stand-off between India’s state-owned telco BSNL and several private operators shows no signs of abating, with even emergency services remaining unavailable to non-BSNL users in parts of the country.
Indian telco BSNL has selected Chinese vendor ZTE to deploy ultra high-speed ADSL2+ and next-generation VDSL2+ broadband devices across the operator’s network.
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.
The prospect of consolidation among African and Middle Eastern operators has provided much fuel for the industry rumour mill in 2009, but the apparent collapse of talks involving the disposal of Zain Africa as well as those between Bharti and MTN has not diminished the appetite for expansion.
BSNL, a state-owned fixed and mobile operator in India, has released a much tougher set of financial conditions for its new WiMAX tender.
The BSNL WiMAX tender has been cancelled. According to telecoms.com sources, India’s state-owned fixed and mobile operator is now looking at putting in place new terms and conditions for another tender.
Despite announcing more than three months ago it was on the verge of naming another WiMAX rollout partner, BSNL, a state-owned fixed and mobile operator in India, appears to be no nearer to making a decision.
BSNL, a state-owned fixed and mobile operator in India, has reportedly drawn up a short list of three suppliers for mobile WiMAX rollout: Huawei, Telsima and Alvarion. According to the India’s Business Standard, BSNL will announce its winner, or winners, next week.
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 [...]
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 [...]
UK-based carrier Cable & Wireless said Monday that its Indian operation has signed an asset sharing agreement with Indian operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL). Under the memorandum of understanding, both companies will share their networks and other telecom infrastructure, allowing BSNL to expand its global network and giving C&W a better foothold in India. [...]