Telcos currently don’t charge subscribers for porting but charge them for the SMS they send to generate a porting code.
BSNL Chairman Pravin Kumar Purwar says the cash strapped company is monetising land assets to improve revenue while cutting operational costs in the absence of any financial support from the government.
The cash-strapped company is waiting for the govt to approve its much-awaited voluntary retirement scheme.
In August, the regulator issued a consultation paper aimed at reviewing scope of infrastructure providers, or IP-I entities, which provide towers on rent or sale to telcos, and other assets such as dark fibre and duct space.
Bhopal, a capital city of Kamal Nath-headed Madhya Pradesh, is focusing on area-based development (ADB) with common utility duct, and is also deploying 200-kilometer-stong optic-fibre cable (OFC) across the city.
RS Sharma has clarified that the regulator has no intention to revise the new tariff order.
Govt is looking to reduce financial stress by allocating next-gen of frequencies to commercially launch 4G.
Besides Nokia, China’s ZTE, American Tower Corporation, UTStarcom and Fiberhome are among the multinational companies that have been seeking their dues from BSNL.
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who met the industry honchos also assured them of government's full support on outstanding issues such as cut in levies and refunds.
Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre told ET the two telcos offer competitively priced services.
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