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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)

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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)

  • 100 per cent Government owned Public Sector Undertaking
  • Workforce of around 186,000 
  • Total Broadband subscribers stood at 21.50 million as of end of August 2019.
  • Turnover of Rs 27,818 crore (US$ 4.32 billion) in FY18

BSNL is a technology-oriented company and provides all types of telecom services namely telephone services on wireline, wireless local loop (WLL) and mobile, broadband, internet, leased circuits and long-distance telecom service. The company has been in the forefront of technology with 100 per cent digital technology switching network. BSNL’s nation-wide telecommunications network covers all district headquarters, sub-divisional headquarters, Tehsil headquarters and almost all the block headquarters.

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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)- Connecting India Faster

2018 Received approval from Department of Telecommunications to launch 4G services
2013 Telegram services discontinued
2009 Launched 3G services pan India
2007 Secured 80 per cent of Department of Telecom's rural mobile telephony towers to set up 8,000 telecommunication towers
2000 Incorporated on September 15, 2000


Updated: May, 2019

As of June 2018, India has the second largest telecom network in the world.