September 14, 2008

BSNL will allow private companies to use its network

Another great news for mobile phone subscribers in India. Now,

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, the largest tele-communication company in India, is going to allow mobile companies to use its networks around the country under agreement. If this happens, mobile phone users in India will not have to use SIM card. Times of India:

In a Management Committee meeting recently, the PSU approved a proposal in this regard. "The MoU in this regard may be signed with the seeking operators initially for six months only on non-exclusive and experimental basis," a BSNL internal circular of the Management Committee meeting said.

The committee said that only the idle capacity of BSNL’s network will be used to generate revenue. At present, the management committee decided to charge

Rs. .52 per minute for each outgoing call.

Swan Telecom is going to be the first company to sign a roaming agreement with BSNL. BSNL will review the charge after six months. Based on the volume of business, BSNL then think of increasing or decreasing the charge.

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The Times of India