Closure report fake, DoT considering BSNL revival

dot-considering-bsnl-revivalDepartment of Telecommunications (DoT) is considering revival of public sector telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), the telco said in a statement Thursday. The come following a media report that said the government was looking at options to shut down the telco. Social media is flooded with fake news for closure of BSNL recently. “Department of Teleocm (DoT) is in the process of finalising a proposal for revival of BSNL to be considered by the Digital Communications Commission very soon,” the telco said.
Over the last few years, state-driven BSNL is looking at consolidating its customer base and after billionaire Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio’s foray in September 2016, it focussed aggressively on retaining customers. Mumbai-based Jio and BSNL have together added more than 1.08 crore new mobile phone customers, while rivals such as Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices lost more than 1.01 crore customers, according to the data released by telecom regulator in January this year. BSNL had nearly 110 million wireless subscribers as of December 2018.

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