Jio and Bharti now have 19 lakh and 27 lakh fixed broadband subscribers, respectively.
DoT said that the process for spectrum allocation for 4G services to BSNL on pan-India basis, including Delhi and Mumbai, has been initiated and funds have been provisioned in FY2020-21
Speaking at an event in Kumta in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, Hedge said, "BSNL employees are 'traitors' who were not willing to work to develop a well-known firm."
The DoT had on Friday sent email instructions to all telcos to make the coronavirus audio clip as the 'ring back tone' to help disseminate information to masses.
The BSNL employees' body said that due to the delay in the allotment of 4G spectrum and also due to the non-availability of funds, it is understood that BSNL's 4G service is not likely to be launched before the end of 2020.
Minister Sabitha Reddy urges students to concentrate on the exams, not worry about anything else
CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy alleged that Modi govt was giving priority to privatise public sector units like BSNL, Indian Railways and even allowing private investment in defence sector
Since June 24, the employees under the BSNL Casual Contract Labour Union, affiliated to the CITU, has been protesting over non-payment of pending wages
According to `BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme - 2019' all regular and permanent employees of BSNL who attained the age of 50 years or above are eligible to seek voluntary retirement under the scheme.