Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. was incorporated on 15th September 2000. It took over the business of providing of telecom services and network management from the erstwhile Central Government Departments of Telecom Services (DTS) and Telecom Operations (DTO), with effect from 1st October‘2000 on going concern basis.
BSNL has completed its 15th year of existence as a public sector undertaking. During the last 15 years, customers have benefited from opening up of the sectors. Telecom is one of the fastest growing industries in India today. India stands as the second largest telecommunication market in the world. The ongoing expansion of mobile ecosystem coupled with demand of higher bandwidth application and services such as video and gaming is keeping pressure on the industry to increase the availability and quality of broadband connectivity. Digital India is a promising initiative of Indian Government to integrate the Government Departments and the people of India and to ensure effective governance; it also aims at ensuring the Government services made available to citizens electronically by reducing paper work.
BSNL is one of the largest & leading public sector units providing comprehensive range of telecom services in India. BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country & now focusing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications in villages & winning customer’s confidence. Today, it has about 43.74 million line basic telephone capacity, 8.83 million WLL capacity, 72.60 million GSM capacity, 37,885 fixed exchanges, 68,162 GSM BTSs, 12,071 CDMA Towers, 197 Satellite Stations, 6,86,644 RKm. of OFC, 50,430 RKm. of microwave network connecting 623 districts, 7330 cities/towns & 5.8 lakhs villages.
BSNL’s utmost priority is to speed up the Government of India project which aims leverage ICT and mobile technology to deliver all services to common citizen of India. BSNL is focusing on key project of NOFN, providing WIFI hot spot, mobile valet and mobile governance services as it prepare itself for digital India. BSNL revenue opportunity in the field of mobile governance has increased multi-fold in view of digital India which aims to leverage information and communication technology ICT to deliver governance to common citizen.
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