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BSNL CMD: BBNL to be merged with BSNL this month

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After the merger with BBNL, BSNL will get 5.67 lakh km of optical fibre that is laid across 1.85 lakh village panchayats in the country using the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF). March 30, 2022 According to a senior government official, the project of the government to merge Bharat Broadband......
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BharatNet Project to be concluded by 2025

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As per the data shared by the Economic Survey on the BharatNet project, 5.46 lakh km of optical fibre cable has been laid so far and a total of 1.73 lakh gram panchayats are connected and 1.59 lakh gram panchayats are service-ready on OFC. February 18, 2022 In the Budget......
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ITI Limited Wins INR 433 crore Order for BharatNet Phase-II from Tamil Nadu Government

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Within BharatNet Phase-II, more than 3,100 Gram Panchayats in ten districts in Tamil Nadu will be provided with a minimum of 1 GBPS bandwidth service. The package also includes radio connectivity for Gram Panchayats that cannot be connected through optical fibre. December 24, 2021 ITI Limited, a PSU under the......
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BBNL Issues Global Tender for the BharatNet Project

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The government will provide a maximum grant of INR 19,041 crore as Viability Gap Funding (VGF) July 30, 2021 Bharat Broadband Network (BBNL), on behalf of the Department of Telecommunications, has released a global tender for the development work of BharatNet through a Public-Private Partnership model across 16 states in......
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DoT Starts Scrutiny of Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellite Internet Service in India

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In effect, the department is looking to investigate and clarify if Starlink’s offer violates existing telecom regulations, which will become the basis of further action on the matter. April 23, 2021 The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has started scrutinizing Elon Musk-led SpaceX’s offer to pre-sell its Starlink satellite internet service......
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Power Grid and Other Public Sectors Facing AGR Burden Planning on Joint Forum

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Power Grid’s telecom revenue is just 2 percent of its total revenue with almost 95 of the revenue flowing from power transmission operations. November 28, 2019 Public sector companies such as Power Grid, Railtel, GAIL, OIL, and DMRC may form a joint forum to oppose any move by Department of......