BSNL to outsource its 3G services?

5 Jul

Business Standard is reporting that BSNL is planning to outsource its 3G services as it struggles to acquire new subscribers and is reeling under a tremendous financial crisis. The government had approved the release of 3G spectrum to BSNL and MTNL as early as August 2008 to give them a head start against private carriers. The recently concluded 3G spectrum auction failed to deliver a single pan-India 3G carrier. While MTNL operates in Delhi and Mumbai, BSNL operates in the rest of the country.

According to the report, BSNL is looking at a franchisee-based model, much like Tata Teleservices’ deal with Virgin Mobile and Future Group. This could help carriers that either did not participate in the 3G auctions or did not win significant circles a good platform to kickstart their 3G services. The franchisee company would be responsible for marketing, customer acquisition and sale of 3G services. BSNL is expected to invite expression of interest by the end of this month.

Source: Business Standard

No Responses to “BSNL to outsource its 3G services?”

  1. Shaleen Goel July 5, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    That’s gr8 news. a hope for airtel Subscribers in circles like Haryana.


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