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A woman speaks on her mobile phone in front of the logo of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) painted on a wall outside its office in Kolkata. Photo: Reuters

Kanika Datta
A Rs 1.64 trillion lifeline to state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd on the penultimate day of a hotly contested auction among private telecom players for 5G spectrum reveals how far the state-owned telecom service provider lags the technology curve. The top edit explains why this huge fund infusion is unlikely to be a game-changer for the ailing telecom utility. Read here
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Nitin Desai argues that India cannot rely on businesses to lead its technological drive and chalks out a long-term strategy for sustained technology development. Read here

Rajesh Kumar highlights the risks

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First Published: Jul 29 2022 | 6:30 AM IST

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