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How BSNL can turn around its fortune post Rs 1.64-trn govt package

The company must overcome poor technology decisions imposed on it and bridge the gap with private sector competitors

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BSNL has only 58 million active subscribers or just over 5 per cent share of the total active mobile subscriber base in the country

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Just a few weeks ago, Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw did some tough talking with the senior managers of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, the ailing state-owned telecom service provider. The message was clear: They had to perform, quit by taking the voluntary retirement package or be compulsorily retired from service.

The terse message from an otherwise polite and soft-spoken minister came just days after he announced a second and bigger package of Rs 1.64 trillion as part of a four-year turnaround plan for BSNL. Vaishnaw has made a big bet, some would say a risky one, with a company saddled with

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First Published: Aug 24 2022 | 5:51 PM IST

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