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BSNL floats Rs 65,000 crore tender for phase-III BharatNet project

The last date for companies to seek clarifications is March 3. Companies will have till April 2 to submit their bids

BSNL floats Rs 65,000 crore tender for phase-III BharatNet project
Updated On : 20 Feb 2024 | 10:22 AM IST

'President of Bharat': Here is what the SC said on renaming India in 2020

In 2020, a Delhi-based man had filed a plea before the Supreme Court, where he said that replacing the word 'India' with 'Bharat' or 'Hindustan' will 'instill a sense of pride in our own nationality'

'President of Bharat': Here is what the SC said on renaming India in 2020
Updated On : 06 Sep 2023 | 11:46 AM IST

Cabinet approved Rs 1.3 trillion Bharatnet package: Top DoT official

A new operational model has been adopted to cover 640,000 villages under Bharatnet within next 2 years

Cabinet approved Rs 1.3 trillion Bharatnet package: Top DoT official
Updated On : 05 Aug 2023 | 5:43 PM IST

Tech firm Astrome takes high-speed internet to India's hinterlands

IISc-backed Astrome has deployed India's first indigenous technology to facilitate rural 4G and 5G connectivity for the BharatNet Project.

Tech firm Astrome takes high-speed internet to India's hinterlands
Updated On : 14 Dec 2022 | 4:08 PM IST

DoT proposes to drop Bharatnet infra from its asset monetisation plan

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has proposed not to monetise rural broadband network infrastructure built under Bharatnet project and plans to replace it with alternate assets to achieve its target fixed under the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP), sources said. Sources also told PTI that BSNL tower monetisation bid launch will be targeted within FY22-23. According to sources, the earlier attempt to monetise the asset under Bharatnet failed to get satisfactory response from private players. "Bid response under PPP (public-private partnership) mode was not satisfactory," the source said. DoT under the ministry of communications has so far not raised any money through asset monetisation against the target of Rs 20,180 crore in the current financial year. An e-mail sent to DoT seeking comments remained unanswered. According to the NMP document, 5,25,706 kilometres of optical fibre has been laid under Bharatnet project which aims to connect all villages in the country w

DoT proposes to drop Bharatnet infra from its asset monetisation plan
Updated On : 07 Dec 2022 | 12:06 AM IST

BSNL-BBNL merger close to finalisation, Deloitte to submit report on Friday

On July 27, the government approved a DoT proposal for the "Revival of BSNL and merger of BBNL with BSNL"

BSNL-BBNL merger close to finalisation, Deloitte to submit report on Friday
Updated On : 24 Nov 2022 | 11:24 AM IST

UP, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh likely to get funds for optical fibre cables

States have to ensure that there is no duplication of the existing Bharat net project in setting up OFC networks

UP, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh likely to get funds for optical fibre cables
Updated On : 02 Oct 2022 | 6:28 PM IST

BharatNet plan to set up rural fibre networks slowed down in pandemic

Completion rate is less than a third, and at current pace it would take another two years to cover all gram panchayats in the country.

BharatNet plan to set up rural fibre networks slowed down in pandemic
Updated On : 14 Apr 2022 | 10:16 PM IST

Starlink and OneWeb: Can satellite broadband bridge India's digital divide?

Satellite-based broadband connectivity promises to bridge India's digital divide. But can it deliver? What challenges does it face? Let's look at this new technology and understand and its pitfalls

Starlink and OneWeb: Can satellite broadband bridge India's digital divide?
Updated On : 09 Nov 2021 | 8:33 AM IST

TMS, Ep 38: Diwali for theatres, satellite broadband, Paytm-Sapphire IPOs

Does Diwali glitter mean turnaround for the Indian film industry? Will satellite broadband bridge India's digital divide? What is digital gold, and should you invest in it? Get all the answers here

TMS, Ep 38: Diwali for theatres, satellite broadband, Paytm-Sapphire IPOs
Updated On : 09 Nov 2021 | 8:00 AM IST

Tamil Nadu sets ball rolling on BharatNet, ties up with L&T and other firms

SPV is implementing the project to provide 1 Gbps bandwidth connectivity to all 12,525 gram panchayats in the state for Rs 1,815.32 crore

Tamil Nadu sets ball rolling on BharatNet, ties up with L&T and other firms
Updated On : 21 Oct 2021 | 3:20 AM IST

BBNL defers Rs 19,041 cr Bharatnet broadband tender bid date to Sep 14

State-run Bharat Broadband Network Limited has deferred bid dates for Rs 19,041 crore BharatNet broadband tender to September 14 after potential bidders raised more than 2,000 queries on the project. An official source told PTI that the bid dates are likely to be extended further as the queries need to be vetted by the Department of Telecom as well and the entire process may take a few weeks. According to the information published on BBNL, the bid date has been deferred from August 24 to September 14 as of now. Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) has invited global bids for the development (creation, upgradation, operation and maintenance and utilisation) of BharatNet through a public-private partnership model in nine separate packages across 16 states for a concession period of 30 years. The government has earmarked Rs 19,041 crore viability gap fund for the project. Under the project, the government plans to cover an estimated 3.61 lakh villages (including gram panchayats) .

BBNL defers Rs 19,041 cr Bharatnet broadband tender bid date to Sep 14
Updated On : 31 Aug 2021 | 6:09 PM IST

Govt eyes Rs 35,100 cr from partial sale of Bharatnet network, tower infra

The government expects to realise Rs 35,100 crore from the partial sale of Bharatnet fibre assets and around 13,500 mobile towers owned by state-run telecom firms

Govt eyes Rs 35,100 cr from partial sale of Bharatnet network, tower infra
Updated On : 23 Aug 2021 | 10:45 PM IST

BBNL invites global bids for Rs 19,041 crore BharatNet broadband project

Special purpose vehicle BBNL on Tuesday invited bids for Rs 19,041 crore BharatNet project to roll out high-speed broadband services in the rural areas across 16 states.

BBNL invites global bids for Rs 19,041 crore BharatNet broadband project
Updated On : 20 Jul 2021 | 9:53 PM IST

Cabinet approves Rs 19,041 cr viability gap funding for BharatNet project

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved public private partnership mode for the rollout of BharatNet project in 16 states with viability gap funding of Rs 19,041 crore, Telecom Minister R S Prasad said.

Cabinet approves Rs 19,041 cr viability gap funding for BharatNet project
Updated On : 30 Jun 2021 | 10:25 PM IST

Cabinet okays PPP mode of BharatNet implementation in 16 states

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the revised implementation strategy of BharatNet through Public-Private Partnership mode in 16 states.

Cabinet okays PPP mode of BharatNet implementation in 16 states
Updated On : 30 Jun 2021 | 6:46 PM IST

BharatNet's Phase 2 completion timeline to be extended due to Covid: Dhotre

The timeline for 2nd phase of BharatNet project, earlier slated to be completed by August 2021, will now be extended as its pace was affected by the lockdown and movement curbs imposed by governments

BharatNet's Phase 2 completion timeline to be extended due to Covid: Dhotre
Updated On : 17 Sep 2020 | 8:33 PM IST

Towards a new India: Last-mile vision a stimulus for rural data demand

The last part of the series analyses the goal of connecting 600,000 villages via optical fibre

Towards a new India: Last-mile vision a stimulus for rural data demand
Updated On : 05 Sep 2020 | 6:10 AM IST

PM Modi pitches for internet connectivity in villages; Sterlite Tech up 11%

Cords Cable Industries jumped 15.5%, Birla Cables (10.15%), Paramount Communications (8.94%), and ITI (4.4%) in intra-day trade

PM Modi pitches for internet connectivity in villages; Sterlite Tech up 11%
Updated On : 17 Aug 2020 | 10:32 AM IST

BBNL pays Rs 770 cr to BSNL for clearing vendor dues in BharatNet Project

Bharat Broadband Nigam Limited (BBNL) had allocated around 70 per cent of rural broadband network roll-out work to BSNL

BBNL pays Rs 770 cr to BSNL for clearing vendor dues in BharatNet Project
Updated On : 27 Dec 2019 | 7:11 PM IST