Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (abbreviated BSNL; भारत संचार निगम लिमिटिड) is a state-ownedtelecommunications company headquartered in New Delhi, India. BSNL is one of the largest Indian cellular service providers, with over 87.1 million subscribers as of April 2011, and the largest land line telephone provider in India. However, in recent years the company's revenue and market share plunged into heavy losses due to intense competition in Indian telecommunications sector.
BSNL is India's oldest and largest communication service provider (CSP). It had a customer base of 90 million as of June 2008. It has footprints throughout India except for the metropolitan cities of Mumbai and New Delhi, which are managed by Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited . As of June 30, 2010, BSNL had a customer base of 27.45 million wireline and 72.69 million wireless subscribers.
BSNL provides almost every telecom service in India. Following are the main telecom services provided by BSNL:
Universal Telecom Services : Fixed wireline services & landline in Local loop (WLL) using CDMA Technology called bfone and Tarang respectively. As of June 30, 2010, BSNL has......