Why BSNL revival more crucial now than ever?

State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL), whose revival process is heading to a more pronounced outcome now, is set for a competitive play in the strategic telecom market, dominated by private companies Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel. Thanks to the Centre’s strategic move to rescue the ailing service provider.

BSNL is a behemoth that has a cultural influence of the erstwhile British era, and witnessed the government monopoly, competition with private players, and finally becoming a fringe player. The state-controlled telco is now adopting an inevitable change.

Some two year ago, the Delhi-headquartered telco which was marred with chaos with rumours abound about its closure and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mundane attitude, is now set to emerge as a sector stalwart on the back of a reduced workforce, soon-to-launch next generation (4G) commercial network, and growing enterprise and wireline business.

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