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BSNL Mobile (formerly CellOne)[4] is an Indian mobile network operator, operated by the public enterprise BSNL. It provides both pre-paid and post-paid mobile services as well as many value added services.[5] BSNL Mobile has a pan-India presence with presence in all the 22 telecom circles in India. BSNL Mobile provides all of India services with roaming access, including Delhi and Mumbai, and International roaming access to more than 300 networks across the world.

BSNL Mobile
Formerly
CellOne
State-owned enterprise
IndustryTelecommunications
FoundedOctober 2000 (2000-10)
HeadquartersBSNL Bhavan, New Delhi, India
Area served
India
Key people
Anupam Shrivastava (CEO)
ServicesMobile telephony
Landline
Internet Services
RevenueIncrease 351,820 million (2010)[1]
Increase ₹99,390 million (2010)[1]
Total assetsIncrease ₹630,000 million (2010)[1]
Members115.95 million[2]
(May 2019)
Number of employees
201,066 (November 2016)[3]
ParentBharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
Websitebsnl.co.in

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HistoryEdit

The company's CellOne network (GSM/GPRS) was launched in late 2002 and has coverage in major cities and towns and more places are being covered. BSNL Mobile offers both GSM as well as CDMA prepaid and postpaid services. CellOne was renamed BSNL Mobile in 2007. It was the first company which made incoming roaming charges free across the country.

OperationsEdit

BSNL Mobile has total 115.32 million subscribers as on 31 January 2019.[6] BSNL Mobile Competes with other Major private Mobile operator Including airtel, Vodafone-Idea, Jio, & Tata Docomo with whom BSNL Mobile competed is Now in the process of Merging their Consumer Mobile businesses with Airtel India.

3GEdit

On 27 February 2010, BSNL Mobile launched 3G services on Pan India.[7] BSNL Mobile also has 3G Roaming services in Mumbai & Delhi for other circles subscribers through an agreement with MTNL, This gives BSNL Mobile a 3G presence in all 22 out of 22 circles in India.

4GEdit

BSNL Mobile has started providing 4G services on a pilot basis in some telecom circles of India.[8] It has deployed band 1 LTE in selected areas in these telecom circles.

VoLTEEdit

BSNL has launched VoLTE services in circles where it is testing its 4G services.[9]

Radio frequency summaryEdit

BSNL owns spectrum in 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2500 MHz bands across the country.[10]

Telecom circle coverage CDMA2000 / FD-LTE
850MHz
Band 5
E-GSM
900MHz
Band 8
GSM / FD-LTE
1800MHz
Band 3
UMTS / FD-LTE
2100MHz
Band 1
TD-LTE
2500MHz
Band 41
Kolkata          
Andhra Pradesh & Telangana          
Gujarat          
Karnataka          
Maharashtra & Goa          
Tamil Nadu          
Haryana          
Kerala          
Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh          
Punjab          
Rajasthan          
Uttar Pradesh (East)          
Uttar Pradesh (West)          
West Bengal          
Assam          
Bihar & Jharkhand          
Himachal Pradesh          
Jammu and Kashmir          
North East          
Odisha          

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "About Us". Archived from the original on August 17, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  2. ^ "Press Release on Telecom Subscription Data as on 31 May, 2019" (PDF). Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Staff". Archived from the original on September 8, 2018. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.bsnl.co.in/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/about_us/finance/finance.html
  5. ^ "BSNL's share in mobile business dips to single digit". Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Press Release on Telecom Subscription Data as on 31st January, 2019" (PDF). www.trai.gov.in. 21 March 2019.
  7. ^ Pahwa, Nikhil. "economictimes.indiatimes.com". ET India. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  8. ^ Pahwa, Nikhil. "www.indiatoday.in". India Today. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  9. ^ Pahwa, Nikhil. "telecomtalk.info". Telecom Talk. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  10. ^ Pan India 2016 spectrum holding data sheet (updated), Telecom Talk, retrieved 15 July 2018