BSNL seeks partnerships with pvt sector

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An official of the department of telecommunications said, BSNL wanted to use its network, which is lying vacant at several places, optimally.

The latest partnership being planned is with direct-to-home firm Tata Sky to offer BSNL's broadband subscribers video-on-demand. BSNL is also in preliminary discussions with Hathway and Den Cable for similar arrangements. "This has the potential of giving us revenue of Rs 300-400 crore annually," Anupam Shrivastava, chairman and managing director, BSNL, told Business Standard.

Experts said the best way out for the loss-making government undertaking was to allow private players to use its nationwide infrastructure and network. Private operators need not set up infrastructure all over again in rural areas.

The company will mainly be investing in technology upgrades of its network and in more towers. It is also trying to come up with an attractive voluntary retirement scheme for employees.

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