BSNL to offer Dedicated Plans For iPAD in India

BSNL today announced it will offer dedicated iPad price plans for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G in coming weeks. iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface.

For more information visit www.apple.com/ipad/

Sachin Pilot Launches Free Mobile Connection For BSNL Landline Customers Free Home Calling Facility From Mobile

Shri Sachin Pilot, the Union Minister of state for Communications and Information Technology, today launched a Unique plan “PYARI JODI” combining Landline and Mobile Services of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. Launching the promotional scheme, Shri Sachin Pilot said, “The aim of this promotional plan “PYARI JODI” is not only to boost mobile business of BSNL, but also arrest steep decline in the landline business. This is consistent with the role of BSNL as the truly national telecom provider with the core philosophy of connecting all parts of the nation”

The landline customers of BSNL can now take a free SIM card and can make unlimited free local calls to his/her landline/WLL number. In addition, the customers can also call two BSNL Local numbers at a reduced rate of 20p per minute and one BSNL number anywhere in India at a reduced rate of 30p per minute, without paying any additional monthly charges. On activation, customer will also get Rs.15 talk value, 1000 Local SMS, 1000 National SMS and 1000 MB data free. (more…)

BSNL Live Ushers ‘Festive Season’ With Exciting Offers

Price of Hello TV channel pack slashed ~

Special CWG content available during the duration of the games ~

BSNL LiVE, the WAP portal of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), India’s largest integrated telecom service provider, has announced exciting offers for its consumers on the occasion of Commonwealth Games, Durga Puja and Navratri.

In order to promote BSNL LiVe, special discounted festive contents and content on Commonwealth Games 2010 has been made available on BSNL’s WAP portal BSNL LiVE. Keeping in mind the festive season, the 30 channel pack of Hello TV is being provided at a deep discounted rate of Rs.99 instead of the regular Rs.149 for a 40 day period starting from October 1, 2010. (more…)

BSNL Launches ‘Billpay’ Service In Partnership With Obopay

BSNL, a key player in the Indian Telecom space today announced the launch of its ‘Billpay’ services in the West Zone. The service has been introduced on the world-class technology platform by Obopay, a global pioneer in the mobile payment space, and is available to mobile consumers through all channels including SMS/IVR, WAP & J2ME application.

As a part of this service, all BSNL mobile customers in West Zone including the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, M P and Chattisgarh can now pay their BSNL bills by using their credit card. To activate this service, mobile customers will have to register their credit card one time and generate an M-Pin by sending SMS to 52828. This will allow them to only use this M-Pin for paying all of their BSNL bills in the future in a Safe, Secure and Convenient manner. (more…)

BSNL Offers Several Freebees to Broadband Users

-As part of its endeavor to popularize and increase Broadband penetration in rural and urban areas, BSNL has started offering free bonanza to its existing as well as new Broadband customers -

1. All the customers registering their new Broadband connection upto 31.07.2010 under any limited or unlimited BSNL Broadband plan of upto 2 Mbps speed shall be provided unlimited free download at 2 Mbps for first 15 days irrespective of the speed of the plan applied for. The customers applying for Limited Plans shall not be charged for their download for first 15 days of activation of their Broadband connection and those applying for unlimited plans with download speed less than 2 Mbps shall get the benefit of increased download speed of 2 Mbps.

2. Installation charges (Rs 250/-) for all the customers registering their Broadband connection upto 31.07.2010 has been waived off and installation of Broadband at the customer’s premises shall be done free of cost. (more…)

3 G services to be launched in Sikkim by 15th August, 2009-Shri Sachin Pilot

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is to launch 3 G services in Gangtok by 15th of August, 2009.This was announced by the Union Minister of State for Communication & Information Technology Shri Sachin Pilot in Gangtok yesterday. Announcing the extension of 3 G services to other three districts within 100 days, the Minister said, BSNL would increase its broadband strength to 30 GB PPS to improve services in Sikkim. All the 26 blocks in the State would be covered by broadband services within 100 days. After review meeting with BSNL, Postal Department and State I&T in Gangtok, the Minister said, traffic congestion in mobile services in twenty one sectors of the State would be removed by 15th August, 2009 on account of improved quality of service by BSNL. Underlying the importance of Sikkim state, Shri Pilot added that special measure has been taken to improve the quality of services in North East through communication and information technology, with specific emphasis to Sikkim. It is a difficult terrain and the ministry would support the efforts to improve information and technology in Sikkim, as it would increase opportunities for the talented youth.

ROK Deploys Streamed Mobile TV Across India with BSNL

Mass-market 2.5G mobile TV now available across India with live and
on-demand channels to include full length movies

London 4rd June 2009: ROK Entertainment Group, the mobile
technologies, applications and services company, today announces the
launch of TINY TV across India with leading mobile operator BSNL.

BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) is the largest Communication
Service Provider (CSP) in India with a 24% market share and a customer
base of more than 90 million people across its mobile, fixed-line and
internet service companies to include 4.6 million CDMA and 54.2
million GSM Mobile subscribers.

TINY TV is the first nationwide, subscription-based, mobile TV service
in India to be streamed over mass-market 2.5G GPRS.

Offering a range of live and on-demand mobile TV channels to include
local and international news, sports, music and movies, TINY TV is
priced at Rs 150.00 (approximately $2.70c) per month payable via
reverse-bill SMS.

Specifically, TINY TV channels include News 24 (Hindi news), E-24
(Bollywood entertainment), ROK Bollywood (celebrity news), Geet (Hindi
songs), Green (evergreen Bollywood music), Red (latest music from
Bollywood), Gyan (devotional), regional channels of Gujarati – Marathi
for West India, Bengali for the East Zone,Tiny Sports TV, Tiny
Comedy, Mobifun and a Movie Channel offering a regularly updated list
of full length movies wherein the users can pause, fast forward and
rewind, plus a Sony package of SAB TV – Channel SET and Channel PIX.

“India is a massive mobile market with a fast-growing appetite amongst
consumers for mobile entertainment ” said Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman
and CEO of ROK “so we are delighted to be working with BSNL in the
deployment of TINY TV across India.”

About ROK Entertainment:

Founded in 2004, ROK Entertainment Group is a mobile technologies,
applications and services development company. Headquartered in the
UK, ROK is best known for its award-winning mobile TV services and has
5 patent awards and more than 40 further patent applications in place.
For more information, please visit: www.rokent.com.

IPTV Services Launched for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) Customers With Verimatrix Content Security System

SAN DIEGO, CA — 03/16/09 — Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced that its Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS(TM)) for IPTV has been deployed to protect IPTV services to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd’s (BSNL) customers. The state-owned telecommunications operator has embarked on a nation-wide launch in conjunction with Smart Digivision Private Ltd. (SDPL), and is planning to serve more than three million IPTV subscribers in 93 cities over the next three years.

The subscribers will have access to more than 140 television channels and an extensive on-demand movie library with premium titles at no extra cost. Verimatrix’s leading software-based content security solution outperformed alternatives due to its ability to support a fully layered content protection strategy and a strong partner ecosystem. One component of that strategy is VideoMark(TM), Verimatrix’s leading end-to-end forensic watermarking solution for digital video. VideoMark is an effective and accurate way for the operator to trace illicit re-broadcasting and content copying, directly addressing a potentially major source of revenue loss.

 

According to Sanjay Jain, CTO at SDPL, “In order to compete in this market, we needed to offer differentiated services that would gain long-term loyalty with our customers. Verimatrix’s proven security solutions and integration partnerships enabled us to successfully launch our IPTV service — more quickly and cost-effectively.”

 

The award-winning VCAS for IPTV has been designed to take advantage of IP-based, bi-directional networks by leveraging mature, proven two-way Internet security protocols, a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) public/private key pair system and X.509 digital certificates. Verimatrix’s downloadable security system for IPTV clients is not only more secure, it enables less expensive set-top box hardware and can be updated or renewed as required to combat the pirates attacks. VCAS for IPTV has been integrated with SeaChange’s middleware and video-on-demand (VOD) server for BSNL’s service.

 

“IPTV is changing the pay-TV landscape in India because of its ability to provide high-quality, premium interactive content in a cost-effective manner,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer. “BSNL’s deployment is a great example of how IPTV can enhance subscriber’s viewing experience with innovative one-to-one services with a stellar channel line-up. We are happy to help enable this experience through our next-generation content security solutions.”

 

About BSNL

 

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is the world’s 7th largest telecommunications company providing a comprehensive range of telecom services in India: wireline, CDMA mobile in India, GSM mobile, Internet, Broadband, carrier service, MPLS-VPN, VSAT, VoIP services, IN Services etc. BSNL is fully owned by the Government of India. BSNL and MTNL (the other state owned Telecom Operator) account for over 90% of the fixedline telephones in India. BSNL also leads the Broadband Market with more than 56% market share.

 

About Verimatrix

 

Verimatrix sets the standard for software-based content security and revenue enhancement technologies in pay-TV networks, with a global customer base of service providers. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS(TM)) offers a suite of next-generation technologies that has been independently audited and ranked as the global leader in IPTV content protection. The company’s 3-Dimensional Content Security approach, built around VCAS, enables secure delivery of content to multiple devices across multiple networks using multiple layers of protection techniques. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations and partner ecosystem helps address the challenges facing pay-TV networks of today, and those of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com.

BSNL launches 3G services, to charge 50 paise per call

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Sunday inaugurated the third generation (3G) services of the state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), and said the subscribers of the telecom major would be able to make long distance calls for 50 paise per minute from next month under the proposed ‘India-Golden 50′ scheme.

Karunanidhi, who is recovering after a spinal cord surgery at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital here, inaugurated the 3G services through video conference and said: ‘The scheme is similar to the ‘One India Plan’ launched earlier that enabled people to make a call across the country for Re.1.’

He also made a video call to the union IT and Communication minister A. Raja from a mobile phone from his bed.

The 3G services enable subscribers experience video telephony, internet, video on demand, mobile TV and others facilities.

Raja told reporters here that the commercial launch of 3G services in the state will be in April.

BSNL chairman Kuldeep Goyal said subscribers can make calls at 50 paise by paying Rs.375 per month (inclusive of rent and taxes).

The 3G services are available under three plans – Rs.350, Rs.650 and Rs.1,350.

Goyal hoped that at least 5 percent of BSNL’s five million subscribers would opt for the new service.

According to him, the company will cover all important Indian cities during the first phase of the 3G service launch, which involves an outlay of Rs.27 billion (Rs.2,700 crore).

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