BSNL SIM sales increased during December 2020 as compared to the previous month. As per the latest report, BSNL activated 1.5 million new mobile connections which include both prepaid as well as postpaid SIM activations during December 2020.
Bihar, Haryana, Chennai & UP(West) telecom circles were able to achieve more than 100% of their assigned target in SIM sales in December 2020. Moreover, Bihar, UP (West), UP(East) & Rajasthan telecom circles activated more than 1 lakh new mobile connections each during the same period. Bihar telecom circle performed well during December 2020 where they could achieve 121% of their assigned target where their achievement was just 97% during November 2020.
|Best Performing BSNL Units in SIM sales during December 2020|
Target for December 2020
Achievement in December 2020
Jammu & Kashmir
|North East I||25,000||6,065||24%|
|North East II||25,000||5,097||20%|
Among BSNL telecom circles, Bihar (121%), Haryana(116%), Chennai(115%) & UP(West) (100%) are the best performing circles in December 2020 with more than 100% achievement in SIM sales. UP(East) (96%), Punjab (95%), Kolkata (84%) and Andaman & Nicobar (84%) circles were able perform moderately well with more than 80% of their target in SIM sales for the month of December 2020.
North East – II (20%), North East – I (24%), Jharkhand (31%), Himachal Pradesh (32%) & Madhya Pradesh (34%) were able to achieve below 35% of their respective targets and these 5 telecom circles were the worst performing BSNL units in new SIM activations in December 2020.
Recently, BSNL launched many attractive postpaid mobile plans with new features like – Data Roll Over facility and Rent Free Family connection in an attempt to compete with private telecom operators. Similarly, in prepaid category BSNL launched new plans bundled with OTT applications like ZING, BSNL TV (Lokdhun Content), EROS Now etc. In addition, BSNL prepaid mobile customers can avail Full Talk Time for top up denominations starting from just Rs 120/-. All these special plans and offers are available to BSNL prepaid and postpaid mobile customers all over India. As we reported earlier, BSNL has taken over the mobile network of MTNL in Delhi & Mumbai with effect from 1st January 2021 and BSNL officials will be managing and operating the mobile network of MTNL in these two metro cities.
BSNL to float tender for 57,000 4G Mobile Towers all over India
As we reported on 1st January 2021, BSNL published a detailed notice inviting e-tender, for planning, testing, deployment and annual maintenance of its much-awaited 4G network across four operational zones in addition to Delhi and Mumbai circles for 57,000 sites on a turnkey basis. BSNL sought proposals through the Expression of Interest (EoI) for prior registration for proof-of-concept (PoC) from the Indian companies showing interest to participate in the bidding process in the forth coming 4G tender of BSNL. A system integrator or original equipment maker of both 4G radio access network (RAN) as well as core, for turnkey delivery of required 4G network, is eligible to submit the proposal as per the conditions.
Some of the latest offers announced by BSNL for its Mobile Customers (Prepaid & Postpaid) are listed below for your quick reference.
- BSNL Top Up Plans January 2021 : Enjoy Full Talk Time in all top up denominations from Rs 120/- onwards
- BSNL to increase MRP of prepaid plan ₹186 to ₹199 from 1st January 2021 across all telecom circles
- BSNL’s special recharge offers ₹139 & ₹1199 for validity expired customers extended till 31st March 2021
- BSNL revises prepaid plan ₹1999 to offer Eros Now entertainment content for 365 days from 1st January 2021
- BSNL launches Prepaid International Roaming in Uganda, Azerbaijan & British Virgin Islands
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