At receiving end

Print edition : February 05, 2016

The BSNL office in Puducherry during a strike by the Forum of BSNL Trade Unions and Associations in April 2015. Photo: S.S. KUMAR

A BSNL mobile tower in Mangalore. In October, the government announced its decision to form a subsidiary tower company and in the process hive off 61,000 of the telecom operator's 75,000 towers. In the government's view, the formation of a new company will lead to better management of the assets, which are valued at around Rs.22.06 billion. Photo: R. Eswarraj

BSNL has suffered from government decisions that prevented it from buying crucial equipment, which in turn affected its quality of service and caused its subscriber base to sink.
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