Telecommunications

BSNL rescue package is too little, too late

Print edition : November 22, 2019

A BSNL worker repairing the disconnected landline cables in Bengaluru. Photo: Sudhakara Jain

A Bharti Airtel Limited. Photo: Bloomberg

Reliance Jio. The telecom industry is now entering a phase of oligopolistic control in which Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone control the pan-Indian market. Photo: REUTERS

The Vodafone office in Mumbai. The telecom industry is now entering a phase of oligopolistic control in which Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone control the pan-Indian market. Photo: PAUL NORONHA

The rescue package for BSNL and MTNL, the fall guys of the Indian mobile telephony boom, hides more than it reveals.
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