Things you need to know about BSNL AND BBNL merger

The integration between Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) is nearly finished. The BBNL staff have already been moved to BSNL. According to a Businessline story, the state-run telecom operator has already taken over the upkeep and management of BBNL. The publication claims that the merger is practically finished. Even now, BSNL is utilising the BBNL-built fibre network. With the aid of BBNL’s fibre network, BSNL is offering connectivity services in rural regions, and by the end of this year, it expects to treble its broadband connectivity to 50 lakh users.

The government has made the decision to consolidate the two underperforming telecom businesses. The central government established BBNL in 2012 with the goal of providing broadband internet services to every gramme panchayat in the nation. The BBNL has invested over Rs 42,000 crore and has covered almost 2.5 lakh gramme panchayats with optical fibre.

In order to quickly extend its services and reach into rural India, BSNL will be able to take advantage of the assets and fibre network resources of BBNL. Both BBNL and the state-run telco are anticipated to gain from this. The BBNL team has come under fire for its shortcomings and for submitting subpar outcomes.

The merge of BBNL’s network to BSNL is being questioned.

BharatNet only generated a profit of Rs. 1.46 crore in FY21, demonstrating how poorly BBNL utilised its resources. Many professionals in the sector think that because BBNL’s network was not built well, BSNL’s use of it would have limited advantages. The management of BSNL, according to the article, is fairly certain that the network of BBNL will benefit the company’s operations. As previously noted, BSNL has already begun using the BBNL-built network. How successful this government action was will only become clear over time.