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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
Company nameBSNL
Company typeState-owned enterprise
SloganConnecting India, faster
Founded19th century, incorporated 2000
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Key peopleRakesh Kumar Upadhyay
ProductsFixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband and fixed-line internet services, IPTV and network services
Revenue(-)32045 Crore (2009-10)
Net income(-)-1822 Crore (2009 10)
Total assets(+)132243 Crore (2009 10)
Employees281,635 (March 2011)

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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (abbreviated BSNL) is a state-owned telecommunications company headquartered in New Delhi, India. BSNL is one of the largest Indian cellular service providers, with over 90 million subscribers as of July 2011, and the largest land line telephone provider in India. However, in recent years the company's revenue and market share plunged into heavy losses due to intense competition in Indian telecommunications sector.

BSNL is India's oldest and largest communication service provider (CSP). It had a customer base of 90 million as of June 2008. It has footprints throughout India except for the metropolitan cities of Mumbai and New Delhi, which are managed by Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL). As of June 30, 2010, BSNL had a customer base of 27.45 million wireline and 72.69 million wireless subscribers.

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