Monday, October 3, 2011

India's BSNL Disconnects Rivals

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the largest telecom operator in India, disconnected lines serving mobile rivals Airtel, Vodafone and Idea in Haryana circle, leading to disruption in landline and mobile services, according to Press Trust of India. The disconnections, which affect other areas across the country, has resulted in landlines customers being up able to complete calls to the mobile operators. BSNL has cited unpaid dues from other operations as the reason for its actions.

State-owned BSNL has over 90 million mobile customers of its own, and is the largest land line telephone provider in India.