Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will set up specialised outlets
for its products in the lines of Reliance WebWorld shops.
first such shop in the city displaying various
types of telephone instruments, accessories and demonstration
of phone, internet, ISDN and mobile/ITC services
will start functioning on the third floor of Jose Annex
Building, CTO, from 10 November.
shop will also sell the CD-Rom directory of the Kerala
circle. With BSNL mobile service becoming popular, the
cellular major has also decided to double its capacity
to 6 lakh before December. The reach of the mobile service
will also increase as 250 additional towers are being
planned along the major highways and railway tracks of
For the landline, the company
has introduced Sulabh, a new tariff scheme with reduced
rent for consumers requiring mainly incoming calls. The
scheme will be available only in urban areas and will
have a monthly rental of Rs 160.
outgoing calls in this scheme are at the rate of Rs 1.20
per metered call unit (MCU) and outgoing calls using ITC
will be available at Rs 1.10 MCU. The company will also
commission the manage leased line network (MLLN) in the
state in the coming month. Work on the same is in progress
in the Ernakulam SSA and the first phase will cover 22
the implementation of MLLN, leased line customers will
have a stable network with added facilities and augmented
in local loop (WLL) exchanges of 750-line capacity have
been commissioned at Arakkulam and Njarakkal among others,
say BSNL officials. The answering machine service now
available in Ernakulam SDCA will be extended to all exchanges
in the district and the company has done away with the
Rs 100 one-time activation charge to avail of the facility.