'Project Unnati-Towers company'
BSNL Management presented webinar
in Power point
Bsnl management at corporate office
along with the consultant KPMG gave presentation on tower business of BSNL.
It was explained at present about 2900 BSNL towers could be leased out to
other Telecom Service Providers. To provide more focus in this segment
wherein approx. 62000 BSNL towers can be shared and may get approx. Rs.
35000/- per month per each operator and thus may be earning a huge revenue
to a tune of hundreds of the Crores in the next 3-4 years. It was further
mentioned about the recommendations of the Consultant and approval of BSNL
board which is as under-
Phase 1: Formation of a Strategic Business Unit (SBU)
including outsourcing of Operations & Maintenance and Sales & Marketing.
Phase 2: Creation of subsidiary and
induction of a Joint Venture (JV) partner.
To begin with the action plan to implement the first phase, a Project
Management Office(PMO) has been proposed to be established for which
services of professionally qualified external consultants are proposed to be
taken. The timeline for the phase 1 and phase 2 is expected to be 12-18
months and the proposal has been forwarded to DoT for the approval.
BSNL EU strongly opposes against induction of strategic Joint Venture (JV)
partner who will come to earn more and more revenue from BSNL infrastructure
and finally may take over the tower subsidiary company by increasing its
share. It will dilute the strength of BSNL and allow fragmentation of BSNL.
All the Unions and Associations' representatives present in the meeting also
opposed the Govt. decision for creation of BSNL tower subsidiary company by
induction of strategic partner. We strongly feel that the Government is
allowing to divest BSNL by forming separate subsidiary companies with
strategic partners, through a back door policy
Unnati-power point presentation