Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has reduced the prices of its data cards. The price of the single band card has been revised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 1,600 and that of tri-band (3G), from Rs 2,500 to Rs 2,000, Mr A. Subramanian, Chief General Manager, BSNL, Chennai Telephones, said.

Talking to Business Line on the sidelines of a press conference here, , , he said that after the announcement of MNPS (mobile number portability system), Chennai Telephones has lost more subscribers than it has gained.

He said more than 14,000 subscribers have opted out — out of a subscriber base of 17 lakh — but gained 3,400 subscribers from other operators so far. However, he said, in the Tamil Nadu circle, the situation is better where almost both the numbers are equal.

Conference service

BSNL along with its technology partner Silk Media has launched its conference service suite Meeting Junction for its post-paid subscribers. A similar service for prepaid subscribers was launched a few weeks ago.

According to Mr Subramanian, the new service combines audio conferencing and PC-based data transfer. This service, which is available for both mobile and landline subscribers, can be networked with subscribers of other service providers too.

Bangalore-based multi-product company, Silk Media Technologies, offers the collaborative technologies on revenue-sharing basis.

(This article was published on May 24, 2011)
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