Swan Telecom looking to partner with BSNL

14 Jul 2008

Local news source The Business Standard is reporting that Swan Telecom (Swan) is in talks with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to use the state-owned operator’s network to roll out mobile operations. Swan, which received licences for thirteen regions at the beginning of 2008, is understood to be looking to utilise BSNL’s infrastructure to minimise start-up costs under an MVNO-type agreement. BSNL has not commented on the proposals but the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has confirmed the offer from Swan. No financial details of the prospective deal have been revealed.