24 October, 2020

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PCO or CCO?
Competition has really made BSNL up the ante in its ongoing telecom war with the private sector. Recently, in Calcutta, BSNL changed the STD lines of all STD/ PCO booths with a number that starts with 8. The reasons aren’t clear yet, but many feel this is to block private players from tying up with booth owners or persuading them to dial through their networks. Also interesting is the strange Calcutta corporate connection with PCOs. Just eight ‘PCOs’, all at 15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, generate Rs 3 lakh of revenue every month for BSNL, against an average of Rs 20,000 for other PCOs. Surprised? Don’t be, for the address belongs to the Oberoi Grand, the metro’s premier 5-star hotel! Similarly, do you know who the largest agent of BSNL’s virtual calling card here is? Berger Paints!


Outwitted
Seems like Sanjeev Goenka, the outgoing CII president, is awfully fond of the word "outstanding". He used it at...

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