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Sufficient interconnect points for Jio, can augment more: BSNL

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New Delhi : Amid simmering tension and ongoing parleys between new entrant and private incumbent operators over connectivity, state-owned telecom firm BSNL has said it has provided “sufficient points of interconnect” to Reliance Jio and can augment it more based on requirement. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) CMD Anupam Shrivastava told PTI that there has been no fresh request from Jio for increasing the capacity at points of interconnect, and added, “should they make an enquiry, we will augment the capacity.”

“We have provided sufficient points of interconnect to Jio… While Jio is providing voice calls free of cost, whenever those calls land into BSNL network, we get interconnectivity charge of 14 paise… So it makes commercial sense for us,” he said. Interconnection between telecom networks is crucial as it enables mobile users to make calls to subscribers of other operator.

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