Plintron today empanelled itself with BSNL and has become the first VNE for enabling the launch of Virtual Network Operators in India,” Plintron said in a statement. Due to this, any virtual network operator can use Plintron’s technology for providing telecom services using BSNL network.
Plintron, the world’s largest multi-country mobile virtual network enabler, today empanelled itself with BSNL and had become the first Virtual Network Enabler (VNE) for enabling the launch of Virtual Network Operators in India. Through this strategic association, Plintron aims to help BSNL to monetize their network assets better. Under this alliance, Plintron will leverage BSNL’s national network and provide services to their customers efficiently, leading to increased revenues and profits for both BSNL and Plintron.
Through this association, any virtual network operator can use Plintron’s technology for providing telecom services using BSNL network. The virtual network operators can provide telecom services like mobile landline, Internet, but only as retailer for full fledged telecom operators such as BSNL, MTNL and Airtel etc.
BSNL is the first telecom operator to recognise the tremendous potential of the VNO market after the DoT published India’s VNO policy last year. This strategic partnership between Plintron and BSNL will enable the launch of the VNO Industry in India. The VNO Industry is expected to grow to the US $4 Billion. Leading Brands in industries like Retail, Banking, Financial Technologies, Hospitality, Aviation, Loyalty, IOT/M2M, etc. are expected to capitalise on this opportunity and launch their own VNOs.
On the occasion of Empanelment with BSNL, Mr Mohan Kumar Sundaram, Co-Founder and Chairman, Plintron Group said, “As the global leader in VNE services, Plintron is extremely delighted to partner with BSNL. With BSNL’s extensive network and national coverage, along with Plintron’s globally proven VNE platform, we are well positioned to launch VNOs in India in a timely and efficient manner. PLINTRON will enable Mobile/Telecom Products, including Cloud Telephony, IOT, and Radio coverage and also customised mobile services for enterprises and rural India. Together Plintron and BSNL will provide a head start to all aspiring VNOs in India”.
Prior to the entry into India, Plintron has activated more than 80 million subscribers globally and has inter-connected with 30 telecom operators in 23 countries across all the six continents, the statement said.