Singapore-based Plintron announced it partnership with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to enable virtual network operator (VNO)-based services in India.
“Plintron today empanelled itself with BSNL and has become the first virtual network enabler (VNE) for enabling the launch of virtual network operators (VNO) in India,” Plintron said in a statement.
Under the partnership, any VNO licence holder will leverage Plintron's technology for providing telecom services in the country using BSNL’s network.
India's Department of Telecommunications approved 61 companies for providing MVNO services last year. Out of the 61 companies, only three companies - Adpay, Japan’s NTT Communications, and Kolkata-based Microtalk Communications - received a pan-India ISP license.
Aerovoyce, a Chennai-based MVNO and a subsidiary of an Indian mobile payments specialist called Adpay, started offering bundled voice and data plans, and value added services like movies and music streaming in April. Aerovoyce also plans to deliver IoT Connectivity/SIMs for all IoT solutions in smart cities, agriculture, automobiles and more areas.