Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. formed in October, 2000, is World's 7th largest Telecommunications Company providing comprehensive range of telecom services in India: Wireline, CDMA mobile, GSM Mobile, Internet, Broadband, Carrier service, MPLS-VPN, VSAT, VoIP services, IN Services etc. Presently it is one of the largest & leading public sector unit in India. BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country and now focusing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications in villages and wining customer's confidence. Today, it has about 46 million line basic telephone capacity, 8 million WLL capacity, 52 Million GSM Capacity, more than 38302 fixed exchanges, 46565 BTS, 3895 Node B ( 3G BTS), 287 Satellite Stations, 614755 Rkm of OFC Cable, 50430 Rkm of Microwave Network connecting 602 Districts, 7330 cities/towns and 5.6 Lakhs villages.
Mr. Rakesh Kumar Upadhyay has been the Chairman and Managing Director at Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. since April 30, 2011. Mr. Upadhyay served as CMD of Telecom Consultants India Ltd. Mr. Upadhyay is 1975 Batch Officer of Indian Telecom Services. He holds a B Tech (Electronics) Degree from IT Banaras Hindu University and an MBA (Marketing Management) Degree from the Indira Gandhi Open University. He is also a graduate of Defence Services Staff College , Wellington and was awarded M.Sc.(DS) degree by Madras University.