Nokia seeks Indian PM Modi’s support to extract BSNL dues

Nokia has reached out to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek his intervention in recovering network-related dues from state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). Nokia, which received Rs 150 crore ($19.5 million) in late December last year, said that BSNL still owes around Rs 970 crore ($128.34 million) towards network-related dues. Nokia provides network technology to BSNL in South and Western zones, while China’s ZTE is the network vendor for East and North zones. As of mid-December, BSNL owed Rs 1,300 crore ($172 million) to ZTE in CAPEX and OPEX dues. Nokia, ZTE, and UTStarcom had previously threatened to withdraw network support for over non-payment of dues.

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