Videsh Sanchar Nigam (VSNL) is reviewing its Rs 500-crore direct-to-home (DTH) project. The company has appointed a leading consultant to chalk out detailed marketing, customer availability and other plans. Based on recommendations, VSNL will take the decision whether to go ahead with the DTH project or not.
Presently, several global DTH players are not making enough money from DTH services and VSNL may not be able to offer services in India at competitive rates.
However VSNL maintains that it has not yet taken any decision to give up the project. According to industry analysts, VSNL was the only domestic player expected to come out with DTH service on a large scale.
Other companies like Zee, Sony have scaled down their DTH investment plans.