Mumbai, Aug 27 : The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will switch over to the Call-Detail-Record (CDR) billing system for its 3.5 crore landline subscribers in the next couple of months. "Our landline billing system as of now works on the conventional technology, and we are unable to give a customised offer to subscribers. But very soon all that will be a thing of the past," BSNL Deputy Director General, (Enterprise Business), Sunil Kumar said.
The project to connect all BSNL exchanges across 20 cities will be implemented in phases and is scheduled to be completed in the next 6-8 months.
CDR will enable generation of a single bill for an entire corporate house. Similarly, payments can also be made from anywhere in the country. The service provider will be able to offer different tariff plans to landline customers on the lines of mobile tariff plans.
The introduction of the CDR billing system is part of the BSNL's plans to become an information and communication technology (ICT) services provider.