BSNL Market Share Down To Single Digit, Over 30% Inactive Users

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Before Starting Services by Private operators in the year 1994 BSNL (then DOT) was the backbone of the country’s telecom network with 100% market share along with MTNL.Thereafter the Monopoly position is slowly started to decline, but the deceleration phase have been increasing year after year steadily particularly after 2003. The Overall Market Share of BSNL from the level of 100% now came down to the level of Single Digit during the month of January 2015 as per the data published by TRAI. BSNL’s overall market share come down to 9.90%. The company’s wireless connections as on 31st January 2015 are 80.15 Million and wireline Connections are 16.80 million whereas the total Telephone connections in India is 979.21 million.

Its mobile market share dipped to 8.42% and its fixed line market share dipped to 62.53% during the same month whereas it was 10.46% and 64.90% respectively as at the end of 31.03.2014. It has lost 1.24 million mobile customers during the month whereas private operators added 8.87 million and it also lost 1.32 lakhs wireline customers. Losses in wireline customer base are happening continuously for more than a decade. It had 29.50 million fixed-line customers in January 2009 now it has come down to 16.80 million as end of January 2015, a decrease of 12.70 million lines in just 6 years. Original post at Telecomtalk

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