BSNL + MTNL (BSNL): India Wireless Telecom - 2013

Source: TRAI (March 2013)

BSNL with 7.9% market share is the 5th largest mobile telecom player in India …
·         BSNL Mobile is the fifth largest wireless telecom player in India with 7.9% market share in terms of active mobile subscribers

·         Total subscriber base of BSNL stood at 106.20 million while just 53.45% of its subscriber base is active at the end of March 2013.Active subscriber base proportion is significantly lower for BSNL compared with Airtel, Vodafone and Idea

·         During FY2013, active subscriber base of BSNL increased by 2.14% to 56.77 million. This is significantly lower compared with growth rate of 5.86% for overall wireless telecom market in India

·         Andhra Pradesh with 6.26 million active mobile subscribers remains the largest market for BSNL followed by Kerala (5.00 million), Maharashtra (4.78 million), Tamil Nadu (4.63 million), and U.P. <East>(4.58 million)

·         During FY2013, Maharashtra posted highest growth for BSNL in terms of active mobile subscriber addition at 14.11% followed by J&K (12.28%), Kerala (9.24%), Gujarat (5.91%) and Madhya Pradesh (5.75%)

·         Out of 22 circles where BSNL is operating 8 telecom circles witnessed negative growth for active mobile subscriber addition which clearly indicates considerable trouble for the company going forward

·         BSNL does not hold either of top two positions in any of the telecom circles in India while it ranks 3rd in five telecom markets. Notably, MTNL ranks poor 6th in Mumbai and 7th in Delhi showing no signs of revival and waiting for death due to non-performance

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