BSNL posts highest growth rate third time in April, beats private telcos

Public sector telecom operator BSNL has registered the highest growth in April this year by providing new wireless connections. The company recorded 1.32 percent growth this year in April, beating the private sector telecom operators for the third time in a row.

BSNL released a statement saying, “Growth of BSNL in April 2016 is 1.32 percent against the industry average 0.06 percent. BSNL has given highest growth consistently in last months i.e. February, March, and April.”

The latest data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) highlights that telecom subscriber base grew marginally from 105.88 crore to 105.92 crore in April. During the same period, mobile subscriber base witnessed a growth of 0.06 percent. The number now stands at 103.42 crore.

BSNL Board director R.K. Mittal remarked that they were thankful to their esteemed customers for reposing faith in them. He said that they were committed to providing the best services to their customers.

As mentioned earlier, BSNL leads the pack by adding 11.39 lakh subscribers in April, followed by Bharti Airtel, who saw 9.78 lakh subscribers during the same month. Aircel registered 5.72 lakh subscribers, Reliance Communications 1.1 lakh, Vodafone added 46,600, Quadrant of Videocon group witnessed 25,012 new connections and MTNL 11,591.

Companies who saw a decline in their customer base includes Tata Teleservices, Idea Cellular, Sistema, and Telenor.