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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology

 

DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 883

TO BE ANSWERED ON 30.11.2006

Performance of MTNL BSNL

883.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-

a)    whether it is a fact that the market is growing at high rates and all private players are showing high growth; and

 b)    the reasons for which the performance of MTNL/BSNL have shown a downward trend?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(DR. SHAKEEL AHMAD)

(a)    Yes, Sir.

 (b)    MTNL and BSNL are not showing downward trend. But instead, they are rather expanding and showing an upward trend in their respectcive service areas. The growth in subscriber base including fixed and mobile services of MTNL and BSNL is given below:

TOTAL SUBSCRIBER BASE INCLUDING

FIXED AND MOBILE SERVICE S AS ON

MTNLBSNL
31.03.200448,34,4864,16,48,546
31.03.200551,53,4834,69,34,950
31.03.200659,24,4285,51,59,175
30.09.200661,31,9445,76,61,763