GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 883
TO BE ANSWERED ON 30.11.2006
Performance of MTNL BSNL
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?
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