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BSNL's unlimited night call spurs landline demand

The nationwide unlimited night calls from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd landlines since May 1 has spurred interest for its traditional wired telephones. "In the last two months we have seen growth of 30

  • Published: June 17, 2015 1:17 PM IST
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The nationwide unlimited night calls from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd landlines since May 1 has spurred interest for its traditional wired telephones. Also Read - Jio maintains lead in 4G download speed, Vi in upload in May: TRAI

“In the last two months we have seen growth of 30 per cent in registration for new connection compared to April 2015,” BSNL GM (Calcutta Telephones) responsible for fixed lines, K C Ghosh said. He said demand for reconnection had also jumped by 20-25 percent during this period. Reconnection lines are existing fixed connections which had been barred outgoing and incoming calls for non-payment of bills. Ghosh said currently CalTel has 7.5 lakh fixed lines down from some 14 lakh connections it enjoyed in the best of its times during 2003-04. Also Read - BSNL launches a new cheap Rs 499 broadband plan to take on Airtel Xtreme, JioFiber

Speaking about CalTel’s financial performance BSNL GM finance (CalTel) S Kujur said there had been a positive trend after a few years of negative growth. “There had been revenue growth of 2.15 percent to Rs 675 crore in FY15′ up from Rs 661 crore registered in the previous fiscal,” he said. CalTel’s bottomline continues to bleed with losses. Kujur said FY15′ loss will be around Rs 360 crore down from Rs 398 crore loss in 2013-14. Also Read - BSNL offers 100 minutes free calling with select plans to aid COVID-19, Cyclone Tauktae affected users

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  • Published Date: June 17, 2015 1:17 PM IST



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