BSNL added 2.2 million new connections a month in Q1 2016

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2016 16:21 IST
The company said it has added an average 22 lakh new connections every month in the quarter ending March 2016 (BSNL)

The state-owned BSNL today said it has added an average 22 lakh new connections every month in January-March of 2015-16 on the back of rationalisation in tariff rates.

“Per month new gross connections in mobile telephony, which used to be around 8 lakh per month, has gone up to average 22 lakh per month in January-March of 2015-16. The mobile number portability has also become positive,” BSNL said in a statement.

The company, which has announced a slew of measures like free incoming across the country, 80 per cent reduction in call rates for pre-paid customers and the like, plans to intensify its efforts for better network coverage and sharpen focus on customer satisfaction.

Apart from free roaming, BSNL is offering “very competitive” tariff rates such as the per minute plan where it is charging 10 paise per minute for on-Net voice calls and 30 paise/minute for off-Net calls.

For per second plan, the charges are 1 paisa per 3 seconds for on-Net calls and 2 paise/3 second for off-Net calls. Also for data, there is a special tariff voucher for Rs 78, which gives 1 GB data.

“BSNL is providing the best of services and transparent billing with most competitive rates. Rationalisation in tariff rates is helping in turning around BSNL,” R K Mittal, Director (Consumer Mobility), BSNL Board, said.

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