GSM and CDMA Mobile Subscriber Base Declines in September – 2012, Aircel and BSNL Leads in New Subscribers Additions

India’s mobile subscriber base (GSM and CDMA) decreased from 908.36 million in August 2012 to 906.62 million at the end of September 2012, registering a monthly negative growth of -0.19%.  Aircel and BSNL emerged as market leaders in new subscribers addition during the month amid the declining trend of mobile subscriber base of all GSM biggies like Airtel Vodafone and Idea.

This the th 3rd consecutive month where as decline registered in Wireless  (GSM and CDMA mobile) subscriber base of country and it is due to large scale disconnections of non-active subscribers by many operators.

According to TRAI, the biggest loss in user base came from Bharti Airtel and followed by all GSM Biggies – Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and CDMA operators Tata Docomo and MTS India

Bharti Airtel lost 9,816,21 Idea Cellular and Vodafone India  each lost 3,25,818 and 6,86,183 subscribers in September 2012. Aircel  and BSNL leading in the new subscriber additions. Aircel added 655,000 customers followed by BSNL which has added 3,93,016 new subscribers in September 2012.

Tata Docomo (GSM and CDMA) also lost over 2,76,238 customers, While Reliance Communications (Rcom) and Reliance Telecom (GSM and CDMA) has added over 2,13,444 users and Pure CDMA operators MTS India losses over 2,49,162 customers. National telecom back bone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) added 3,93,016 GSM subscribers which is 2nd highest additions in the month of September  2012.

Mr.R K. Upadhyay, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) said “I am unable to recall if BSNL ever lead market in terms of new subscriber additions.

Addition of  second highest number of customers by BSNL in September acknowledges hard work of BSNL employees and improvement in the network.” 

Active Mobile Subscribers : Out of the total 906.62 million mobile subscribers,  only 698.96 million were active on the date of Peak VLR for the month of September 2012. The proportion of VLR subscribers is approximately 77.10% of the total wireless subscriber base reported by the service providers to TRAI.

Circle-wise Active Mobile Users : Circle-wise, Maharashtra has the highest proportion of VLR subscribers with 84.71% followed by J&K (84.55%) and Madhya Pradesh (81.99%); Tamil Nadu (including Chennai) has the lowest proportion with 68.58% in September 2012. 

Service Provider wise Active Mobile Users : Idea Cellular leads the tally with 94.46% followed by Bharti Airtel (91.83%) in September 2012.

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  • s. ramachandran November 17, 2012 5:18 pm

    BSNL CAN DO EVEN BETTER IF IT’S TOP MANAGEMENT IS AUTONOMOUS . IT NEEDS SKILLED MANAGERS AT TOP LEVEL NOT BEUROCRATS. ITS SERVICE WILL ALSO IMPROVE AUTOMATICALLY.

  • Jayaprasad November 15, 2012 7:25 pm

    bsnl giving good service

  • Arjun Chandrashekar November 15, 2012 6:30 pm

    @Amit.G
    tHE MAIN PART IS THAT AIRCEL IS PROVIDING 3G IN SOUTH KARNATAKA AND NOT IN NORTH FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO WIKIPEDIA – AIRCEL
    AIRCEL IS GIVING 2G SERVICES USING TD ICRA AND HAS A NEGATIVE RESPONSE DUE TO THIS KIND OF ICRA AIRCEL IS SHUTTING OFF IT’S ICRA ONLY

  • GAURAV b November 14, 2012 3:31 pm

    @Tushar Gaikwad
    +1
    i use MTNL(BSNL) BROADBAND SERVICE and i’m totally fine with it. I pay Rs 450/pm and get kbps in day and mbps in night. as promised. moreover their 3g is dirt cheap. For Rs 2500 for 2 months you get unlimited 3g, with no FUP, and all over india roaming. I dont think that these private looters will even imagine to give such a service..

  • GAURAV November 14, 2012 3:30 pm

    @Tushar Gaikwad
    +1
    i use MTNL(BSNL) BROADBAND SERVICE and i’m totally fine with it. I pay Rs 450/pm and get kbps in day and mbps in night. as promised. moreover their 3g is dirt cheap. For Rs 2500 for 2 months you get unlimited 3g, with no FUP, and all over india roaming. I dont think that these private looters will even imagine to give such a service.

  • Sudhakar November 12, 2012 7:45 pm

    Techfrick :

    Unlimited 3G data (128 Kbps after FUP) is being provided by Aircel Tamilnadu. But there is no 3G coverage in my place. BSNL is not providing unlimited 3G plans with differential speed.

  • techfrick November 12, 2012 11:36 am

    Sudhakar :
    V.P.Guru :
    BSNL people neither accepting their fault nor providing a solution. Then think how much anger I will have on BSNL. They are billing for 24 hours, but there is no provision for 24 hours problem rectification (the people at 1500 and 1504 are useless). How will this become fair?.
    The say that 10 AM to 01:00 PM and 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM is their working hours. But no one attends the call (when I call to the SDE, SDO or DE) offine landline at 11 AM and at 04:30 PM.
    Atleast private operators call us and offer better services (in mobile when we port out). But the BSNL people don’t care even if we surrender the connection. Then judge the caring tendency.
    But I do agree that BSNL GSM mobile has 99% coverage in rural and remote areas.
    Commonly saying BSNL is worst in terms of customer care and problem rectification.
    BSNL broadband, mobile or any other services under it do not have proper individual email ID to report the complaint. They say to call DE, SDE, SDO bla bla. How will a new customer / beginner know about this?.
    cmdbsnl@bsnl.co.in is waste and I don’t want to talk about that because the people at this email address just forward to the concerned circle officer and do not scold the officials for negligence in duty.
    I have to stick to BSNL because only Airtel has 3G in my area. Of course saying once again, I am living in a TECHNOLOGICALLY SLUM COUNTRY (India).
    Since I use 15 GB a month (antivirus updates every week for my PC and daily for my laptop and other software updates and regular browsing). So 3G will not be economical for me in case of India.
    Sweden, Norway, Japan have already jumped to 4G after successful usage of 3G.
    But 4G is launched only in 2 or 3 cities in India without the success of 3G !!!!. What a shame on Indian telecom !!!.
    According to India, new technologies just come and go like DURANTO EXPRESS (non stop I mean) without reaching most of the coverage area and people.

    you are correct, 3G is not for high downloading, rather we can say it a emergency service for high speed browsing. Well, we cant blame operators also, if they provide unlimited 3G data plans, network will experience heavy pressure, finally it will collapse..

  • arun kr singh November 12, 2012 10:47 am

    wat ever any operrators may complain but bsnl is the best.comletly clean & fair.

  • Sudhakar November 10, 2012 11:09 pm

    V.P.Guru :

    BSNL people neither accepting their fault nor providing a solution. Then think how much anger I will have on BSNL. They are billing for 24 hours, but there is no provision for 24 hours problem rectification (the people at 1500 and 1504 are useless). How will this become fair?.

    The say that 10 AM to 01:00 PM and 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM is their working hours. But no one attends the call (when I call to the SDE, SDO or DE) offine landline at 11 AM and at 04:30 PM.

    Atleast private operators call us and offer better services (in mobile when we port out). But the BSNL people don’t care even if we surrender the connection. Then judge the caring tendency.

    But I do agree that BSNL GSM mobile has 99% coverage in rural and remote areas.

    Commonly saying BSNL is worst in terms of customer care and problem rectification.

    BSNL broadband, mobile or any other services under it do not have proper individual email ID to report the complaint. They say to call DE, SDE, SDO bla bla. How will a new customer / beginner know about this?.

    cmdbsnl@bsnl.co.in is waste and I don’t want to talk about that because the people at this email address just forward to the concerned circle officer and do not scold the officials for negligence in duty.

    I have to stick to BSNL because only Airtel has 3G in my area. Of course saying once again, I am living in a TECHNOLOGICALLY SLUM COUNTRY (India).

    Since I use 15 GB a month (antivirus updates every week for my PC and daily for my laptop and other software updates and regular browsing). So 3G will not be economical for me in case of India.

    Sweden, Norway, Japan have already jumped to 4G after successful usage of 3G.
    But 4G is launched only in 2 or 3 cities in India without the success of 3G !!!!. What a shame on Indian telecom !!!.

    According to India, new technologies just come and go like DURANTO EXPRESS (non stop I mean) without reaching most of the coverage area and people.

  • V.P.Guru November 10, 2012 7:12 pm

    S.Sudhakar :
    To all :
    You didn’t unstand my point. They configured only 741 Kbps upload speed in their switch (for my connection). I will get the speed only according to the chosen plan and not according to the switch speed. So If they configure atleast 850 Kbps only I will get 100% speed of 768 Kbps.
    I don’t bother about the contention ratio. I must get the speed that I am promised for. Even I may have financial difficulties. Shall I pay only part of the broadband rental and forget about the remaining amount?. What do you say for this?.
    Ask others in the case of Kuwait, Japan etc. The home broadband is going in Gbps.

    Mr. Sudhakar, I solution for your problem.
    1. You can come out from BSNL and go for 3G broadband service provide by PRIVATE operators,
    2. Wait till 4G introduction to get very high speed like japanese or kuwaitians (India is technologically DEVELOPING country. It take some time to GROW),
    3. Just try to tolerate with BSNL and use IDM for more download speed…

    I’m financially not too strong and using internet @ 450/per month and downloading average of 10GB/per month… At present no operator is providing plan like this. So, even i’m benefited for paying 90% of service… Please don’t think that i’m supporting BSNL. I’m just supporting their COST AND SERVICE BALANCE.
    Kindly, do share if you came across good plans and offers.

  • S.Sudhakar November 10, 2012 10:26 am

    See the fourth last condition in this rule : bsnl.co.in:9080/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/broadband/new_BB_postpaid.html

    Look at the 750 plan info here : bsnl.co.in:9080/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/broadband/BB_home_only_unlim.html

    Look at the other combo broadband plan info here : bsnl.co.in:9080/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/broadband/BB_combo_plan.html

    The speed will be upto 2 Mbps only in case of limited COMBO plans. Look properly.

  • S.Sudhakar November 10, 2012 10:20 am

    To all :
    You didn’t unstand my point. They configured only 741 Kbps upload speed in their switch (for my connection). I will get the speed only according to the chosen plan and not according to the switch speed. So If they configure atleast 850 Kbps only I will get 100% speed of 768 Kbps.

    I don’t bother about the contention ratio. I must get the speed that I am promised for. Even I may have financial difficulties. Shall I pay only part of the broadband rental and forget about the remaining amount?. What do you say for this?.

    Ask others in the case of Kuwait, Japan etc. The home broadband is going in Gbps.

  • Ramit November 9, 2012 11:11 pm

    @S.Sudhakar
    Well Broadband can never promise to-the point 100% speed due to its inherent design which is contention based i.e., one has to share the bandwidth with others.Most Indian ISPs have a contention ratio of around 1:50, i.e. the same channel bandwidth is shared by 50 users.So, you get different speeds depending on network congestion at different time of the day.But if there are no line issues the variations are not much + or -20%.Also the Upload speed is roughly one-fourth the max download speed.
    Thats why most ISP mention the bandwidth as upto 2Mbps or upto 4Mbps & so on.

  • V.P.Guru November 9, 2012 8:26 pm

    Vijayakumar L :
    The Broad band net connectivity speed are depending upon the various factors like intermediate networks, destination server performance, local computer specifications and virus package configuration setting and performance etc. Even when the full band width is provided by BSNL, you at times may not get this full benefits due these factors. Still BSNL is the best service provider in the Broad Band sectors.
    It seems our friend Mr. Sudhakar is having biased views about the Customer Care of BSNL. I don’t say they are excellent, but they are giving very good services comparing other service providers and also a customer can meet any higher official in case of complaint which is highly unimaginable in the other service provider’s centers.
    As there are various schemes and offers and that also changed frequently, sometimes the staff at the counter may not be that up to date but you can always meet or call the in-charge of the customer service centers and certainly get your doubt clarified.

    100% True… I experienced it. I contact officials to get refund from BSNL.
    BSNL Broad band service is best. I rarely came through problem in my connection.
    Mr. Sudhakar, If you are not satisfy with the service of BSNL Broadband then you may get out and go for 3G Services operated by private telecom’s…

  • WiMAX November 9, 2012 7:50 pm

    i think now every operator gets their revenue margin better as inactive customers are swiped…

  • S.Sudhakar November 9, 2012 2:07 pm

    To H.G. Munshi :
    Why are you supporting BSNL’s fraud?. I must get 768 Kbps upload speed. I using Rs.750 combo plan. If an operator can provide only 90% speed, whats wrong in paying only 90% rental (that is Rs.675 instead of Rs.750)?. Tell me.

    Just saying, go to Japan and see. Home broadband speed is more than 100 times fast compared to India.Do not tell be to go to Japan and reside. Think with logic. I know that the above is not possible in this TECHNOLOGICALLY SLUM COUNTRY (INDIA). But I am paying my money and its my right to demand 100% speed.
    Ok?.

  • himharbal November 9, 2012 1:17 pm

    BSNL regularly disconnection inactive number on every 3month since last one year. so that BSNL not need to disconnect large number of connection one time like other operator,i thin private operators are sleeping for this point and they get wake up late now days. @Nilanjan Nandi

    @ashish

  • H.G. Munshi November 9, 2012 12:09 pm

    @age
    BSNL is already working on it sir.

  • H.G. Munshi November 9, 2012 12:05 pm

    @Gajanan
    BSNL= Best Service No Loot

  • H.G. Munshi November 9, 2012 12:02 pm

    @chinto
    JUST to loot and scoot.

  • H.G. Munshi November 9, 2012 12:01 pm

    @S.Sudhakar
    In every Broadband plan speed limit is upto 2mbps, or as per plan.. it means u can have the speed between this speed limit.. not 100%

  • Pike November 9, 2012 10:59 am

    Kingston :
    In tamilnadu, AIRCEL re launched ‘neeyum naanum pack’ with new cal rates. Now you can speak between the jodi number at 5p/min and sms between jodi number 1p/sms. This plan really helpful for lovers and couples…. And in TAmilnadu, AIRCEL full talk time starts from rs.100. This kind of innovative products only aircel leads in the race. Congrats aircel for your success in PAN india level.

    Aircel failed to provide best offers to their existing customers and to attract the new customers it offer these type of offers (do u know the tariff validity of neeum naanum pack is only 6 months and after tat both numbers will go the base tariff i.e 1.5p/sec and there is no option for the same tariff again, so if u want same offer again means u need to buy another two sims) ! The basic ratecutter to make loc call at 30p we need to recharge for rs.64 and bsnl provides it for rs.35 in seconds tariff ! So it joins with airtel and vodafone as it has the same quality ! Many times call is not get connected easily and frequent fluctuation in signal are major network error in aircel ! Cost should equal to quality otherwise its simply waste ! Even new operator uninor got gud network and gud tariff but they shutdown in TN !

  • S.Sudhakar November 9, 2012 10:50 am

    To Kingston :

    Yes. Airtel is costly. One has to put Rs.169 booster pack for all local mobile calls within TN. Where as IDEA offers the same benefits for Rs.22 (60 days) and Rs.68 (all India Rs.0.30) for 90 days. Even Aircel is costly. Rs.144 for 90 days. BSNL is better. Rs.35 for 30 days (including landline).

    The only bottom side of BSNL is that all calls on 31st Dec, 01st Jan, 14th Feb, Deepaavali day and 25th Dec will be charged as per base plan.

  • Gowrishankar November 9, 2012 10:49 am

    @Kingston Brother why you are using airtel..better you go to BSNL they provide 35 rs 1p/2 sec for 30 days validaty.. If you activate this in SMS format means you will be charged 31…Rs (i dono exactly but Below 32 Rs only).charged.. and good coverage in Tamil nadu also better better than Airtel and Vodafone…

  • Vijayakumar L November 9, 2012 10:47 am

    The Broad band net connectivity speed are depending upon the various factors like intermediate networks, destination server performance, local computer specifications and virus package configuration setting and performance etc. Even when the full band width is provided by BSNL, you at times may not get this full benefits due these factors. Still BSNL is the best service provider in the Broad Band sectors.
    It seems our friend Mr. Sudhakar is having biased views about the Customer Care of BSNL. I don’t say they are excellent, but they are giving very good services comparing other service providers and also a customer can meet any higher official in case of complaint which is highly unimaginable in the other service provider’s centers.
    As there are various schemes and offers and that also changed frequently, sometimes the staff at the counter may not be that up to date but you can always meet or call the in-charge of the customer service centers and certainly get your doubt clarified.

  • Kingston November 9, 2012 10:15 am

    The results reflects the call tariff hike of AIRTEL. In TAmilnadu, they are charging 69rs for local calls 30p scheme for just 30 days and 90rs for local and std calls at 30p/min. People will not support these incumbent players any more. TRAI atleast allow two new operators to control the tariff.

  • Kingston November 9, 2012 10:10 am

    In tamilnadu, AIRCEL re launched ‘neeyum naanum pack’ with new cal rates. Now you can speak between the jodi number at 5p/min and sms between jodi number 1p/sms. This plan really helpful for lovers and couples…. And in TAmilnadu, AIRCEL full talk time starts from rs.100. This kind of innovative products only aircel leads in the race. Congrats aircel for your success in PAN india level.

  • S.Sudhakar November 9, 2012 9:23 am

    I am using BSNL broadband since May 2009. They never provide 100% bandwidth. The upload speed for 1 Mbps and above must be 768 Kbps. But they configured only 741 Kbps. No use after complaining.

    The customer care at BSNL mobile is worst in such a way that they don’t know whether a booster pack’s benefits are applicable on festive days or not. I called to clarify whether voice booster benefits are available in festive days. They did not respond and blocked access to customer care. When I called 198, the IVR for complaining landline complaints is getting played.

  • sapattu raman November 9, 2012 9:13 am

    PD :
    Negative Growth ! Very interesting statement ! Don’t know whether the stateholders are visiting TT and reading the acerbic comments marinated with ***** ! It is high time to put an end to the open “brazenness” with which the Biggies are increasing/decreasing/changing the tariffs and plans ! Moderate way to confuse and robe! The writings on the wall is clear “Don’t take the subscribers for granted !” The private players unscrupulously eat up the prepaid balance by unilaterally activating VAS thru SMSs and Flash messages. If TRAI ask for data it will find that majority of subscribers are calling “198? expecting “refund” or for just “shut-up” and “stop” the VAS for ever! Biggies can expect much more growth (sic) of this kind in the coming months !

    PD :
    Negative Growth ! Very interesting statement ! Don’t know whether the stateholders are visiting TT and reading the acerbic comments marinated with ***** ! It is high time to put an end to the open “brazenness” with which the Biggies are increasing/decreasing/changing the tariffs and plans ! Moderate way to confuse and robe! The writings on the wall is clear “Don’t take the subscribers for granted !” The private players unscrupulously eat up the prepaid balance by unilaterally activating VAS thru SMSs and Flash messages. If TRAI ask for data it will find that majority of subscribers are calling “198? expecting “refund” or for just “shut-up” and “stop” the VAS for ever!

    I DARE NOT keep any main balance in my wife & kid’s pre paid sims (two each)
    Kid: Uninor =rs 21 -3000 seconds local pack + rs 39/30 days/200 sms a day pack & reliance GSM also some local pack
    wife: also same Reliance GSM small STD + Uninor Rs 158-21000 seconds or so local pack.
    Mine= Prepaid reliance GSM-Rs 14 sms pack (+rs 0.05p/sms) active and main balance. (last 3-4 years 50p/min for local/std/roaming in effect)I usually do rs 110 or so full balance top up.
    3 android phones (used only for data ) have zero balance and use monthly 2G/3G data packs from Vodafone or Idea prepaid sims .

  • sapattu raman November 9, 2012 9:13 am

    PD :
    Negative Growth ! Very interesting statement ! Don’t know whether the stateholders are visiting TT and reading the acerbic comments marinated with ***** ! It is high time to put an end to the open “brazenness” with which the Biggies are increasing/decreasing/changing the tariffs and plans ! Moderate way to confuse and robe! The writings on the wall is clear “Don’t take the subscribers for granted !” The private players unscrupulously eat up the prepaid balance by unilaterally activating VAS thru SMSs and Flash messages. If TRAI ask for data it will find that majority of subscribers are calling “198? expecting “refund” or for just “shut-up” and “stop” the VAS for ever! Biggies can expect much more growth (sic) of this kind in the coming months !

    PD :
    Negative Growth ! Very interesting statement ! Don’t know whether the stateholders are visiting TT and reading the acerbic comments marinated with ***** ! It is high time to put an end to the open “brazenness” with which the Biggies are increasing/decreasing/changing the tariffs and plans ! Moderate way to confuse and robe! The writings on the wall is clear “Don’t take the subscribers for granted !” The private players unscrupulously eat up the prepaid balance by unilaterally activating VAS thru SMSs and Flash messages. If TRAI ask for data it will find that majority of subscribers are calling “198? expecting “refund” or for just “shut-up” and “stop” the VAS for ever!

    I DARE NOT keep any main balance in my wife & kid’s pre paid sims (two each)
    Kid: Uninor =rs 21 -3000 seconds local pack + rs 39/30 days/200 sms a day pack & reliance GSM also some local pack
    wife: also same Reliance GSM small STD + Uninor Rs 158-21000 seconds or so local pack.
    Mine= Prepaid reliance GSM-Rs 14 sms pack (+rs 0.05p/sms) active and main balance. (last 3-4 years 50p/min for local/std/roaming in effect)I usually do rs 110 or so full balance top up.
    3 android phones (used only for data ) have zero balance and use monthly 2G/3G data packs from Vodafone or Idea prepaid sims .

  • sapattu raman November 9, 2012 9:02 am

    ashish :

    age :
    Remember BSNL also has to at one stage disconnect inactive subscribers.The private operators are taking this action to avoid possible negative impact one the NEW Subscriber Acquision Form formalities are put in place. But BSNL is sleeping. The figures are not real.@Anup kumar i

    Dear BSNL is also reutilizing old numbers bt dissconnecting unusable old numbers. So this figure of BSNL is NET FIGURE of the PSU.

    I bought a BSNL 3G prepaid sim and used rs 4500/ 3G data -6 months pack and never recharged again (Tnadu). Sim Got Disconnected after a 6 months or so with out fresh recharge. since BSNL 3G no longer cheap did not bother and let it go. ByeBye BSNL3G and welcome MTNL 3G is the current story.

  • sapattu raman November 9, 2012 8:55 am

    Amit Kumar :
    The game has started. It looks on the face of it that telcos were misrepresenting the subscriber base as allocation of spectrum was linked to subscriber threshold earlier but since the free meal has been stopped, THNX to CAG, and telcos have now been asked to pay for the scarce natural resources, the subscriber base has been put to test…….( QoQ )

    True !! I no longer see sims sold for nothing or for rs 10 in street corners !
    No more rs 10 sim – 30-40 rs talk time etc.
    since getting new sims is going to be tough ,I got to keep all the existing un used sims alive by switching it on once in a while & send sms to them may be! (mostly got for free data or data offers/Aircel/Airtel/Voda/Idea etc)

  • Arif November 9, 2012 6:41 am

    @Sudipta

    Disadvantage of using connections from one service provider is that if some thing goes wrong with the service provide all the people of family gets affected, for example, if every one in family is using BSNL and if its network goes down every one in family will disconnected from each other.

  • deb November 9, 2012 2:50 am

    AMIO BSNL K KHUBBBBBBBBBBBBBB VALOBASI……….EKHON NETWORK TAO BESH VALO HOYE GACHHEEE KOLKATA R WEST BENGAL A……….OFFERS GULO O BESH ATTRACTIVE DICHHEE…….

  • Nilanjan Nandi November 9, 2012 12:41 am

    Sudipta :
    I am with BSNL from last Sixteen years and using BSNL Broadband, Landline, Mobile. No issue till today. My all relatives are using BSNL and we are happy with BSNL.

    great

  • ashish November 9, 2012 12:37 am

    age :
    Remember BSNL also has to at one stage disconnect inactive subscribers.The private operators are taking this action to avoid possible negative impact one the NEW Subscriber Acquision Form formalities are put in place. But BSNL is sleeping. The figures are not real.@Anup kumar i

    Dear BSNL is also reutilizing old numbers bt dissconnecting unusable old numbers. So this figure of BSNL is NET FIGURE of the PSU.

  • ashish November 9, 2012 12:35 am

    Sudipta :
    I am with BSNL from last Sixteen years and using BSNL Broadband, Landline, Mobile. No issue till today. My all relatives are using BSNL and we are happy with BSNL.

    +1

  • dungari November 9, 2012 12:05 am

    BSNL APNAVO DES BACHAVO…

  • zeeshan November 8, 2012 10:16 pm

    @Sudipta
    Great.

  • sayan November 8, 2012 10:15 pm

    very gud
    am happy that airtel nd vodafone lost customers
    both r just increasing tarrifs without letting us know

  • Sudipta November 8, 2012 8:15 pm

    I am with BSNL from last Sixteen years and using BSNL Broadband, Landline, Mobile. No issue till today. My all relatives are using BSNL and we are happy with BSNL.

  • Amit Kumar November 8, 2012 7:59 pm

    The game has started. It looks on the face of it that telcos were misrepresenting the subscriber base as allocation of spectrum was linked to subscriber threshold earlier but since the free meal has been stopped, THNX to CAG, and telcos have now been asked to pay for the scarce natural resources, the subscriber base has been put to test. The policy of free spectrum which was started in 2001 should have been changed later as the telecom sector started booming but the govt chose to ignore it for unknown reasons and when CAG pointed it out, ppl within govt ironically started questioning CAG and Kapil Sibal even started appearing on TV and claim that there was ZERO LOSS ( hilarious ).
    In another news the Q2 profit of Bharti Airtel is down by 29.8 percent ( QoQ )

  • Dev November 8, 2012 7:39 pm

    I believe only in BSNL. It is only fair telecom service provider

  • age November 8, 2012 7:16 pm

    Remember BSNL also has to at one stage disconnect inactive subscribers.The private operators are taking this action to avoid possible negative impact one the NEW Subscriber Acquision Form formalities are put in place. But BSNL is sleeping. The figures are not real.@Anup kumar i

  • zeeshan November 8, 2012 7:09 pm

    @Sumit Baran Majumdar
    I too. It is Best.

  • truth_finder November 8, 2012 6:54 pm

    Thumbs up to KERALA TERM CELL ,(The resource monitoring wing of DOT). It has identified fake connections and established to the TSPs that they are showing a wrong figure as far as the total number of connections are concerned. TERM ,Kerala has imposed huge penalty on operators like Idea,Voda ,Airtel ,RCL ect.. Alarmed by this the TSPs started disconnectiong the fake connections . Now for the last two month the result is _ve teledensity growth. But the cleaning is not yet over. Had other TERM cells in India showed this courage the country would have got the exact figures by this time . Also a lot of criminal activities would have stopped. But unfortunately the rest of the country is either not showing thier merit or following the ex minister RAJA

  • Sumit Baran Majumdar November 8, 2012 6:50 pm

    BSNL is totally fair. I love BSNL. I am using BSNL Broadband, EVDO and GSM. BSNL is the best.

  • Anup kumar November 8, 2012 6:32 pm

    Now the actual picture will be clear, Active subscribers are real subs. Oct.12 on wardes BSNL will rise as true Telecom leader.

  • PD November 8, 2012 6:31 pm

    Jogi Ram :
    Dear Sir,
    If possible interrogate the VLR data of Bharti Airtel. It is very true and possible that wrong data is reported to stay market leader and get undue benefits of market. BSNL is continuosly doing better and to the rules whereas cases of pvt operator for issuing thousands of sim on same identity is nothing but malpractice to add more subscribers and attract the suscribers and share holders.

    U said it ! The private players are to be blamed for the malice ! The result is – The Mobile Number Crunch and DOT Tightening Norms etc. !

  • PD November 8, 2012 6:27 pm

    Vishnu :
    BSNL IS THE BEST SERVICE PROVIDER THAN ANY NETWORK………

    Yes, Kerala (BSNL)circle has reason to boast off in all aspects ! Those at the helm means “business” and the results show it !

  • nithin November 8, 2012 6:08 pm

    bsnl have more covorage,but no stability

  • Amit.G November 8, 2012 5:41 pm

    Retailers are telling that AIRCEL will shut its operations in karnataka within 2 months. Already Aircel has stopped 3G services in North Karnataka which includes almost 15 cities.

  • Vishnu November 8, 2012 5:39 pm

    BSNL IS THE BEST SERVICE PROVIDER THAN ANY NETWORK………

  • Sayantan Saha November 8, 2012 5:10 pm

    vodafone,improve ur performance

  • Pramod Sharan November 8, 2012 4:45 pm

    BSNL is the best in service as well as in rate.

  • Jogi Ram November 8, 2012 3:45 pm

    Dear Sir,
    If possible interrogate the VLR data of Bharti Airtel. It is very true and possible that wrong data is reported to stay market leader and get undue benefits of market. BSNL is continuosly doing better and to the rules whereas cases of pvt operator for issuing thousands of sim on same identity is nothing but malpractice to add more subscribers and attract the suscribers and share holders.

  • PD November 8, 2012 3:45 pm

    Negative Growth ! Very interesting statement ! Don’t know whether the stateholders are visiting TT and reading the acerbic comments marinated with ***** ! It is high time to put an end to the open “brazenness” with which the Biggies are increasing/decreasing/changing the tariffs and plans ! Moderate way to confuse and robe! The writings on the wall is clear “Don’t take the subscribers for granted !” The private players unscrupulously eat up the prepaid balance by unilaterally activating VAS thru SMSs and Flash messages. If TRAI ask for data it will find that majority of subscribers are calling “198″ expecting “refund” or for just “shut-up” and “stop” the VAS for ever! Biggies can expect much more growth (sic) of this kind in the coming months !

  • sunny November 8, 2012 3:25 pm

    BSNL IS SIMPLY BEST, NO EFFECT FROM DISCONNECTION…BECAUSE ITS USERS ARE PERMANENT AND AS ALL THE RULES ARE FOLLOWED BY PRIVATE OPERATOR THEN U WILL SEE THE REAL PICTURE.. N SEE WHO IS BEST…BECAUSE ITS VERY TOUGH TO WORK IN SUCH A COMPETITIVE SECTOR WHILE MAINTAING ALL THE RULES N REGULATION…

  • KUNHIRAMAN KACHARA November 8, 2012 3:23 pm

    I think BSNL will last all . ie the Sub base report from Aug to Sept 2012

  • Gajanan November 8, 2012 3:22 pm

    BSNL is adding subscribers, good1…BSNL Keep it Up.!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tharun George November 8, 2012 2:26 pm

    So this trend will continue till we reach 700 million?

    Last article was about number running out. Looks Subscribers are now running out.

  • Saurabh November 8, 2012 1:12 pm

    Airtel has only 70.37 percent of active users and company is reporting false report of VLR data just to stay the market leader. If they de-activate SIMs not used from 2 months, the figure will reduce by atleast 2 crores.