BSNL’s Average Mobile Data Consumption Increased by 277% in FY 2016-17 in Kerala

There’s no denying the fact that state-run telecom operator BSNL generates most of its revenue in the Kerala circle, where the company has an active user base. According to a new report of, BSNL has made a net profit of Rs. 700 crore for the FY 2016-17.

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The company’s net profit increased by 6.38 percent compared to the last financial year. “The gross revenue earned by Kerala Circle during the current financial year (FY 2016-17) is Rs. 3,104 crore, compared with Rs. 2,955 crore during the previous year,” states the report.

Also, the average mobile data consumption has seen an increase of 277 percent. The average mobile data consumption per data in April 2016 was 49TB, whereas the same has now become 185TB till May 2017. Furthermore, the average monthly mobile data consumption per mobile also has increased from 226MB in April 2016 to 628MB in May 2017, says the report.

BSNL believes that the primary reason behind the growth in data volume is because of the introduction of data-centric offers such as Rs. 339, Rs. 395, and Rs. 333. The plans mentioned above are the best-prepaid plans available in the industry right now. Also, the report says that the PSU is looking at a net profit of Rs. 1000 crore this financial year.

“The increase in revenue and profit was mainly driven by the GSM (growth of 10%), Broadband (5%), FTTH (43%) and Enterprise Business Segments (28 %). The mobile segment registered growth of 10% during 2016-17 in the circle even after stiff competition from rival telecommunication companies, especially Reliance Jio,” said Mr R. Mani, Chief General Manager – BSNL, Kerala Circle.

It is also said that BSNL has seen an uphill in the Landline 49 and BB249 broadband plan. Nearly 34,320 customers have subscribed to the landline LL49 plan and 54,000 customers to the Unlimited BB249 plan. The report also says that the landline customer base of the BSNL Kerala circle stands at 19,98, 232, whereas the broadband user base is 6,81,013, along with a total of 74,75,336 GSM Mobile customers.

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June 5, 2017 1:08 pm 1:08 PM

Nationalist people that promotes national carrier.

Adithya Vardhan
June 4, 2017 4:48 pm 4:48 PM

BSNL vs !dea

Which one is the best?

June 4, 2017 8:30 pm 8:30 PM

It depends on location. But coverage wise bsnl and data wise idea.

June 4, 2017 2:28 pm 2:28 PM

BSNL is a south indian operator. Their network, speeds and everything good only happens in southern area. In north they are pathectic almost non existent.

S Gopal
June 4, 2017 5:03 pm 5:03 PM
The differentiation of BSNL as a South Indian operator is a crude one, unless you assume that only two regions exist in India, that is North and South, while excluding western, eastern and north-eastern regions. There are quite a many states apart from the southern ones where it is dependable and in a few their operations are as good or even better than in certain southern states. BSNL’s operations are on par, with the southern states and union territories, in Gujarat, Odisha and to an extent even Bihar & Jharkhand circles (overall coverage is excellent, but data quite good in… Read more »
June 7, 2017 11:15 am 11:15 AM

In chattisgarh, BSNL is to be commended to installing towers in areas others would not even think of due to Maoist insurgencies etc. BSNL was the first to populate Sukma with towers, the rest followed only after BSNL did it. Many operators still do not have service in outer areas of Sukma district though. Nowadays Jio is doing just fine though.

S Gopal
June 7, 2017 6:01 pm 6:01 PM


June 4, 2017 6:16 pm 6:16 PM

BSNL service is pathetic in Odisha. BSNL is only good at your few southern states. Why lie about Odisha?

S Gopal
June 7, 2017 6:00 pm 6:00 PM
In my extensive travels to many SSAs (excluding Phulbani SSA) in Odisha what one has encountered is that whether highly populated regions or forest areas their voice network is superb, although Airtel finds itself in the top flight with BSNL especially their ability to provide seamless voice coverage across every mile of national highways cutting through the length and breadth of Odisha. I have used the data network in Berhampur SSA, Khurda SSA, Puri SSA, Cuttack SSA, Keonjhar SSA, Balaore SSA, Baripada SSA, Dhenkanal SSA and they have been dependent with H speeds, and within and around urban centres H+… Read more »