MNP : BSNL Takes The lead In Kerala, Grabs 3,53,416 Subscribers From Private Operators

By July 17th, 2012 AT 12:48 PM

Loosing the ground to grab subscribers in Pan India Mobile Number Portability, India’s National Telecom backbone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) finally getting some good news from its Kerala telecom Circle.

BSNL today announced that it was able to grab around 3,53,416 (net gain) customers from private operators via MNP  in Kerala.

According to A.S. Sukumaran, General Manager, BSNL – Kerala, “till 17th July 2012, total 4,63,661 subscribers moved over to BSNL, while 1,1,0245 connections were ported out from BSNL.”

He further added that ” Kannur SSA of Kerala circle tops with 1,09,379 mobile connections followed by Ernakulam and Kottayam where 93865 and 37964 GSM subscribers respectively, opted BSNL vai MNP. While Alappuzha SSA had the least with just 13283 mobile subscribers opting for the facility to join BSNL.”

Presently BSNL Kerala is 2nd largest mobile service provider with over 72 lakh GSM (2G/3G) mobile subscribers.

Top 10 – Mobile Operators in Kerala  (Subscriber base-wise)

Mobile Operators (GSM/CDMA)

Subscriber Base as on 31st May 2012

Idea Cellular (GSM)

75,40,664

BSNL (GSM)

72,62,335

Vodafone (GSM)

59,78,008

Reliance (CDMA+GSM)

56,02,243

Bharti Airtel  (GSM)

38,93,000

Tata Docomo (CDMA+GSM)

24,06,801

Aircel  (GSM)

18,52,675

Uninor (GSM)

7,42,113

MTS (CDMA)

6,11,582

Videocon (GSM)

150651

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