MTNL reports a standalone loss of Rs.718 crores in Apr-June 2016 quarter

Struggling PSU telecom operator, Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Ltd. today reported that their standalone loss was at Rs 718.02 crore in the April-June quarter this year down fro Rs 734.24 crore in the same period a year ago. The total income of MTNL from their two operational circles of Mumbai and Delhi also declined by 4.5 per cent to Rs 744.72 crore in April- June quarter from Rs 780.12 crore in the corresponding quarter of 2015-16.


Income from basic telephony and other services declined to Rs 612.74 crore in April-June 2016 from Rs 648.68 crore in the year-ago period. While revenue from cellular GSM services declined to Rs 163.01 crore from Rs 166.33 crore.

During the March – June quarter, the company added only 29587 new GSM subscribers while its nearest competitors added 3-5 times more new subscribers on their network. Though the company had 35,90,443 GSM customers on their network at the end of June, the VLR data shows only 61% of those connections are active.

In the wireline category, MTNL lost over 20,200 connections during the period and now has 34,38,888 active wireless connections.

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Ashish Maharashtra
September 14, 2016 4:42 pm 4:42 PM

I think bsnl mtnl should merge but unions opposing it or mtnl should focus purely on wireline or wireless or should help other private opeators to usr there’s resources

September 14, 2016 4:34 pm 4:34 PM

The very first step to make MTNL profitable would be merging with BSNL.