Trivandrum: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Kerala Circle has reported an increase of Rs. 250 crores in its revenue in the last financial year. The Circle revenue has grown to Rs. 2,844 crores in 2014-15 as against Rs. 2,593 crores in 2013-14.
This was announced by Shri M S S Rao ITS, CGM – Telecom, BSNL Kerala Circle while addressing a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram today. “The reported revenue is the highest among all BSNL circles and we are expecting an enhanced profit also. BSNL Kerala has been an exemption all these years, increasing its profit every year. We have also been successful in improving the overall performance”, he said.
In order to promote its dwindling landline business, BSNL has announced unlimited free calling during night hours from its landline phones to all networks on an all India basis from May 01, 2015. In addition to this, as a special offer the installation charges for new landline and broadband connections have been waived of a period of one month only in Kerala circle.
As on March 31, 2015; BSNL has 24,71,371 landline connections and 62,84,889 mobile connections (2G+3G) in its Kerala circle which also includes Lakshadweep. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) saw a net addition of 6,51,207 connections.
Over all, BSNL is second among all telecom operators in Kerala with a market share of 26.74% and among the wireless players, BSNL is at third position.
“In the last one year, the number of Customer Service Centres in Kerala Circle has increased from 268 to 426 as part of our Mission 500 initiative. We have also launched two separate call centres, one for Wireline and the other for Wireless customer, functioning out of Technopark, Trivandrum. This will go a long way in serving our customers”, Rao added.
BSNL has lined up several ambitious plans for its Kerala circle including setting up of 1,113 Wi-Fi hotspots at public places with Wi-Fi offload solutions. To start off with, locations in Kochi and Kozhikode have been identified. This will be implemented through a private partner.
12 Next Generation Network (NGN) exchanges with a capacity of 30,000 lines have been installed. NGN technology will provide both fixed line and broadband from same telephone exchange in addition to video calls and multi-media video conferencing.
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