BSNL revenue drops 18% due to competition and quality issues

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Reliance Jio Overtakes Vodafone To Become 2nd Largest Indian Telco by Revenue

BSNL reported gross revenue of Rs 4305.53 crore within the September quarter of 2018 towards Rs 5,244.79 crore within the September quarter of 2017, TRAI report reveals.
The 17.9 p.c drop in revenue displays hyper competition within the Indian Telecom Companies enterprise.

BSNL’s gross revenue was Rs 5,294.three crore within the June quarter of 2018 as in contrast with Rs

5,106.97 crore within the March quarter of 2018 and Rs 4,724.46 crore within the December quarter of 2017.

BSNL has 9.73 p.c share within the Indian cell phone Companies market in August 2018 as towards Airtel’s 29.64 p.c. BSNL has 20.35 million broadband – wi-fi and wireline – subscribers.

BSNL has 52.79 p.c share within the Indian fastened cellphone Companies market in August 2018. BSNL has 9.16 million wired broadband clients as towards Bharti Airtel’s 2.24 million clients within the wired broadband market.

BSNL has 11.19 million cell knowledge clients. Reliance Jio, the market chief, has 239.23 million cell knowledge clients.

India added 9.eight million wi-fi subscribers within the Telecom sector. Jio added 12.2 million subscribers, led by the launch of 4G characteristic telephones, whereas different telcos both reported flat subscriber development or a decline, India Ratings and Research mentioned.

Jio’s wi-fi market share for August 2018 elevated to 20.5 p.c from 19.6 p.c in July 2018. BSNL’s subscriber base fell 0.6 p.c.

Intense competition, Jio’s aggressive advertising and marketing technique and aggressive tariff plan among the many key incumbents have led to a decline in general ARPU ranges over the past two years. ARPU for key gamers fell to 100-105 throughout 1QFY19 from 140-150 in 4QFY17.

Key Telecom operators are actually focussing low tariff plans coupled with massive knowledge allowance at a low value, placing downward stress on ARPU ranges. Indian telcos are focussing on offering content material freebies to enhance subscriber stickiness via OTT platforms.

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