Time Ruins Everything
BSNL lost 12.6 lakh subscribers in its bread and butter landline business this June, and taking the 15 lakh subscribers it lost in May, the total loss in twomonths alone comes to almost 28 lakh.
In May, BSNL was the only telco to lose landline subscribers but in June, Bharti and MTNL also together lost about 6,000 subscribers. BSNL’s landline or wireline business decline is a matter of concern since it has, along with MTNL, already allowed complete monopoly to private telcos in the mobile services business – only in the landline segment do the two PSU companies have a little less than 80% market share. But now, here too their market share is obviously dwindling if BSNL loses subscribers.