BSNL Recharge at the Most Competitive Prices

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BSNL Recharge at the Most Competitive Prices

With liberalization of Indian’s telecom sector that started in the later part of the last century and continued with full speed in the first half of the last decade, the survival of the Government owned BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) has remained a question mark throughout. The dipping revenues and market shares figures of BSNL in the recent past makes this question more relevant.

Having said that the state owned BSNL which is India’s only Government run and the oldest telecom service provider owns 60% of the market share in fixed telephony and had a customer base of 93.29 million in 2015.  It is the fifth largest mobile phone service provider as on date in India providing majorly GSM cellular mobile services.

BSNL recharge is the means by which BSNL customers with prepaid connections can top-up their mobile service so that their mobile connectivity is not hampered or stopped.

As on 31st March 2018, India has the second largest subscriber base in the world for telephone users including fixed and mobile phone users. With almost 412.6 million internet based subscribers, 1.206 billion telephone subscribers and 1183.41 million mobile phone users, the Indian telecom sector has come a long way from the pre-Independence era when the first telegraph line was set up between Kolkata and Diamond Harbour in 1850.

From 1881 when the first telephone exchange was setup in the country to 1960 when the first STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialing) facility was commissioned; from 1980 when the first satellite earth station was established to 1995 when India got its first mobile telephone service started and internet was introduced on the computer systems – it has been a long journey encompassing one and a half century of phased technical growth, Government permissions being refused and then granted  and long turmoil between the private sector, government and international players for licenses and contracts, mergers and joint ventures. Today, BSNL recharge is being used by a large number of people.

From 1995 till 2015, the industry grew by leaps and bounds. Starting with the setting up of the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) in 1997 to liberalization taking its birth in the form of reduction in license fees for cellular service providers and increase in allowable foreign investment in the telecom providing services from 49% to 74% in 2000 finally opened the doors for big time private operators and foreign telecom giants to enter the potential Indian telecom market. BSNL Recharge is also available easily these days.

As a result of competitive pricing of mobile tariff plans, BSNL recharge online facility and growing disposable incomes of the Indian middle class families, the country witnessed a twenty times growth in mobile subscription from a mere 37 million subscribers in 2001 to over 846 million subscribers by 2011.

BSNL and MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited) were initially involved in providing landline phone services to the country – however with the rapid growth of the mobile phone industry, BSNL launched its cellular network service in 2002 through CellOne. Today it ranks fifth amongst the mobile network operators in India with a market share of 9.4% and subscriber base of 109.11 million as per data collected in February 2018.

Clare Louise

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