BSNL’s 1100 mobile towers and 524 exchanges to not pay the telecom department/electricity bill
New Delhi: Nearly eleven hundred mobile towers and more than five hundred exchanges close to the government telecom service provider BSNL are not working due to the non-payment of electricity bill.
According to the data of the Department of Telecommunications, due to non-payment of electricity bill by July 10, 2019, the power connection of BSNL’s 524 exchange and 1,083 mobile towers has been disconnected across the country due to which they are inactive.
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of 391 towers and Maharashtra has cut the power connections of 178 exchanges. Once the mobile tower or telephone exchange is inactive, the services of the company stumble in that area and the customers are forced to take the services of the other telecom companies.
Telephone exchanges are useless
According to the agency reports, due to the non-payment of electricity bill, 156 in Karnataka, 132 in Uttar Pradesh, 20 in West Bengal and 13-13 telephone exchanges in Telangana and Haryana are unnecessary.
After Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra has the highest number of 208 mobile towers, 120 in Karnataka, 111 in Tamil Nadu, 76 in Telangana, 50 in West Bengal, 36 in Manipur, 19 in Jammu and Kashmir, 17 in Gujarat, 14 in Bihar and Assam and Andhra The connection of the 11-11 tower in the state has been disconnected by the Electricity Department.
BSNL’s market share has increased during the last two financial years.
Despite this, the market share of BSNL has increased during the last two financial years. His market share was 9.63 percent on March 31, 2017, which increased to 10.26 percent on March 31, 2018, and 10.72 percent on March 31, 2019.
At the same time, the market share of MTNL, a partner company in Mumbai and Delhi, is declining. This decreased from 7.37 percent as of March 31, 2017, to 7.16 percent on March 31, 2018, and 6.95 percent on March 31, 2019. MTNL only provides services in Mumbai and Delhi.