(Last Updated On: September 30, 2014)

BSNL authorities have long saw this coming, but it might come as a shocker to those you are planning to buy or switch to a BSNL GSM connection. BSNL has lost about 21.4 lakh subscribers in the month of June.


Actually, this state-run telephone company is in the process of cleaning up its subscriber base by is deleting records for in-active subscribers. These subscribers might have said good-bye to BSNL long time back, but BSNL came to know about when it cleaned its records.

As a result of this cleanup, BSNL’s subscriber base now stands at 8.94 crore by the end of June.

BSNL Director of Consumer Mobility, Anupam Shrivastava said that in a statement that the non-active users had been cramming up their user base since the last decade. The process of this database will cleanup will free up additional numbering resources. He also mentioned that unlike the previous times, the spectrum is now de-linked from the users which makes it possible for us to remove in-active users.

We earlier reported that PSU telco companies are bearing huge losses and the government is taking measures to revive BSNL and MTNL. These companies are running low on funds and hence are not able to procure the latest equipment for upgrading their technology in time.