BSNL Revenue To Cross Rs 30,000 Crore In FY2015-16

BSNL-Revenue-To-Cross-Rs-30,000-Crore-In-FY2015-16BSNL will achieve a major milestone in FY2015-16 as its revenue is expected to cross Rs 30,000 crore.

The revenue growth for FY2015-16 is expected to be around 5 percent in comparison to 2.4 percent achieved in FY 2014-15. Even services revenue is bound to grow in FY2015-16.

BSNL’s services revenue for FY2014-15 increased by 4.2 percent to reach Rs 27,242 crore. On the other hand from an operating loss of Rs 691 crore in FY 2013-14, BSNL registered an operating profit of Rs 672 crore in FY2014-15.

FY2014-15 has also shown the highest services revenue for BSNL in the last five years – FY2010-11 (Rs 27,045 crore), FY2011-12 (Rs 25,998 crore), FY2012-13 (Rs 25,655 crore) and FY2013-14 (Rs 26,153 crore) thanks to mobile expansion strategy of BSNL which helped the company to add 47 lakh mobile subscribers in FY 2014-15 thereby reversing the trend of negative growth in previous years. BSNL has also shown outstanding mobile data growth of 92 percent in FY 2014-15 registering a revenue of Rs 1,380 crore.

In the last 12 months, BSNL has added 1.84 million 3G subscribers and 0.22 million broadband subscribers showing a growth of 2.3 percent for both 3G and broadband. To increase its data carrying capability, BSNL has focused on Wi-Fi, data center, 3G, 4G and FTTH in a big way. Till date, BSNL has installed 1,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to give a big fillip to data. In terms of FTTH, BSNL has done well in 45 cities and increased its subscribers by 71 percent in a year’s time frame.

“In the last one year, BSNL has strengthened its mobile data portfolio by focusing on Wi-Fi, strengthening its data network and core network (like OTN, MPLS and OFC), expansion of SGSN & GGSN, FTTH (Fiber to the Home) and others and this has resulted in huge jump in data revenue,” said Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL.

“We have missed on voice bus but we do not want to miss on the data bus. For any company data is the key and we are increasing data carrying capability and focusing on data centric business with main focus on Wi-Fi,” added Anupam Shrivastava.

BSNL’s Performance In 2015
Parameters – End-2014 – End-2015 – Growth (in%)
Mobile Towers – 77,920 – 78,754 – 1.07
OFC (in RKm) – 741,076 – 748,350 – 1.0
Mobile Subscribers – 79,340,005 – 81,178,657 – 2.3
Wi-Fi Hotspots – NA – 650 – NA
Employees – 225,512 – 211,495 – (-6.2)
Broadband Subscribers – 9,934,068 – 10,158,792 – 2.3
3G Subscribers – 8,919,408 – 9,473,885 – 6.2
IPTV Subscribers – 1,143 – 1,031 – (-9.8)
FTTH Subscribers – 35,752 – 61,053 – 70.8
NOFN OFC laid in 66,990 Kms and completed in 28,579 gram panchayats
NGN Capacity Migration is 1,524,899 lines working at 261 sites in Phase – I
NA Stands for Not Applicable
Source: BSNL, TeleAnalysis

The company is also investing a lot to increase its data carrying capability. In terms of Capex, BSNL has invested Rs 3,300 crore in FY 2014-15 and would be investing Rs 7,700 crore in FY2015-16.

“Capex investment in the current fiscal is focused on mobile network, core network (OTN, MPLS, router and OFC), next generation network and data expansion,” commented Anupam Shrivastava.

With the increase in revenue to Rs 30,000 crore, BSNL’s profitability is also expected to increase in FY2015-16 thereby improving its financials under the dynamic leadership of Anupam Shrivastava.

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