BSNL’s land line phone on way to extinction

Jharkhand News Stories

Deepa Gupta

“Tring Tring”.Like it or not,this sound of the land line phone may become a thing of the past ,according to the fast declining number of land line phones in the Jharkhand’s capital.

The data in possession of the Jharkhand state revealed that the number of land line connections had dipped to a new low -less than 57,000 during 2011-12.The corresponding figure was 1.34 lakh in 2005-06.

In the coming two years,these numbers are expected to nose dive further to less than 50,000.The decline over the years was witnessed both in urban and rural areas.
In fact,the vanishing number of land line phones is attributed to rise in the number of mobile phone users in both urban and rural areas in Jharkhand.

Interestingly,the service provider,Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd(BSNL),a Public Sector Company,had registered unprecedented growth in its Broad Band internet clients whose number had gone up from 3,977 in 2006-07 to 15,400 in 2011-12.

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