BSNL slashes Pulse rates for its fixed line services.
BSNL is all set to make its fixed line service more expensive from 1st Jan 2015 as it has decided to slash pulse rates for calls made to its own network as well as other networks. Customers of BSNL landline/WLL(fixed)/CDMA (fixed) will now be making calls with shorter pulse rates for different calls. Pulse rate for calls made to BSNL mobile/WLL ( ten digit no.) has been reduced from 90 sec to 60 sec. Calls to fixed line and WLL( except 10 digit no) of other networks has also been slashed from 90 sec to 60 sec. It has also reduced the pulse rate for calls made to fixed line numbers of MTNL and other operators in Delhi and Mumbai from 120 sec to 60 sec. So basically all calls from BSNL landline/WLL(fixed)/CDMA (fixed) will now have 60 sec pulse except for calls to BSNL landline/WLL ( except 10 digit no.) which has 120 sec pulse from 1st Jan’15. Fixed line services are major revenue earners for both telecom PSUs BSNL and MTNL because of their legacy networks and ADSL broadband services but due to the massive proliferation of mobile telephony in the last two decades due to lower tariffs, fixed line services have been witnessing steep negative growth. Although fixed line networks have helped BSNL and MTNL to gain leadership in broadband space its utility purely for voice calls is lost due to higher tariffs compared to tariffs in mobile space.
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