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BSNL released a few figures delineating its market share and tele-density in the country for the first quarter of the year. Out of the total telephone connections of 996.1 million as of March 31st, 2015, 93.24 million telephone connections are provided by BSNL.

According to the data, BSNL occupies fifth position as an operator, with a market share of 9.4 percent. During March 2015, BSNL witnessed a decline of 0.2 percent in market share. Also, for the tenure of 2014-2015, the provider has registered a decline of 3 percent.

Number of telephone connections of the provider has decreased by one million during March 2015. 20 million connections are lost during 2014-2015.

Out of the total 970 million wireless connections, 77 million are provided by BSNL. The operator acquired sixth position as wireless service provider, with a market share of eight percent. Although the wireless industry has grown by 7.2 percent, an 18 million decrease in connection is found for BSNL during 2014-2015.

For broadband (wired) services, 9.98 million out of the 15.54 million are provided by BSNL. BSNL has been at the first position as a broadband (wired) operator with the market share of 65 percent as of February 28th.

As an operator with the total number of telephone connections in a single license area, BSNL holds 2nd position in Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala circles, reported BSNL in a release. (Coutesey: Voice and data)