BSNL data shows Chennai still wants landlines

BSNL's Chennai Circle has witnessed growth in landline connections in contrast to the trends in other circles, a senior official said on Wednesday.

"We have recorded 42,000 new land line connections (this financial year). This is a net growth of 1600," BSNL Chennai Telecom Circle Chief General Manager A Balasubramaniam told reporters here.

BSNL in Jammu

This is a "remarkable number" as many other circles were losing landline connections, he said.

Further, introduction of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) has also significantly boosted the operator's subscriber base in Chennai, he added.

The state-run telecom service provider has come up with new schemes and offers on the occasion of the 13th Foundation Day and the details are available on its website, he added.

PTI