Here is a list of the top 10 telecom companies in Indian for 2015. It consists of major players like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea among the top followed by Reliance, Aircel, Uninor, Tata Docomo, MTS. The list also comprises of government owned telecom companies BSNL & MTNL. The Indian telecom sector has seem a great surge owing to the affordable price of phones. Such is the intense competition, that it has triggered an aggressive price war among the players.
10. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL)
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) provides telecommunication services in the metro cities of Mumbai and New Delhi in India and in Mauritius in Africa.
It is the largest Internet Service Provider in Mumbai and Delhi and the third largest in India though it has presence in merely two circles. 100% equity of MTNL is held by the Government of India.
The company has set up a wholly owned subsidiary called Mahanagar Telephone Mauritius Limited (MTML) in Mauritius, providing both national and international long distance services. MTML is the second largest operator in Mauritius.
MTNL caters to both fixed line telephone and WLL customers. It also provides GSM and CDMA based mobile services. The company has three service brands: Dolphin (a postpaid GSM service which also provides value added services), Trump (a prepaid GSM service similar to Dolphin), and Garuda (a WLL service). 3G mobile services include mobile TV, video calling and mobile broadband with high speed data connectivity. In 2011, the company launched India’s first 3G enabled BlackBerry Bold smart phones which provide Blackberry solutions in 2G and 3G.
More recently stiff competition from private players, mounting operational costs, poor brand perception, financial losses have plagued the company for quite a while. To overcome these issues, the company has put itself in a revival mode by taking initiatives like rightsizing employee strength, overhauling marketing and customer care operations, revenue-sharing agreements with other companies while launching new services, looking for alternative revenue streams etc.