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IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM) ISSN: 2278-487X. Volume 4, Issue 3 (Sep-Oct. 2012), PP 18-21 www.iosrjournals.org

Customer Satisfaction with Network Performance of BSNL and AIRTEL Operating In Gwalior Division (M.P.) 1
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Dr. R. C. Upadhyaya, 2Vashundhra Sharma

Prof.Commerce Department, GOVT.K.R.G.College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.P.) 2 P.hd Scholar, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.P.)

Abstract: In the today’s competitive world communication plays a very important role. Communication has become an integral part of the growth, success and efficiency of any business. This is the technology that gives a person the power to communicate anytime, anywhere. Due to advancement in technology, now communication becomes easy and faster. In this research paper, special emphasis has been laid over the comparative analysis of telecom companies AIRTEL and BSNL by using primary sources of data in Gwalior division of madhyapradesh . For the completion of efficient research work, descriptive and exploratory research design has been used which further conclude that BSNL is having weak Network performance as compared to Airtel . Trends of previous 5 years in Gwalior division have shown that BSNL Company has slowly deteriorated its position. Keywords: Wireline, Wireless, Broadband , DOT, MTNL, VSNL I. Introduction:

The telecom sector reforms were undertaken in three phases. The first phase began in the 80’s, when private manufacturing of customer promise equipment was given a go-ahead in 1984. A proliferation of individual STD/ISD/PCO network also took place throughout the country by way of private individual franchises. Maharashtra Telephone Nigam (MTNL) was created out of the department of telecommunication (DOT) to handle the sectors of Mumbai and Delhi respectively. A high powered telecom commission was set up in 1989. Later Videsh Sanchar Nigam (VSNL) became the international service provider catering to telecom services originating from India. The second phase of reforms commenced in 1991 with the announcement of new economic policy. The government delivered the manufacturer of telecom equipment in 1991. It also ahead up radio services in 1992. In 1994, basic telephony was opened to the private sector by granting operating licenses to six companies. Also part of the second phase was the introduction of the National Telecom Policy 1994. It emphasized universal service and qualitative improvement in telecom services among other objectives. An independent statutory regulatory was established in 1997, Internet services were opened up in 1998. The third phase & reforms began with the announcement of the new telecom policy in 1999. The theme of NTP was to usher in full competition through a restricted entry of private players in all service sectors. The policy favored the migration of existing operators from the era of fixed license fee regime to that of revenue sharing. The policy further declined the strengthen of the regulator opening up of international long distance (ILD) and National Long Distance (NLD) services to the private sector and corporation of telecom services. The year 2001 witnessed the entry of private operators in offering basic telephony and NLD services. The telecom sector began witnessing a trend of growth with these reforms basic services were opened for unlimited competition more licenses were issued to the private sector for cellular services. There has also been a considerable increase in the rate of tale density. The telecom sector has thus completely changed both in terms of coverage and efficiency of services. Provision of landlines a demand, digital telephone, exchanges and the acceptability of optic fiber and wireless technology are a few instances of the change that took instances of the change that took place in the industry. Cellular telephone services have achieved great commercial success; because users recognize the mobile telephone access can improve productivity and...
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