Telecom Services in Assam



Assam Telecom Circle of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is the largest telecom operator in Assam which was formed in 1987, providing comprehensive range of telecom services in the State. BSNL, Assam Circle is the only service provider, making focused efforts and planned initiative to bridge the rural-urban Digital Divider ICT sector. BSNL is reaching the nook and corner of Assam with focused development thrust. At present 584 telephone exchanges are functioning in the State (as on March 2014).


It is evident from the status of telecom facilities in Assam that the overall tele-density (Telephone per 100 of population) of the State as on March 2014 was 48.74 as against the national average 75.23. During the year 2012-13, the overall tele-density of Assam was 46.51 as against the national average of 73.32. while the urban tele-density of Assam stood at 126.27 as on March 2014 compared to 130.92 as on March 2013, the tele-density was only 34.36 as on March 2014 and seems to be slightly higher over the previous year (31:13). However, in respect of overall tele-density as well as urban tele-density the position of Assam stood far below the national average (overall 75:23 and urban 145:46) as on March 2014. In respect of rural segments also tele-density of Assam was considerably below the national average (rural-44:01) during the same period.


Statistics on Telecommunication in Assam, 2013 and 2014: