Bharat Telecom is still having to juggle with its earnings and losses. While the turnover of the company is increasing, the operational costs are moving upwards at a much faster pace. However, the compant has progressed further in terms of network-coverage in many regions of the island.
The losses incurred by the company Bharat Telecom are only intensifying day by day. While it has made massive turnovers, the operational costs still outweigh the earnings. For the trimester ending on the 30th of June, Bharat Telecom has lost Rs 21.6 million, compared to Rs 18.7 million last year. The turnover came from Rs 2.9 million in 2013 to Rs 6.9 million in 2014. In spite of this, the functional costs are much higher: Rs 13.8 million this year, as opposed to Rs 10.3 million in June 2013.
However, the company has made great progress in terms of its scheduled projects: it has completed the networking works in the south of the island. It has also fulfilled the task of constructing two buildings of the Optical Line Terminal Equipment / Exchange (OLTE) at Gand-Baie and at FUEL. These two new buildings will accommodate for their equipment to better serve the potential subscribers in those areas.
By the end of August 2014, the regions in the vicinity of the SSR airport, together with those areas spanning across Rose-Belle, Chemin-Grenier and Bel-Ombre will be covered by Bharat Telecom network. Then, in the next trimester, Bharat Telecom will cater for the North of Mauritius, including Triolet, Morcellement St-André, Plaine des Papayes, Riviere du Rempart and other neighbouring villages.