Telecom Lead India: Mobile operator Bharti Airtel said
its ARPU from mobile services and data services in India reduced by 3 percent
and 10 percent, respectively, in the first quarter of fiscal 2012-13.
Mobile services ARPU decreased 3 percent to Rs 185 in
first quarter ended June 30 2012 from Rs 190 in the same quarter previous
Mobile data ARPU declined 10 percent to Rs 40 from Rs 44.
3G users of Bharti Airtel increased to 37,13,000 in Q1
2012-13 from 27,11,000 in Q4 2011-12.
Total number of Airtel’s data customers stands at
3,86,60,000 in Q1 2012-13 against 3,57,80,000 in Q4 2011-12.
The mobile service provider has increased its 3G sites to
18,012 in first quarter of FY 2013 from 10,669 in Q1 FY 2012.
Percentage of consolidated non-voice revenue to total
revenue in Q1 2012-13 was 26.6 percent against 26 percent in Q1 2011-12.
Percentage of non-voice revenue to total revenue in India
grew to 16 percent from 15.6 percent during the period.
Percentage of messaging and VAS revenue to mobile revenue
decreased to 10.8 percent from 12 percent. Out of this, data’s contribution
increased to 4.3 percent from 3.2 percent.
Meanwhile, Bharti Airtel has reported 14 percent increase
in consolidated revenues at Rs 19,350 crore for the first quarter ended June
30, 2012. The consolidated net income plummeted to Rs 762 crore in first
quarter of fiscal 2012-13 from Rs 1,215 crore in Q1 2011-12.