Idea non-voice revenue contribution to total income up 0.7 percent in Q3 2011

By Telecom Lead
: Idea Cellular contribution of non-voice revenue to total
income grew 0.7 percent in Q3 2011. For the third quarter, non-voice
revenue share stood at 13.7 percent against 13 percent share in third-quarter


In Q3 2012, total
non-voice revenue stood at Rs 689.2 crore against Rs 514.2 crore for the same quarter
of last fiscal.


The carrier said that
non-Voice revenue as a percentage of our service revenue continues to grow, as
the growth in VAS revenue is mainly led by data services. By next quarter we
should be able to provide a split of data, and non-data contribution in our VAS


During the
quarter, Idea carried 113.96 billion minutes on its network,
registering a growth of 21.9 percent y-o-y and 7.3 percent
q-o-q. Idea is among the top 10 Global operators in terms of voice
minutes of usage. Idea has reversed the two-year declining Average
Realised Rate (ARR) trend with an improvement of 1.4 percent in ARR to 43.3
percent for the quarter against 42.7 percent in Q2FY12.


In Q3 2012, voice
minutes expanded by 7.3 percent when compared to last quarter and daily voice
minutes exceeds 1.24 billion a day. Over the last one year the absolute minutes
have grown by 20.5 billion minutes when compared to Q3 FY11 minutes of 93.5
billion minutes, to this quarter minutes of 114 billion minutes, a growth of 21.9
percent over last one year.


In Q3 2012, the
carrier added 0.62 crore subscribers and the total subscriber base stood at
10.64 crore against 10.02 crore for the last quarter.


The average minutes
per user (MoU) declined by 8 percent and stood at 369 against 401MoU for the
same quarter last year.


Recently, Idea cellular posted 27.17 percent
increase in revenue in Q3 FY 2011-12 at Rs 5,030.82 crore as compared with Rs
3,955.61 crore in the corresponding quarter in previous year.


Its net profit
plummeted 17.31 percent to Rs 200.98 crore in the third quarter of current
fiscal from Rs 243.05 crore in the same quarter last fiscal.


By Danish Khan
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