The latest TRAI report on Indian telecom operators shows that the gross revenue declined 10 percent year on year and 6.10 percent quarter on quarter to Rs 58,401 crore in June quarter of 2018.
Main telecom operators in India include Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Reliance Jio, BSNL, among others.
Average revenue per user (ARPU) for GSM services including LTE 4G declined 8.92 percent year on year and 12.97 percent quarter on quarter to Rs 69 in June quarter of 2018 from Rs 76 in March 2018.
Pre-paid ARPU for GSM service per month declined from Rs 62 to Rs 59. Post-paid ARPU per month declined from Rs 360 to Rs 307.
Wireless data usage – on 2G, 3G and 4G networks — increased from 8,067,633 terabytes to 10,418,076 terabytes. 2G data usage was 108,944 terabytes, 3G data usage was 1,440,180 terabyte, 4G data usage was 8,868,397 terabytes, TRAI said.
The contribution of 3G and 4G data usage in total data usage are about 14 percent and 85 percent respectively.
The number of 4G subscriber base in India reached 333.31 million in June 2018. The number of 3G subscribers reached 95.48 million in June 2018, according to TRAI.
The number of telephone subscribers in India fell 3.09 percent to 1,168.89 million.
Wireless subscriber base declined 36.92 million subscribers or 3.4 percent year on year to 1,146.49 million.
Wireline subscriber base declined 1.82 percent quarter on quarter or 6.68 percent year on year from 22.81 million in March 2018 to 22.40 million in June.
Number of Internet subscribers increased 3.71 percent quarter on quarter from 493.96 million in March to 512.26 million in June.
India has 21.16 million wired Internet subscribers and 491.10 million wireless Internet subscribers.
The broadband Internet subscriber base increased 8.37 percent from 412.60 million in March to 447.12 million in June. Reliance Jio holds the top position with 42.02 percent market share of internet subscribers followed by Bharti Airtel with 24.68 percent.