Indian telecom ARPU boosts revenue by 10% to Rs 62,919 crore in Q2

Indian telecom service providers’ gross revenue rose 9.88 percent to Rs 62,919 crore in Q2 ended June in fiscal 2014-15, said TRAI.

Average gross revenue grew 13.49 percent to Rs 43,852 crore in Q2 fiscal 2014-15.

On quarter-on-quarter basis Indian telecom operators gross revenue increased 3.63 percent and average gross rose 6.91 percent.

The substantial increase reflects 4.76 percent growth in wireless subscriber base to 914.92 million and hike in telecom tariffs that resulted into 6.16 percent growth in ARPU.

How Indian telecoms are generating revenue

The leading telecom operators in India include Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular, Aircel, MTS, Uninor, MTNL, BSNL and Tata Docomo.

Access services contributed 78.48 percent of the total adjusted gross revenue of telecom services.

Monthly average revenue per user (ARPU) for access services based on AGR increased 6.16 percent to Rs 122.39 in June quarter from Rs 115.28 in March quarter.

TRAI chart on Indian internet usres

TRAI said India has 259.14 million Internet subscribers during June 2014 against 251.59 million in March 2014.

India has 18.55 million wired Internet subscribers and 240.6 million wireless Internet subscribers.

According to TRAI note, India has 68.83 million broadband Internet subscribers in June against 60.87 million in March, with a quarterly growth of 13.07 percent.

TRAI chart on rural wireless subscribers in India

TRAI said Indian wireless subscriber base rose to 914.92 million with 4.76 percent annual and 1.15 quarterly growth. India’s wireline subscriber base dipped 5.72 percent annually and 1.66 percent quarterly to 28.5 million.

Baburajan K
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