Telecom services sector revenue grows 19% to Rs 49,942 crore in Q2 2011



By Telecom Lead Team: Telecom services
sector in India has registered gross revenue of Rs 49,942 crore in quarter
ending September 2011, by registering 19.21 percent growth as compared to the
same quarter previous year.



Gross revenue (GR) and adjusted gross
revenue (AGR) of telecom service sector for the quarter ending September 2011
has been Rs 49,942 crore and Rs 33,460 crore respectively, according to TRAI.


There has been an increase of 6.51 percent
and 2.67 percent in GR and AGR respectively as compared to previous quarter.
The year-on-year growth in GR and AGR over the same quarter in last year has
been 19.21 percent and 12.52 percent respectively.


Pass-through charges accounted for 33.0
percent of the GR for the quarter ending Sep-11. The quarterly and the
year-on-year (Y-O-Y) growth rates of pass-through charges for QE Sep-11 are
15.24 percent and 35.54 percent respectively.


Average license fee as percentage of AGR is
8.30 percent in QE Sep-11 as against 8.28 percent in previous quarter. The
quarterly and the year-on-year growth rates of the average license fee for QE
Sep-11 are 2.84 percent and 12.27 percent respectively.


Access services contributed 73.04 percent
of the total revenue of telecom services. In Access services GR, AGR, License
Fee & spectrum Charges increased by 2.52 percent, 0.96 percent, 1.15
percent & 0.17 percent respectively in the quarter ending Sep-11 vis-à-vis
previous quarter.


Average Revenue per User (ARPU) for Access
Services based on AGR remained unchanged at the level of 1998.


With 21.92 million net additions during the
quarter, total wireless (GSM + CDMA) subscriber base registered a growth of
2.57 percent over the previous quarter and increased from 851.70 million at the
end of Jun-11 to 873.61 million at the end of Sep-11. The year-on-year growth
over the same quarter of last year is 27.03 percent. Wireless teledensity
increased from 71.11 to 72.70.


The number of telephone subscribers in
India increased from 885.99 million at the end of Jun-11 to 906.93 million at
the end of Sep-11, registering a growth of 2.36 percent over the previous
quarter as against 4.69 percent during the QE Jun-11. This reflects
year-on-year growth of 25.39 percent over the same quarter of last year. The
overall teledensity in India has reached 75.48 as on 30th September 2011.


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