Telcos gross revenue dips 7% to Rs 66,361 crore in July-Sept 2017
New Delhi: The gross income of all telecom service suppliers fell by round 7 % to Rs 66,361 crore in July-September 2017 from Rs 71,378.69 crore in the identical interval a 12 months in the past, as per a Trai report launched on Thursday.
The adjusted gross income (AGR), on which telecom operators pay licence charges and different fees, lowered by 17.55 % to Rs 41,668.84 crore within the reported interval in comparison with Rs 50,539.2 crore within the September quarter of 2016, the regulator’s efficiency indicator report stated.
On a quarterly foundation, nonetheless, the gross income of telcos noticed an increase within the July-September interval. The gross income posted by telecom corporations stood at Rs 64,889.47 crore within the April-June quarter.
The three-month interval ended September 30, 2017 was the second quarter in a row for the telecom service suppliers (TSPs) after they posted enhance within the gross income.
“GR elevated by 2.27 % and AGR declined by four.75 % in quarter ended September 2017 as in comparison with earlier quarter,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) report stated.
The AGR of entry service supplier like cell phones service suppliers recorded 23.three % decline at Rs 31,968.03 crore in comparison with the income in identical interval a 12 months in the past. The income, nonetheless, elevated by 6.27 % in comparison with Rs 30,082.33 crore registered within the earlier quarter.
The typical income per person of TSPs additionally improved by 5.61 % to Rs 88.09 throughout the reported interval in comparison with Rs 83.41 recorded within the April-June 2017 quarter.
Telecom subscribers base declined to 120.67 crore within the reported quarter from 121 crore on the finish of June quarter however registered enhance of 12.33 % over the identical quarter final 12 months, as per the report.