Telecos gross revenue up by 19% at Rs 49,942 cr for Q2
   
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Telecos gross revenue up by 19% at Rs 49,942 cr for Q2

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Telecos gross revenue up by 19% at Rs 49,942 cr for Q2
New Delhi: The gross revenue of telecom operators increased by 19.21 percent year-on-year at Rs 49,942.25 crore for the second quarter of the current fiscal, says sector regulator TRAI.
     
Access service providers segment, which includes telecom service providers majors like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL and others, accounted for 73 percent of the total sector revenue, according TRAI's performance indicator report.
     
National long distance service providers contributed 15.37 percent, followed by other telecom licence holders at 6.15 percent and international long distance service providers at 5.43 percent.
     
Of the total revenue of telcom operators, Bharti Airtel accounted for Rs 10,077.79 crore, the maximum any operator.

However, compared to the previous quarter, it is a fall of 1.32 percent.
     
Vodafone's gross revenue grew 7 percent on quarterly basis to Rs 7,376.22 crore.
     
BSNL' revenue stood at 4,691.86 crore, Idea Cellular's at Rs 4,689.73 crore, Reliance Communications at Rs 3,033.88 crore.
     
New telecom operator Unitech Wireless (Uninor) registered the maximum growth of 20.89 per cent at Rs 651.48 crore. Sistema Shyam at Rs 328.19 crore saw 17.61 percent growth on quarterly basis.
     
Gross revenue of telecom operator Videocon declined drastically by 21 percent in this second quarter at Rs 128.13 crore over the previous quarter.
     
The total adjusted gross revenue, on which government gains revenue, of the sector stood at Rs 33,460.52 crore.
     
The government gained Rs 2,775.73 crore and Rs 1,172 crore as license fee and spectrum charges respectively during the reported quarter.


PTI




First Published: Monday, January 9, 2012, 22:11


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