Idea Cellular Net Profit More Than Doubles in Q2, ARPU Fell To Rs 148 Per Month

Idea Cellular second quarter net profit more than doubled to Rs 240 crore on consolidated basis on subscriber additions and growth in third generation (3G) user base, compared with a net profit of Rs 105.76 crore for the same quarter a year ago.


The company’s operating profits earnings before interest and taxes (EBITDA) grew by 23.6 per cent during the quarter from 22.4 per cent posted during the same period a year ago.

Its minutes of usage rose to 125,646 million during the quarter under review (from 106,224 million), while non-voice revenues contributed to 15.6 per cent (13.2 per cent), while revenues from 3G services accounted for 5.4 per cent.

However, the company’s average revenues per user fell to Rs 148 per month during the quarter from Rs 155 posted in the year ago quarter.Idea Cellular’s sequential quarterly revenues slid by 3.4 per cent from Rs 5,538.2 crore recorded in June quarter. The telecom service provider had a net debt of Rs 10,650 crore as of September end.

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October 29, 2012 2:33 pm 2:33 PM

Sonzoy :
Idea is good not better , in call clarity its disappoint me, 2G internet good net speed with 7-13KBPS download speed , 3G worst service , tried DelhiNCR +Kolkata you will get speed 60KBPS around means around around 512kbps bandwith and when this operator increase it traffic only GOD can tell.

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October 28, 2012 7:41 pm 7:41 PM
!dea seems to be gone bankrupt on real ideas ! They have started “fir se ginoo” (back to square-one) policy as is evident from the current TV commercials ! Most of them are good, especially that are pertaining to conservation of TREES. But two are really bad in taste – one very harmful and other one amusing ! Some the subscribers who followed the “walk and talk” idea have met with accidents! Makkhi maarna tho duurr! (Forget swat flies !) . The other one “bolne keliya bhasha ki zarroorat nahi” (language is not necessarily required to talk, then why the… Read more »
October 25, 2012 11:59 am 11:59 AM

How to check balance free usage mins of 3g in idea chennai ? And tell me tat idea 2g speed is very bad and i have doubt about its 3g speed ! Does it worth speed ?