June 30th, 2021 9:22 PM 50 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea ARPU Drops Significantly in Q4 FY21

Vodafone Idea (Vi) has become infamous in the market for its poor performance for a long time. The company’s financials just can’t seem to take a break. The telco just released its financial reports for the year ending March 31, 2021. Vi has registered a significant drop in average revenue per user (ARPU) in the last quarter of FY21. From an ARPU of Rs 121 in Q3 FY21, the number... Read More

May 26th, 2021 8:25 PM 14 COMMENTS

Telcos ARPUs Drop Due to Lack of IUC Despite Strong Quarter

Earlier this year, the interconnect usage charge or IUC was withdrawn, which also resulted in dragging down the average revenue per user or ARPU of major telecom companies. This comes as a bit of surprise since most of them had reported major user additions during the January-March quarter, as per India Ratings and Research. As per the data released by TRAI or the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the country's... Read More

April 30th, 2021 8:47 PM 73 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio ARPU Drops to Rs 138.2 for Q4 FY21

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) recently released its earnings report for the FY2020-21. The conglomerate highlighted the performance of its subsidiary Jio Platforms Limited (JPL), in the report. One of the highlights of the report was Jio’s falling average revenue per user (ARPU) for the last quarter of FY21. The ARPU of India’s number one telco fell to Rs 138.2 from the previous quarter’s Rs 151. This is a significant fall... Read More

March 10th, 2021 5:30 PM 6 COMMENTS

Higher Spectrum Price Could Lead to Higher ARPU: Analyst

Care Ratings on Tuesday said that the “average price for per MHz spectrum unit” acquired by the telecom operators in India was up by 35.4% in the recently concluded spectrum auctions. The credit rating agency in a report said that the average price per MHz spectrum unit hit Rs 90.9 crores in the March, 2021 auction. In the previous spectrum auction held in October, 2016, Care Ratings said that the... Read More

February 15th, 2021 2:00 PM 19 COMMENTS

Telecom Industry to See Higher ARPU of Rs 220 in Medium Term: ICRA

India's telecom industry is all set to record a higher average revenue per user (ARPU) figure in the coming years. This will be the result of increased tariffs which the telcos may introduce in the FY2021-22. According to ICRA, the shift of users from 2G/3G to 4G across the country in the coming years along with the tariff hikes (expected in the next two quarters) will help the industry record... Read More

February 13th, 2021 9:54 PM 37 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Further Dips to 269.8 Million During Q3 FY21, ARPU Boosted to Rs 121

Vodafone Idea today released its Q3 FY21 performance report during which the telco's overall subscriber base reduced to 269.8 million. On the brighter side, Vi lost just two million subscribers in the quarter compared to the previous quarter. We have seen Vi losing over eight million subscribers almost every quarter since the merger announcement between Vodafone and Idea Cellular. The Average Revenue per User (ARPU) of Vi increased to Rs... Read More

February 3rd, 2021 6:52 PM 21 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Adds Around 7 Lakh New Postpaid Users in Q3 FY21, ARPU Increased to Rs 166

Bharti Airtel today released its quarterly report for the period October 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020. The telecom operator posted its highest-ever consolidated quarter revenues of Rs 19,007 crore- an increase of 25.1% YoY. Over the last few quarters, we saw Bharti Airtel adding more subscribers than Reliance Jio, which also resulted in ARPU increase. At the end of Q3 FY21, Airtel's 4G subscriber base stood at 165.6 million... Read More

January 22nd, 2021 8:41 PM 15 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio ARPU Boosted to Rs 151; Subscriber Base Reaches 410.8 Million in Q3 FY21

Reliance Jio has released the quarterly performance report for Q3 FY21 (October 31, 2020-December 31, 2020). Key highlights of this quarter performance from Jio include an increase in ARPU to Rs 151, subscriber base boost to 410.8 million, total data traffic increase by 28.4% YoY and total voice traffic increase by 18% YoY. Despite the challenges put by COVID-19, Reliance Jio says it managed to add 25.1 million subscribers during... Read More

January 21st, 2021 10:21 PM 8 COMMENTS

Prepaid and Postpaid ARPU Saw Healthy Increase in Q2 FY21: Trai Data

The Trai today released 'Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report' for the quarter ending July-September 2020. As we have seen with the monthly reports for July, August and September, Bharti Airtel has added more than 10 million new customers during the quarter. At the end of June 2020, Airtel' subscriber base stood at 316.6 million, which increased to 326.6 million at the end of September 2020. In comparison, Reliance Jio... Read More

December 22nd, 2020 11:10 AM 16 COMMENTS

Upgradation of 2G Subscribers to 4G Could Result in ARPU Increase for Telcos: ICRA

The focus of telecom operators at the moment is entirely on increasing the Average Revenue per User (ARPU). Before the entry of Reliance Jio, the ARPU of telcos like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular used to be between Rs 200 and Rs 250. However, it dipped to less than Rs 150 in recent years thanks to the low-cost tariff plans. The effect of tariff hike that happened in December... Read More

December 21st, 2020 9:24 AM 3 COMMENTS

ARPU Would Take Several Years to Reach Minimum Acceptable Level: COAI DG

Over the last few quarters, telecom operators saw a slight increase in Average Revenue per User (ARPU). As the country went into lockdown to combat COVID-19, the ARPU of telecom operators, especially Bharti Airtel, has been on the rise because of the high utilisation of telecom services by the customers. S.P. Kochhar, the Director General at Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), opined that the recent ARPU growth is 'not... Read More

November 10th, 2020 2:17 PM 4 COMMENTS

Telecom Operators Register Increase in Prepaid Users, Postpaid ARPU Dips to Rs 224

The telecom operators in India registered an increase in the number of prepaid users during the quarter ended June, 2020, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) data reveals. According to the data released by Trai on Monday, the share of prepaid users increased to 95.48% in the quarter ended June as compared to 95.35% in the previous quarter. In the same period in the previous year, the Trai data... Read More

Recent Comments