Telenor India’s operating losses widen to NoK 373 million for the September quarter

Telecom firm Telenor India has recorded an operating loss of NoK 373 million for the third quarter ended September 2015, as compared to NoK 195 million over the same period last year.


However, the revenues increased by 31% to NoK 1,411 million during the quarter over the year ago period. At the end of September, the subscription base was 19% higher than the same quarter last year.

The capex stood at NoK 195 million during the quarter as against NoK 997 million in the year ago period.

Vivek Sood, CEO, Telenor (India) Communications, said: “Telenor added one million subscriptions in India during the third quarter. The company continues to build on Internet users as part of Internet for All strategy and reported 41% increase in data users’ year-on-year. Currently, Telenor has over 22% of users accessing data services on its network.”

In September, Telenor India acquired a refreshed brand identity and extended its commitment to deliver excellence through fair and easy services while retaining its Sabse Sasta position in the market.

However, the rebranding related cost resulted in the EBITDA for the full quarter turning negative, he said.

“Post the brand name refresh, we have reinforced our strategy of being most an affordable and value centric brand. Our customer centric approach and high level of transparency has established us as a trusted telecom operator in the market. The free life insurance offering is a step towards expanding security net to mass market,” he added.

Telenor’s pre-paid GSM mobile services are commercially available in the six circles of UP (West), UP (East), Bihar (including Jharkhand), Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. It will soon start commercial operations in Assam.

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Sathish Kumar
October 30, 2015 5:17 am 5:17 AM
Notable points : Telenor India reports a total connection base of 40.855 million for the quarter. This translates to an Internet subscriber base of 8.99 million. The telecom operator had reported an Internet base of 10.36 million connections in the preceding quarter or 26% of its subscriber base. Note that Telenor India mentions that the active connection base in India’s operations are more conservative than the rest of the group due to the high churn in the market. Subscriptions in India are considered active if there was activity in the last 30 days, where as for the rest of the… Read more »
Sathish Kumar
October 30, 2015 5:05 am 5:05 AM

Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh East and Uttar Pradesh West based friends, please share your experience in Telenor India Services in your circle.

Sathish Kumar
October 30, 2015 5:02 am 5:02 AM

Still, I remembering the Uninor (now Telenor India) services – voice clarity, Free minutes & Free seconds pack, cheap tariff, excellent customer care services, self care facility.

Chennai & Rest of Tamilnadu’s really unlucky to have Telenor India.