Gross revenue of telecom service providers rose by 12.79 percent to Rs 73,344 crore in April-June 2016 period compared to a year ago period. “Gross Revenue (GR) and Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) of Telecom Service Sector for the quarter ended June 2016 has been Rs 73,344 crore and Rs 53,383 crore respectively,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said in its performance indicator report for quarter ending June. Also Read - Airtel 5G Mumbai trials show download speeds of 1.2Gbps, upload at 850MbpsAlso Read - Vi prepaid recharge plans July 2021: List of all Vi recharge plans under Rs 500 with benefits, validity
GR and AGR (revenue from telecom services only) increased by 7.33 and 10.34 percent respectively in reported quarter as compared to previous quarter. “The year-on-year (Y-O-Y) growth in GR and AGR over the same quarter in last year has been 12.79 percent and 13.26 percent respectively,” the report said. GR and AGR of telecom service providers in the same period a year ago was Rs 65,030.31 crore and Rs 47,134.27 crore respectively. “Access services contributed 83.84 percent of the total Adjusted Gross Revenue of telecom services. In Access services, Gross Revenue (GR), Adjusted Gross Revenue(AGR), License Fee and Spectrum Usage Charges (SUC) increased by 9.2 percent, 12.21 percent, 13.55 percent and 12.42 percent respectively whereas, Pass Through Charges declined by 0.67 percent in quarter ended June 2016,” the report said.
Pass-through charges are revenues earned by a telecom operator and passed on in to account of other operator like roaming revenue, interconnection charges etc. Monthly Average Revenue per User (ARPU) for telecom services based on AGR increased from Rs 126.91 in quarter ended March 2016 to Rs 140.88 in the reported quarter. Prepaid ARPU for GSM service per month increased to Rs 108 in reported quarter from Rs 107 in January-March period and postpaid ARPU per month increased to Rs 495 in June quarter from Rs 488 in previous quarter despite decline in minutes of usage of network by customers of both the segment. The License Fee paid by telecom operators to government increased to Rs 4,314 Crore during in April-June period. “The quarterly and the Y-o-Y growth rates of licence fee are 11.43 percent and 14.05 percent respectively in this quarter,” the report said. ALSO READ: Telcos performance has improved on call drop benchmarks: Telecom Minister