Industrialist Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCOM) said on Friday it posted net profit of Rs 156 crore for the second quarter of 2015-16, up 1.9 percent from Rs 153 crore in the corresponding quarter in 2014-15. Also Read - RCom to go for insolvency resolution process after failure to repay debtAlso Read - Reliance Communications completes sale of fibre assets to Reliance Jio
In a filing in the Bombay Stock Exchange, the company also said its data customer base has grown 25.3 percent year-on-year to 37.2 million including 19.1 million 3G customers in the second quarter. Also Read - Reliance Communications is selling more bands to Jio to put off debts
Total data traffic at 97.3 billion MB is up 48 percent year-on-year and traffic has increased due to increase in data subscribers and higher data usage per customer, the company statement said. During the quarter, revenue of the company from India operations stood at Rs.4,701 crore, up 0.4 percent from Rs.4,680 crore in the corresponding period previous year.
The global operations of the company clocked revenues of Rs.1,062 crore in the second quarter, up by 5.5 percent from Rs.1,007 crore in the corresponding period in 2014-15.
Average revenue per user (ARPU) for the second quarter stood at at Rs.138, up 0.7 percent year-on-year.
Just recently Rcom announced that it has merged with Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL). SSTL provides data services in India under the MTS brand to 10 million subscribers across 450 towns.