Airtel Doubles 3G Customers in India; Data Revenue Grew 2x

Telecom service provider Airtel has doubled its revenues from mobile data services as it saw data usage per customer go up to 231 MB in the second quarter ending September 2013.

Airtel, which reported a 10% year on year increase in quarterly revenues to Rs 21,324 cr said that Data usage per customer has gone up by 98 MBs (from 133 MBs in Q2 13 to 231 MBs per customer in Q2 14). Consequently, average revenue per user (ARPU) has moved up by Rs 15 to Rs 192 in the quarter on a consolidated basis.Airtel Q2

Compared to the year ago period, the company reported a 29% drop in profits at Rs 512 cr. At the end of the quarter, Airtel reported 193 mn customers in India out of which 50 million were data customers. Airtel said that it has 8 million 3G data customers now as opposed to 6.8 million at the end of the previous quarter.

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