As per the recent Performance Indicator Report (PIR) released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the telecom industry recorded a sequential growth of 9.94 per cent in adjusted gross revenue (AGR) in the quarter ended (QE) March 2020.
On the operators’ front, Jio’s AGR stood at Rs 134.28 billion, witnessing a rise of 6.30 per cent on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis. Further, Airtel and Vodafone Idea reported an increase of 19.57 per cent and 20.82 per cent in their AGR, which stood at Rs 97.37 billion and Rs 78.66 billion, respectively.
Gross Revenue (GR) for the industry increased to Rs 675.33 billion during the QE March 2020.
Further, the report suggested that Reliance Jio becomes the market leader with highest net additions of 17.54 million which translates into a market share of 32.99 per cent. Airtel and Vodafone Idea had a market share of 28.20 per cent and 27.13 per cent. While Bharti Airtel net additions stood 0.60 million subscribers, Vodafone Idea lost around 13.39 million subscribers.
India’s internet subscriber base registered a quarterly growth of 3.40 per cent to 743.19 million. Wireless mobile internet subscribers comprise 96.9 per cent of total internet users in the country.
Further, the monthly average revenue per user (ARPU) for telecom service providers declined from Rs 85.07 in QE December 2019 to Rs 97.64 in QE March 2020. Prepaid ARPU per month grew from Rs 70 to Rs 84 while postpaid ARPU per month declined from Rs 262 to Rs 244.