As per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data, operators generated gross revenues of Rs 434.24 billion during the quarter ended March 2018. These included unified access service licence (UASL), unified licence (UL), and mobile+basic licence holders.
Bharti Airtel had the highest gross revenue of Rs 139.24 billion followed by Vodafone India (Rs 98.53 billion), Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) (Rs 80.27 billion), Idea Cellular (Rs 68.33 billion) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) (Rs 22.92 billion).
Circle wise, Maharashtra emerged as the highest revenue grosser with Rs 39.66 billion. It was followed by Delhi (Rs 34.92 billion), Karnataka (Rs 32.73 billion), Andhra Pradesh (Rs 32.55 billion), and Tamil Nadu and Chennai (Rs 30.23 billion).
The lowest-revenue-generating circles were Himachal Pradesh (Rs 3.37 billion), the Northeast (Rs 3.75 billion), Jammu & Kashmir (Rs 3.86 billion), Assam (Rs 6.9 billion) and Odisha (Rs 9.41 billion).
As per TRAI data, companies operating in the national long distance (NLD) segment generated total gross revenues of Rs 100.7 billion during the quarter ended March 2018.
With Rs 35.38 billion, Bharti Airtel accounted for 35.13 per cent of the total industry NLD revenues. It was followed by Vodafone (Rs 18.44 billion), Idea Cellular (Rs 14.24 billion), BSNL (Rs 8.68 billion) and RJIL (Rs 5.79 billion).
Meanwhile, companies operating in the international long distance (ILD) space generated total gross revenues of Rs 31.6 billion during the quarter under consideration.
Bharti Airtel recorded the highest gross revenue in the ILD segment at Rs 12.51 billion. It was followed by Vodafone India (Rs 5.02 billion), Tata Communications (Rs 2.39 billion), AT&T Global (Rs 2.14 billion) and Verizon Communications (Rs 1.88 billion).