As per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) data, operators generated gross revenues of Rs 457.15 billion during the quarter ended December 2019. These included unified access service licence (UASL), unified licence (UL), and mobile+basic licence holders.
• Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited reported the highest gross revenue of Rs 151.74 billion followed by Bharti Airtel at Rs 142.82 billion, Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) at Rs 128.35 billion, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) at Rs 21.93 billion and Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) at Rs 6.31 billion.
• Circle-wise, Delhi reported the highest revenue at Rs 35.55 billion. It was followed by Tamil Nadu and Chennai (Rs 34.72 billion), Andhra Pradesh (Rs 33.88 billion), Mumbai (Rs 32.79 billion) and Uttar Pradesh East (Rs 30.38 billion).
• The least revenue generating telecom circles were Jammu & Kashmir (Rs 3.46 billion), Himachal Pradesh (Rs 5.51 billion), Assam (Rs 8.32 billion), Odisha (Rs 11.45 billion) and Kolkata (Rs 14.18 billion).
• As per TRAI’s data, companies operating in the national long distance (NLD) space generated total gross revenues of Rs 104.88 billion during the quarter ended December 2019.
• At Rs 38.16 billion, Bharti Airtel accounted for 36 per cent of the total industry NLD revenues. It was followed by VIL (Rs 34.44 billion), Reliance Jio (Rs 11.21 billion), BSNL (Rs 7.72 billion) and Tata Communications (Rs 6.27 billion).
• Meanwhile, companies operating in the international long distance (ILD) space generated total gross revenues of Rs 32.49 billion during the quarter under consideration.
• Bharti Airtel recorded the highest gross revenue in the ILD segment at Rs 13.49 billion. It was followed by VIL (Rs 6.83 billion), AT&T Global Network Services India Private Limited (Rs 2.31 billion), Tata Communications (Rs 1.89 billion) and Verizon Communications India Private Limited (Rs 1.82 billion).