As per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) data, operators generated gross revenues of Rs 615.95 billion during the quarter ended June 2023. 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 249.03 billion followed by Bharti Airtel at Rs 214.89 billion, Vodafone Idea Limited (Vi) at Rs 117.54 billion, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited at Rs 29.07 billion, and Tata Teleservices Limited at Rs 4.83 billion.
Circle-wise, Maharashtra reported the highest gross revenue at Rs 51.12 billion. It was followed by Uttar Pradesh East at Rs 47.37 billion, Andhra Pradesh at Rs 46.5 billion, Tamil Nadu (including Chennai) at Rs 45.1 billion and Bihar at Rs 44.24 billion.
The least revenue generating telecom circles were the Northeast (Rs 3.37 billion), Himachal Pradesh (Rs 4.96 billion), Jammu & Kashmir (Rs 6.79 billion), Assam (Rs 13.05 billion) and Haryana (Rs 13.56 billion).
As per TRAI’s data, companies operating in the national long distance (NLD) space generated total gross revenues of Rs 76.86 billion during the quarter ended June 2023.
At Rs 20.96 billion, Airtel accounted for 27.26 per cent of the total industry NLD revenues. It was followed by Vi (Rs 20.9 billion), Tata Communications (Rs 14.89 billion), BSNL (Rs 8.96 billion) and Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Rs 4.2 billion).
Meanwhile, companies operating in the international long distance (ILD) space generated total gross revenues of Rs 36.3 billion during the quarter under consideration.
Bharti Airtel recorded the highest gross revenue in the ILD segment at Rs 12.34 billion. It was followed by Vi (Rs 9.95 billion), Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Rs 5.74 billion), Tata Communications Limited (Rs 2.25 billion), AT&T Global Network Services India Private Limited (Rs 1.8 billion) and Verizon Communications India Private Limited (Rs 1.49 billion).