mobile internet data traffic fy16

Top four telecom operators reported data usage of  1,507.78 billion MB in the last four quarters. Overall data consumption increased 46% year-on-year and 4% quarter-on-quarter for the quarter ended 31st March 2016. Total data traffic increased to 419.6 Bn MB, which is 5.5 times higher than the total data traffic in Q4-FY13.

rcom data traffic fy16

Reliance Communication’s Data consumption has increased 20% year-on-year and 2% quarter-on-quarter. It has increased every quarter since RCOM began disclosing this data.

vodafone data traffic fy16

Vodafone reported data usage of 314.2 billion MB in the last four quarters. Overall data consumption increased 47% year-on-year and 1% quarter-on-quarter.

idea data traffic

Idea’s total data volume has increased to 82 Bn MB, up 1.5% from 81 Bn MB between December 2015 and March 2016. Total data connections increased to 44 million from 41.4 million.

Airtel data traffic fy16

In Q1-FY13, Reliance Communication’s data traffic was 15.8 Bn MB, higher than Airtel. From Q4-FY15 onwards, Airtel’s data traffic went up much higher rate than  Reliance Communication and became 40% high in Q4-FY16.

data traffic rcom vs airtel


A growing 3G base appears to have contributed to a growth in data usage.