With revenues 18 percent down year-on-year, Sify's consumer business segment continues to decline. At the same time, revenues from the enterprise business have grown by 17 percent, and Sify appears to be transforming well and truly into an enterprise solutions company. On the whole, the company ended Q1 08-09 with revenues of $35 million, and a net loss of $2.39 million Some notes from the earnings release on the consumer business: Sify Broadband: expanding services in North East India - into Shillong, Aizawl, Silchar, Tezpur, Nagaon and Agartala. e-Ports (cybercafes, formerly iWay): Expanded to 28 new cities, with over 2000 e-ports across 180 cities and a claimed subscriber base of over 200,000. They've added a net 30 cybercafes in the quarter, and some orders have been received for kiosks (eport Xpress). Sify.com (horizontal portal): tied up with SET for reality shows Champion Chaalbaaz and Dus ka Dum. The site and some channels (Sports, News) were revamped. WiZone (WiFi service): Wireless broadband has been launched in 9 cities in June and will be expanded to 30 cities. Note: the website mentions only Bangalore and Chennai Sify's consumer businesses also include Way2Talk (Internet Telephony service), imeet (Video conferencing) and Gamedrome (gaming cafes), but there are no updates on these in the earnings report. Perhaps it's premature to be announcing the death of Sify's consumer business - Raju Vegesna, Chairman, CEO & MD of Sify Technologies says that the impact of the restructuring of the consumer business will be felt after the second…
Q1 Results: Sify Consumer Services Biz Continues Decline – Revenues 18% Down; Sify.com Relaunch In Q2
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