As per the reports of the Indian telecom regulator TRAI, Airtel had the maximum gross revenue for the quarter ended March 2011 with Rs 9541.69 crore, up 0.36% from the quarter ended December 2010 where it reported Rs 9507.77 crore. Airtel is followed by Vodafone, which reported a gross revenue of Rs 6765.74, an increase of 4.69% from last quarter’s figures. There is a significant difference of Rs 2775.95 crore between Airtel and Vodafone. The grand total of the gross revenues across all the telcos stood at Rs 34,073.79 crore for March 2011, an 2.91% increase form December 2010 figures of Rs 33109.95 crore.
Some Observations For March 2011:
– Idea and BSNL had comparable gross revenues of Rs 4307.00 crore and 4307.46 crore respectively, despite Idea Cellular having substantially more active users.
– Etisalat witnessed an increase of 298.76% in its Gross Revenue, albeit on a low base. As on March 2011, it reported a gross revenue of Rs 8.69 crore.
– Among the new entrants, Uninor continues to be the strongest of the lot with gross revenues of Rs 402.96 crore for March 2011.
– Reliance is the only telco that witnessed a decline in its Gross Revenue. The company’s gross revenue came down by 1.85%, from Rs 3155.71 crore in quarter ending December 2010 to Rs 3097.25 crore in quarter ending March 2011.
Data Source: TRAI
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