Airtel has reported 40.60 million data subscribers in India, a 5% QoQ growth, out of which 4.01 million are 3G subscribers, a growth of 8% QoQ for the quarter ended 30th September 2012. 21.8% of Airtel’s mobile user base uses data services, with a total of 15,879 million MBs (Megabytes) of data usage being reported on the network, compare to 12,566 MB usage that it reported in the last quarter. Data ARPU increased 9% QoQ at Rs 43 per user; data usage per user was at 133 MB, and data realisation per MB was 32.4 paise. The company has 20,333 3G cell sites in India. The company did not disclose the number of 4G subscribers. It had launched 4G services in Karnataka, in the last quarter. Financials: Airtel reported total revenues of Rs 20,273 crore for the quarter, up 17.4% year on year, India mobile data revenues up 77% year on year for the quarter ended 30th September 2012. Its consolidated EBITDA was Rs 6,351 crore, up by 9.2% year on year, with EBITDA margin at 31.3%, improved on a sequential basis, aided by a favourable outcome on an outstanding dispute in India pertaining to inter-connect agreements, according to the company. Net profit for the quarter was Rs 721 crore, compared to Rs 1027 crore profit that the company registered in Q2-FY12. Mobile Data Stats: India Mobile: Data & VAS segment grows India Mobile: India mobile revenues increased 14% to Rs 11,117 crore. Mobile EBITDA for India grew to Rs 3443 crore, up…
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