In the quarter where Uninor broke even in five of its six operational circles, Telenor Group reported an increase in ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) for India region to Rs 100, for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, up from Rs 97 in the previous quarter and Rs 89 in the same quarter last year. Highlights - Total Subscriber Base: Telenor has a total subscriber base of 26 million across six telecom circles in the country, including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP East and UP West. In comparison, Telenor had a subscriber base of 24.5 million in the previous quarter and a comparable six circle subscription base of 23.6 million in the same quarter last year (Q3 2012). Telenor had closed down its operations in seven of thirteen operational telecom circles in 2012 and in Q1 2013. - Net Additions: Telenor saw 1.5 million additions during the quarter. The company also reported a 10% reduction in the acquisition cost for each new subscriber. - Average Minutes Per User increased to 434 minutes for the quarter, up from 426 minutes in the previous quarter but down from 496 minutes in Q3 2012. - Churn rate: The monthly churn rate declined to 5%, from 6% in the previous quarter. - Revenue: Telenor noted that the revenue in local currencies in six operational circles increased by 23% year-on-year and the gross margins in these circles is 3 percentage points higher than the same quarter last year. - New Sites: Uninor added 870 new sites during the quarter to apparently accommodate for continued revenue growth. On Uninor Transfer & Unified License situation: Telenor reiterated that the…
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