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Vodafone India has reported 45.7 million data connections for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, up 7.5% from 42.5 million connections in the previous quarter and up 38.1% from 33.1 million connection in the same quarter last year.

Of this, 3G connections was at 5.2 million, a 15.6% increase from 4.5 million 3G connections in the previous quarter and up 108% from 2.5 million 3G connections in the same quarter last year while the remaining 40.5M were 2G connections, up from 38M 2G connections in the previous quarter and 30.6M 2G connections.

The total data revenues for Vodafone India was at £111 million for the quarter, flat from £111 million in the previous quarter but up 18.1% from £94 million in the same quarter last year.

Vodafone also mentioned that data usage grew 117% year-on-year (YoY) during the quarter, due to a 38% increase in mobile internet users and a 65% increase in usage per customer.

Data Highlights

– 3.2 million data connections added during the quarter, a significant increase from 1.3 million connections in the previous quarter and 1.1 million connections in the same quarter last year.

– 0.7 million 3G connections added during the quarter, a slight dip from 0.8 million in the previous quarter

– 2.5 million 2G connections added during the quarter, up from 1M in the previous quarter.

– 3G usage per connection increased to 730 MB per connection, up 15.1% from 634MB in the Q2-FY14.

– India’s 3G traffic now accounts for 16% of the total AMAP (Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific), which is up 5 points YoY. India registers the second highest data consumption in AMAP region.

– 3G revenues represents 39% of browsing revenues for the quarter and Browsing revenues represent 10% of Vodafone India’s service revenues. This translates to 3G revenues of around £36.5M and browsing revenues of £93.7M for the quarter.

– Data usage: 26,430 million MBs of data transferred, up 17.6% QoQ.

– Around 2,200 3G sites were added during this quarter and it has a total 33,000 3G sites.

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