Telenor group has reported a total ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) of Rs 106 for India region, flat from Rs 106 in the previous quarter but up 13% from Rs 94 in the same quarter last year. The telco attributes this increase to an uptake in its data usage & services, although it hasn't disclosed any specific numbers on data usage. It also mentions that the improved quality of Uninor's connection base contributed to the increase in ARPU. Highlights - Total connection base: Telenor reported a total connection base of 30.5 million across six telecom circles Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP East and UP West for the quarter. In comparison, Telenor had a connection base of 28 million in the previous quarter. - Net Additions: Telenor witnessed 2.5 million net additions for the quarter, as compared to 2 million net additions in the previous quarter. - Average Minutes Per User increased to 463 minutes for the quarter, up 4.75% from 442 minutes in the previous quarter and a 15.5% growth from 401 minutes in the same quarter last year. - Monthly Churn rate has declined to 4% from 4.5% in the previous quarter. - Telenor mentions that the revenue in local currencies in six operational circles increased by 44% year-on-year due to increased ARPU and a larger subscriber base. The gross margins in these circles was up 3 percentage points to 64%. - Telenor has also initiated its site re-deployment program announced in the previous quarter and by the end of the quarter, 1,036 new base stations have been deployed. In the previous quarter, Telenor had…
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