Telenor has reported a 32% increase in its active Internet user base in India for the six months ended June 30, 2014. While the telco hasn't disclosed any specific number on Uninor's total Internet base, it's worth noting that Telenor CEO Jon Frederik Baksaas had previously mentioned that 20% of Uninor’s customers in India were active data users. The Norwegian telco also mentions that its Internet revenues in India grew by 42% in the last six months. It's worth noting that Telenor focuses only on providing basic services in voice, SMS and basic Internet in the country and offer aggressive plans in these services. In the previous quarter, Uninor had launched a new Internet strategy, focusing on affordable and service-based mobile Internet offers. As part of this new strategy, it had announced plans to offer Facebook at Rs 0.5 per hour and Rs. 1 for a day of WhatsApp. Highlights - ARPU: For the quarter ended June 30, 2014, Telenor reported a total ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) of Rs 108 for India region, up from Rs 106 in the previous quarter and Rs 97 in the same quarter last year. The telco attributes this increase to a significant growth in the number of its Internet users and improved quality of Uninor’s subscription base. - Total connection base: Telenor reported a total connection base of 32.6 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 30.5 million in the previous quarter. Note that Telenor has secured 6MHz spectrum in Assam in February 2014 2G auctions but is yet to start its operations…
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