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26% of Uninor’s subscriptions in Q1 2015 were active Internet connections

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26% of Uninor’s connections were active Internet connections for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, as compared to 22% or 6.2 million connections in the preceding quarter, Telenor has disclosed in its earnings report. While the company hasn’t disclosed any specific number on Uninor’s active Internet base in the country, Uninor reports a total connection base of 38.50 million for the quarter. This essentially translates to an active Internet base of 10.01 million connections.

Note that during Telenor’s Q3 2014 earnings conference call, CEO Jon Frederik Baksaas had revealed that Uninor will continue focusing on providing 2G data services rather than looking at more advanced data services like 3G & 4G services in India, under the prevailing spectrum situation.

Highlights

– ARPU: The total ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) was at Rs 98 for the quarter, down from Rs 101 in the preceding quarter and down from Rs 106 in the same quarter last year. The telco attributed the decline in ARPU to lower voice consumption, and the impact from reduced mobile termination rate, but was  partly compensated by increased data usage.

– Total connection base: Telenor reported a total connection base of 38.50 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 36.67 million in the previous quarter. Note that Telenor had secured 6MHz spectrum in Assam in February 2014 2G auctions but is yet to start its operations in that region. In October last year, Telenor had mentioned that it plans to launch services in Assam in early 2015.

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– Net Additions: Telenor witnessed 1.8 million net additions for the quarter, as compared to 2.3 million net additions in the preceding quarter.

– Telenor CEO Jon Frederik Baksaas in a conference call mentioned that a significant part of the revenue growth in India is coming from the network expansion that the company did in 2014.

Uninor Q1FY15

Financials

Telenor group has reported total India revenues of NOK 1.38 billion (around Rs 1,189 crore as per current rates) for the quarter, registering a 16.51% increase from NOK 1.18 billion in the preceding quarter and a 50.48% growth from NOK 919 million in the same quarter last year.

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*Update: An earlier version of the story carried a headline error. It has been rectified.  

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