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Airtel’s Mobile Internet revenues up 68% year on year to Rs 2647 crore

Mobile Internet revenues for Airtel in India grew by 67.79% year on year to Rs 2547.1 crore for the quarter ended June 30th 2015 (Q1-FY16), accounting for around 19.2% of total revenues for the company. For the same quarter last year, Airtel had reported Rs 1578 crore in mobile revenues, and in a year, its mobile Internet revenues have grown by over a thousand crores. Quarter on quarter, Mobile Internet revenues were up 12%, from Rs 2320.98 crores. 3G Users Airtel has reported total 21.36 million 3G Mobile Internet connections for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 (Q1-FY16), registering a 9.87% increase from 19.44 million 3G connections in the previous quarter and up 70% from 12.53 million 3G Mobile Internet connections in the same quarter last year. The total mobile Internet base saw a 6.67% increase quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) to 49.47 million connections, from 46.39 million connections in the previous quarter, while it increased 25.8% year-on-year (YoY) from 39.32 million in the same quarter last year. Note that Airtel's user base is not comparable with that of Vodafone, which is the only among Airtel, Idea, Reliance Communications and Vodafone to not weed out incidental Internet users in their notes. Mobile Internet users accounted for 21.4% of the Airtel’s total India connection base for the quarter, up slightly from 20.5% in the previous quarter. The 3G Mobile Internet base accounts for 43.2% of its total Mobile Internet base, up from 31.9% last year. 3G connections are 9.3% of total mobile base for Airtel, up from 6% last year. Ad: buy MediaNama's Mobile Internet in India report,…

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