Airtel’s mobile Internet user base increased by around 2.45 million (4.5%) quarter on quarter to 57.36 million from 54.91 million during the quarter ended March 31st, 2017 (Q4 FY17). The telco seems to be slowly recovering from the intense competition after losing around 7 million users in the previous quarter. Airtel also added 5.02 million mobile broadband (3G+4G) users during the quarter, taking the total base to 42.71 million from 37.69 million in Q3FY17. Note that data customers accounted for 21% of Airtel’s overall mobile customer base in Q4 FY17, which dropped from a 23.2% share that mobile customers held in Q4 FY16. The telco’s total customer base stood at 273.64 million during the current quarter, up marginally by 2.9% QoQ. Mobile data consumption also increased significantly: up by 53.29 billion MBs (around 31% QoQ growth) to a total of 225.1 billion…
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