Indian ISPs posted combined gross revenues of Rs 4,024.6 crore during the quarter ending March 2017, according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Overall, total gross revenues for all the ISPs combined declined by Rs 121.5 crore during the quarter ending March 2017, largely because of a decline in BSNL’s revenues.

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Some observations:
1. BSNL had the highest revenue during the quarter ending March 2017 with Rs 1,569.2 crore. It also registered the sharpest decline in its revenues over the last quarter.

2. Airtel holds the second spot with revenues of Rs 1,017.3 crore followed by Tata Communications, which posted revenues of Rs 325.9 crore. Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT) at the fourth spot with revenues of Rs 306.6 crore and MTNL, which has license to operate only in Delhi and Mumbai, was at the fifth position with Rs 172.7 crore .

3. The top five ISPs by gross revenues together accounted for around 84% of the total gross revenues of all the ISPs combined.

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4. Dishnet Wireless (Aircel) posted the highest increase in revenues from Rs 0.23 crore in the quarter ending December 2016 to Rs 35.2 crore during the three-month period ending March 2017. Airtel and Idea are at the second and third position with additions in gross revenues of Rs 24 crore and Rs 15.4 crore respectively.

5. Revenues of ACT, which operates in all India, fell by Rs 29.3 crore — that’s the biggest decline among all the ISPs after BSNL.