The adjusted gross revenue of telecom service providers grew by 17.91% on a YoY basis to ₹60,530 crore in April-June 2022, compared to ₹51,335 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal year, PTI reported, quoting telecom regulator TRAI subscription data.
Among pan-India mobile service providers, Jio made the highest contribution of ₹21,515.88 crore with year-on-year (YoY) growth of 20.58 percent to the AGR, while pan-India operator Bharti Airtel topped the chart in terms of growth rate. Its AGR grew 25.15 percent year on year to ₹17,140.56 crore, the report said.
Vodafone Idea's AGR grew 17.93 percent to ₹7,356.54 crore, and BSNL registered 2.6 percent year-on-year growth in AGR at ₹2,177.95 crore.
"Access services (mobile phone, broadband services for end consumers) contributed 80.95 percent of the total adjusted gross revenue of telecom services," the report added.
The sector's gross revenue (GR) grew by 17.91 percent to ₹76,408 crore from ₹64,801 crore a year ago. The GR, however, declined marginally on a quarter-over-quarter basis from ₹76,420 crore in the March 2022 quarter.
The government's share of revenue, which is calculated based on AGR, grew by about 19 percent to ₹6,843 crore, comprising ₹4,844 crore in licence fees and ₹1,999 crore in spectrum usage charges (SUC), according to the report.
The licence fee collection grew by 18.05 percent to ₹4,844 crore from ₹4,103 crore, and the SUC grew by 21.47 percent to ₹1,999 crore from ₹1,646 crore, year on year.
The government collects its share of the revenue from telecom service providers based on their AGR.
Meanwhile, India's total mobile subscriber base fell by 3.6 million in September. India's largest mobile operator, Jio, maintained its top position by adding 7.2 lakh wireless subscribers during September, while Bharti Airtel increased its mobile users by 4.12 lakh during the same period, TRAI data showed.
Vodafone Idea faced a subscriber count decline (by 40 lakh), and its base shrank to 24.91 crores during September.
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