Telecom industry AGR up 2% sequentially in January-March quarter
The changed gross income (AGR) of the telecom business rose 2.03% consecutively to Rs 48,587 crore during January-March, essentially on the rear of expanded versatile incomes of Bharti Airtel. Notwithstanding Bharti, the entrance administrations or portable administrations AGR for telcos like Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea and BSNL declined during the period.
The AGR of the telecom business in the former October-December 2020 period remained at Rs 47,623 crore.
The ascent in AGR was somewhat higher on a year-on-year premise, with a leap of 8.12%. The AGR of the telecom business remained at Rs 44,940 crore in the January-March 2020 period.
According to information shared by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, during January-March 2021, AGR for access administrations declined consecutively for all administrators, notwithstanding Bharti Airtel. The entrance administrations AGR for Reliance Jio declined 4.42% to Rs 16,422.83 crore from Rs 17,181.65 crore in October-December 2020. Bharti Airtel’s entrance administrations AGR rose 15.07% to Rs 13,049.44 crore from Rs 11,340.19 crore in the first quarter, while that of Vodafone Idea declined 6.62% to Rs 6152.25 crore from Rs 6,588.46 crore in the past quarter. BSNL saw a decrease of 6.92% in its entrance administrations AGR to Rs 1,987.31 crore from Rs 2,135.17 crore in going before quarter.
In spite of the decay, Reliance Jio was the top versatile administrator as far as income and endorsers, trailed by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and BSNL.
In the interim, permit expense receipts rose 4.44% successively to Rs 3,979 crore when contrasted with Rs 3,809 crore in the former quarter, while range use charges expanded hardly to Rs 1,540 crore from Rs 1,538 crore in the first quarter.
The month to month normal income per client for portable administrations expanded to Rs 103.58 each month for the March 2021 quarter when contrasted with Rs 101.65 each month in the December quarter.