India's largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel said its revenues in South Asia rose 9.2% year-on-year in the quarter ending September 30 to 113.31 billion Indian rupees (2.56 billion US dollars), while its newly-acquired African operations generated 38.91 billion rupees in the quarter.
Bharti's customers in South Asia climbed 32% year-on-year to almost 148 million at the end of September, while the voice minutes on its networks in the region rose 36% year-on-year. But Bharti's average revenue-per-minute in India fell 21% year-on-year to 44.4 Indian paisas (1 US cent). Bharti said its average revenue-per-minute in Africa was 6.6 US cents in the quarter, down 9% quarter-on-quarter. source: Bharti Airtel statement