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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bharti Remains Bouyant

Bharti Airtel said its revenues in the quarter ending December 31 rose 17% year-on-year to 184.76 trillion Indian rupees (3.76 billion US dollars), lifted by a 17% increase in mobile customers. In India and south Asia, revenues from mobile services were up 11% to 101.76 trillion rupees, while revenues in Africa climbed 16% to 1.06 billion US dollars.

Bharti said it had almost 176 million GSM mobile customers on its network in India and south Asia at the end of 2011. During the quarter, blended ARPU was 187 rupees (3.7 dollars) per month as compared to 183 rupees per month in the previous quarter. The blended monthly usage per customer, during the quarter, was 419 minutes. Non voice revenue, which includes Bharti's Voice Mail Service, Call Management, Airtel Talkies and other value-added services, such as Hello Tunes, Music on Demand and Airtel Live, contributed  14.3% of the total  revenues.

Bharti said it had almost 51 million GSM mobile customers on its networks in Africa at the end of 2011. The ARPU for the quarter in Africa was 7.1 dollars per month. The blended monthly usage per customer, during the quarter was 125 minutes. Non voice revenue contributed 8% of the total revenues. source: Bharti statement

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