Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Bharti Boosted by Digital TV
Bharti Airtel, India's largest mobile operator, said that its revenues rose 17% year-on-year in the quarter ending September 30 to 202.73 billion Indian rupees (3.72 billion US dollars). Revenue from mobile services in India and south Asia rose 14% and digital TV revenues were up 26%, while revenues in Africa climbed 6% to 1.097 billion US dollars.
Bharti said that it had 185.9 million mobile customers in India on September 30, 2012, including 5.4 million active 3G customers. It added: "Our 4G services currently launched in Kolkata, Bengaluru and Pune are based on TD-LTE technology and offer a wide range of services to our customers including rich content, superfast access to High Definition (HD) video."
The company also noted: "Airtel digital TV has 7.5 million customers on its Direct-To-Home (DTH) platform. ....We currently offer a total of 304 channels including 15 HD channels and 5 interactive services." source: Bharti statement
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