In April-June 2018 yearon-year basis, the gross revenue of telecom service providers and licence fee paid to the government dipped by around 10 per cent to Rs 58,401 crore and Rs 2,929 crore, respectively, according to a Trai report.
Gross revenue of telcos dips 10% and so does license fee to govt
In April-June 2018 year-on-year basis, the gross revenue of telecom service providers and licence fee paid to the government dipped by around 10 per cent to Rs 58,401 crore and Rs 2,929 crore, respectively, according to a Trai report.
“Gross revenue (GR) and adjusted gross revenue (AGR) of the telecom service sector for the quarter ended June 2018 has been Rs 58,401 crore and Rs 36,552 crore, respectively," media reports quoted Trai's Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator report as saying.
The GR and AGR declined by 10 and 8.11 per cent, respectively on yearonyear basis.
On quarter-on-quarter basis, the GR declined by 6.10 per cent, however, AGR increased by 2.40 per cent in quarter June 2018.
The decline in AGR, which is revenue earned from sale of telecom services, led to fall in licence fees paid to the government by around 10 per cent to Rs 2,929 crore, according to the report.
The report further said that the revenue of telecom operators from sale of services to retail subscribers, technically called access services, declined by 14.95 per cent to Rs 25,585 crore.
The access services accounted for 70 per cent of the total AGR in the telecom segment.
"In Access services, GR, license fee, spectrum usage charges and pass through charges declined by 9.07 per cent, 2.88 per cent, 2.21 per cent and 21.86 per cent, respectively in quarter ended June 2018," the report said.