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Jio, BSNL June quarter revenue grows in Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Jio, which has been the largest telecom operator in Gujarat, had continued to remain revenue market share leader in quarter ending on June 30, 2021. Compared with previous quarter Jio’s revenue in state increased by 7% or Rs80 crore from Rs1,045.55 crore in the quarter ending on March 31, 2021 to Rs1,125.73 crore in the quarter ending on June 30, 2021.

The telecom regulatory, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) released financial reports of the industry for the quarter ending on June 30, 2021. As per the report, Jio enjoys share of over 45% of the total aggregated gross revenue (AGR) generated by all the telcos in Gujarat circle.

The state-owned telecom company, BSNL too posts positive growth in the quarter. The AGR of BSNL in Gujarat increased by 5% or Rs7.52 crore from Rs151.04 crore in the quarter ending on March 31, 2021 to Rs158.56 crore in the quarter ending on June 30, 2021. The revenue market share of BSNL is 6.50%.

The second largest telecom operator, Vodafone Idea have posted a marginal fall in its revenue in the period. The AGR of the operator fell by Rs5 crore from Rs674 crore in the quarter ending on March 31, 2021 to Rs669.11 crore in the quarter ending on June 30, 2021. The revenue market share of Vodafone Idea is 27.27% in Gujarat circle.

Despite successfully acquired new customers the three months from April to June in 2021, Bharti Airtel posted fall of 6% or Rs30 crore in revenue in Gujarat circle. The AGR of the company fell from Rs503.11 crore in the quarter ending on March 31, 2021 to Rs472.57 crore in the quarter ending on June 30, 2021.

After discontinuing their mobility business in the circle, the revenue market share of the operators – Reliance Communication and Tata Teleservices remained 1% or less than of it.

The total AGR of all six telecom operators of Gujarat – Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel, BSNL, Tata Teleservices and Reliance Communication – was Rs2,404.41 crore in the quarter ending on March 31, 2021. It increased by about Rs50 crore or 2% to Rs2,453.88 crore in the quarter ending on June 30, 2021.