Within the June quarter, when nationwide lockdowns have been at their strictest, Jio’s information visitors grew to 14,200 petabytes, up 10.6% from the March quarter. That is consistent with Airtel’s information enhance, which grew by 8.6%. The corporate posted a web revenue of Rs 2,520 crore, up 183% YoY and solely 8.1% QoQ, on account of the pandemic. Income stood at Rs 19,513 crore, a 4.7% QoQ enhance and a 33.7% YoY enhance.

In contrast to Airtel and Vodafone Concept, Jio’s AGR dues are paid off, and this offers it a big benefit — Airtel’s accounting for its AGR provision led it to have a Rs 15,933 crore web loss.

At an trade occasion right this moment, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani mentioned that 2G providers, which Jio doesn’t present, ought to now not be in use. “India still has 300 million mobile subscribers trapped in the 2G era. Their feature phones keep them excluded even from the basic uses of internet at a time where both India and the rest of the world are standing at the doorsteps of 5G telephony. I think necessary policy steps should be taken with utmost urgency to make 2G a part of history,” he mentioned.

Operational highlights

  • Jio’s Common Income Per Consumer stood at Rs 140.3, up 8.4% from Rs 130.6 within the earlier quarter. It is a 15.2% YoY enhance.
    • Airtel’s ARPU is larger, at Rs 157, however its ARPU grew at a slower price QoQ, at lower than 2%. Each telcos’ ARPU grew on account of tariff hikes carried out on the finish of FY20.
  • The corporate added 9.9 million subscribers within the quarter, which is 59.6% decrease YoY, and 43.4% down QoQ, due to the lockdown.
    • Airtel suffered worse right here, including solely 2 million 4G subscribers in the identical interval.
  • Common cellular information use is at 12.1GB, up 6.14% YoY, and seven% up QoQ. (Jio had earlier claimed that information use had climbed by greater than 50% in the course of the lockdown).
    • Airtel’s per-user information use is larger at 16.3GB, however since Airtel has lower than half the variety of 4G subscribers, their total information use within the quarter was round half that of Jio.

Different monetary highlights

  • EBITDA stood at Rs 7,281 crore, up 55.3% YoY and 17.4% QoQ.
  • EBITDA margin stood at 44%, in comparison with 37.8% in Q1-20, and 41.8% in This autumn-20.
  • Working income stood at Rs 16,557 crore, up 33.7% YoY and 11.6% QoQ.

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