The cellular industry average revenue per user (ARPU) could grow even without rate increases as data usage and penetration increases over the last 1-2 years.
According to India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra): “Mobile voice rates, increased data rates, increased data usage per subscriber and increased data subscribers in the overall subscriber base during the last year indicate that the average income per user of the industry could grow even without tariff increases. ”
Additionally, the rating agency cited that the industry-wide subscriber base increased by 4 million subscribers on a monthly basis (MoM) in June 2021 to 1,181 million subscribers, compared to a sharp decline of 6.3 million subscribers. in May 2021.
“The broadband subscriber base also grew in June 2021 by 11.7 million subscribers to 769 million subscribers.”
However, the subscriber base of the visitor location registry, which shows active subscribers, reported a drop from 1.3 million subscribers per mother in June 2021 to 985 million subscribers, the agency said.
In terms of broadband subscribers, it cited official data showing a 65.1 percent increase in the total wireless subscriber base in June 2021 from 64.4 percent in May 2021 and 47 percent in March. 2019.
“In June 2021, the number of broadband subscribers increased by 11.7 million, broadband penetration as a percentage of the total subscriber base continued.”
What’s more, the average data used per user is also increasing rapidly, he said.
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