NEW DELHI: Compare to last year report, Telecom industry of India been shown a growth on revenue with 10.1 percent.
India’s 3rd biggest telecom operator – Idea Cellular had gained the maximum RMS (revenue market share) roughly 16.6 percent and Bharti Airtel the biggest of all, had 30.5 percent and the second largest operator Vodafone India with 23.4 percent as per Telecom regulator Data. These three operators with giving a space to the weaker operators gained 70.4 percent RMS.
Analyst of BNP Paribas Kunal Vora said “Over the last year, the big three operators have gained RMS in most of the 22 circles—Idea in 19, Bharti in 16 and Vodafone India in 15—while Tata (Teleservices), BSNL and RCOM ( Reliance Communications) have lost RMS in 21, 18 and 18 circles respectively,”
He further added that the top three operators were increasing their RMS in many key circles such as Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Mumbai, UP (W), Maharashtra and Delhi where the smaller players were struggling to hold on to their shares.
Airtel has 900 MHz holdings in 13 non-metro circles, of which six will expire by April 2016. Vodafone and Idea have the same efficient spectrum in nine non-metro service areas, of which six and nine, respectively, will expire by April 2016.
Deutsche Bank said in a report “If the incumbents try to replicate their 900 Mhz holdings in nonmetro circles in the next auctions, likely in six to 12 months, the potential payout for Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone is estimated at Rs 26,400 crore, Rs 29,700 crore and Rs 31,400 crore, respectively”