Gross revenue of telecommunications service providers (TSPs) declined by 1.36% on an annual basis to Rs 67,300 crore in the July-September quarter of 2021, according to a Trai report released on Monday. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is the regulator of the telecommunications sector.
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Comparison of gross income with previous years
Telecommunications service providers (TSPs) had recorded gross revenue of Rs 68,228 crore in the same quarter a year ago, according to the Trai’s performance indicator report for the July-September 2021 quarter.
The Telecom Operators Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) component, on which the government levies a fee, increased by 17.07% to Rs 53,510 crore in the reported quarter from Rs 45,707 crore in the quarter. of the corresponding period of 2020.
Access service providers accounted for 78% of gross revenue
Access service providers like Bharti Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Idea that provide services to end consumers accounted for 78% of gross revenue and 79% of AGR.
Reliance Jio reported the highest AGR of Rs 18,467.47 crore in the reported quarter. It was followed by Bharti Airtel (Rs 14,730.85 crore), Vodafone Idea (Rs 6,337.58 crore), BSNL (Rs 1,934.73 crore), Tata Teleservices (Rs 554.33 crore), MTNL (Rs 331.56 crore) and Reliance Communications (Rs 53.4 crore).
Collection of public revenue in the form of license fees
Government revenue from telecommunications services in the form of license fees and spectrum usage fees (SUC) increased by 16.8% and 19.99% respectively on an annual basis.
Government revenue collection in the form of licensing fees was Rs 4,271 crore and SUC was Rs 1,741 crore from July to September 2021, compared to Rs 3,656 crore and Rs 1,451 crore in the corresponding quarter of 2020, according to the report.
(With PTI inputs)