Idea Cellular nosedives almost 6%

Idea Cellular nosedives almost 6%

According to media reports, Idea Cellular is now in talks with telecom gear vendors like Ericsson and Nokia for the deployment of VoLTE services.

Currently, Reliance Jio is the only telecom operator, which is offering nationwide VoLTE services to its customers. At NSE, the stock tumbled 5.60 per cent to Rs 87.55.

Idea's average revenue per user has declined significantly year-on-year where it was Rs 181 in the first quarter of FY17 and now stands at Rs 141 as of first quarter of FY18.

Idea Cellular has added 5724 new 4G cell sites and 1608 new 3G cell sites in the first quarter ended June 30, 2017, taking the overall 4G cell site count to 46,576, and 3G cell site count to 70,810. The number of the 2G cell site, however, has come down from 131,486 in the fourth quarter to 131,059 in the quarter.

The telco is also not doing well on the VAS front either since its VAS revenue percentage declined from 24.9% in last quarter to 23.6% in this quarter.

During last two years (Q1FY16 to Q1FY18), Idea has aggressively expanded its wireless broadband infrastructure by 3.5 times adding 83,765 sites (3G+4G), expanding the network to 117,386 broadband sites (3G+4G).

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Idea Cellular added 46,576 4G sites to expand its 4G-LTE presence to ~47,000 towns & villages and now covers 30.2 percent population or 353 million Indians in 20 service areas.

Idea's 4G network utilization (excluding still to be deployed 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz capacity spectrum) remains below 30 percent.

Idea attributed the steep decline in voice and mobile data realisations to the aggressive tariff led by unlimited voice and data bundle plans.

Data usage on the 4G network increased to 67.6 billion MB in Q1FY18. To stop the Reliance Jio onslaught, Idea said that it will launch VoLTE on its 4G network by calendar year 2018.

Idea increased its Fibre network by almost 53,000 km against 95,100 km in Q1FY16 to 148,100 km in Q1FY18.

Capex spend for the quarter was Rs 1,170 crore, mainly funded by cash profit of about Rs 961 crore. The company maintained its capex guidance for the current financial year at Rs 6,000 crore.

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