Indian telco Reliance Communications has reported total revenues of INR53.19 billion (USD962.1 million) for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2013, ended 30 June 2012, up 0.2% quarter-on-quarter. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) edged up to INR16.50 billion from INR16.32 billion the previous quarter, whilst EBITDA margin was 0.3 percentage points higher, at 31.0%. Net profits, however, fell by 51.0% q-o-q to INR1.62 billion.
In terms of operations, Reliance claimed 153.60 million wireless subscribers across all 22 circles, booking net additions of 1.56 million subscribers for the three-month period. ARPU dipped by INR1 to INR98, though minutes of usage per customer per month (MoU) increased to 228 minutes, from 227 at end-March 2012. In the broadband market, Reliance saw a drop in access lines, from 1.515 million to 1.510 million.