Aircel records 74% 3G data revenue growth, 76% 3G data consumption growth in 2016

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Aircel at the Blog Up in Chennai said that the company recorded 74 percent growth in 3G data revenue and 76 percent increase in data consumption this year. 


Aircel’s Data & Devices head Sunil Kuttam talked about several data products that it had launched recently that includes, ‘ 1GB 3G data @ Rs. 25′ parent – child product, ’28 days of 3G access at Rs. 29’ – Long validity access, ‘Unlimited 2G’ – permanent data access, ‘Rs. 295/5GB’ for downloaders and more.


He also talked about data consumption trends in the country and how China has more towers and stable 4G compared to India.


Aircel said that it has 30% plus penetration of internet UU on VLR, 800MB 3G consumption per subscriber, close to 70% 3G contribution and 20% increase in 3G coverage in 2016. It plans to continue to expand and invest in data network through latest IP technology.


Regarding its 2017 plans, Aircel said that the Rcom merger will help the company to roll out 4G services next year. It also aims to reduce debt for more investment on data networks.

Commenting on the its consumer’s 3G data usage in 2016, Sunil Kuttam, National Head – Data & Devices, Aircel, said:

In what has been a disruptive year for the Indian telecom industry, Aircel has constantly innovated in the data space with the sole aim of making mobile internet available for all. Hence, data consumption by Aircel customers has seen a dramatic rise and our unmatched offerings helped Aircel record 74% 3G data revenue growth and 76% 3G data consumption growth in 2016. With Aircel’s new, attractive products that appeals to all, we aim to continue driving a much sharper growth this year, which will help us take data to the next level of growth and acceptance in India.

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