Idea Cellular Data ARPU / Usage up 10% QoQ – Voice Lowers

Idea Cellular 3G Data GrowsIdea Cellular pure wireless services revenue growth accelerated to 21% yoy, a combination of 17% yoy voice volume growth (to 162.5 bn minutes; 3.5% ahead of expectations; down 1.7% qoq) and 3% blended yoy RPM improvement (to 45.9 paise / minute; 1.6% below expectations). Voice RPM declined 2.4% qoq and 3.1% yoy to 36.2 paise/min IDEA added 4.6mn subs in 2Q taking the total subscribers to 143.6 Mn subscribers at end of Sept-2014.

Idea Cellular Data business continues to fire on all cylinders
IDEA added 3mn data subscribers (more…)

Idea + Vodafone Go OverBoard to Acquire 900Mhz Spectrum in Metros

idea cellularThe 1800MHz and 900Mz auctions finally concluded yesterday with incumbents stealing the show with mega spectrum wins across the country. Airtel, Idea and Vodafone that have immensely strengthened their data arsenal. While the bidding seems to be stressing the valuation for the telecom companies but we believe the auctions have clearly demonstrated the direction for further consolidation in the industry. We strongly believe that the significant acquisition (more…)

Is Wi-Fi Friend or Foe of Airtel / Vodafone / Idea ?

Wi-Fi Friend of TelcoWiFi can do the heavy lifting on mobile data traffic. The way your Android devices are configured by default says more about this – all your App updates have to happen through Wi-Fi network, thus can be used as a service differentiation tool.

WiFi usage is gaining a lot more traction – as unlimited 3G data packages become rare for consumers and WiFi is often considered ‘free’. Operators benefit from offloading traffic from macro networks. But not every telco can do this – fixed line connectivity is still critical, hence integrated telcos are relatively better positioned.

WiFi deployment has been widely considered as a cost avoidance / saving strategy, with little evidence of stand-alone revenue contribution so far. Gartner estimates that WiFi (more…)

Idea Wi-Fi Plans for SmartPhones / Tablets

India’s Third Largest Wireless Operator has just a while ago Launched Wi-Fi Broadband Services in 5 Cities – Ahmadabad, Vizag, Pune, Cochin and Hyderabad. Idea has introduced a Wi-Fi Broadband Plan for SmartPhone and Tablet Devices as under

Plan Charges Rs 550
Bundled Data – 3 GB upto 2 Mbps Speed
Validity – 90 Days

Idea Wi-Fi Broadband Plans – Pre-Paid

Idea Cellular has just a while ago launched WiFi based broadband services in Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Cochin, Vizag and Pune.

Idea WiFi Data Speed- Upto 2 Mbps until you exhaust the Bundled Data. After that Speed Drops to 256 Kbps for the rest of the billing cycle.

Idea WiFi Pre-Paid Broadband Plans – All Plans Valid for 90 Days for Ahmedabad, Cochin, Pune and Vizag

  • Plan QCAP1499 Costs Rs 1499 and comes with Data Download of 15 GB
  • Plan QCAP2499 Costs Rs 2499 and comes with Data Download of 40 GB
  • Plan QCAP3499 Costs Rs 3499 and comes with Data Download of 80 GB

Idea WiFi Six months Validity Pre- Paid Plans

  • Plan HCAP2999 Costs Rs 2999 and comes with Data Download of 30 GB
  • Plan HCAP4999 Costs Rs 4999 and comes with Data Download of 80 GB

Installation Charges – Rs 500 + Taxes as you will get a WiFi Router.

Idea WiFi Pre-Paid Broadband Plans – All Plans Valid for 90 Days for Hyderabad

  • Plan QCAP1499 Costs Rs 1499 and comes with Data Download of 35 GB
  • Plan QCAP2499 Costs Rs 2499 and comes with Data Download of 75 GB
  • Plan QCAP3499 Costs Rs 1499 and comes with Data Download of 125 GB

Idea WiFi Six months Validity Pre- Paid Plans for Hyderabad Only

  • Plan HCAP2999 Costs Rs 2999 and comes with Data Download of 70 GB
  • Plan HCAP4999 Costs Rs 4999 and comes with Data Download of 150 GB

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