Airtel Digital TV adds 256,000 subscribers in 3Q 2016

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 
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NEW DELHI, India — Bharti Airtel Limited (“Bharti Airtel” or “the Company”) today announced its audited consolidated Ind-AS results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Digital TV Services

As on September 30, 2016, the Company had its Digital TV operations in 639 districts. DTH had 12.4 million customers at the end of the quarter, which represents an increase of 17.3%, highest in last 17 quarters, as compare to the corresponding quarter last year. Net customer additions for Digital TV during the quarter were 256 K. ARPU increased to Rs 232 as compared to Rs 224 in the corresponding quarter last year.

Operational Performance – India – Digital TV

                                       Sep 30,  Jun 30,  Mar 31,  Dec 31,  Sep 30,
Parameter                        Unit     2016     2016     2016     2015     2015
-------------------------------  ----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
Digital TV Customers             000s   12,405   12,149   11,725   11,106   10,576
Net additions                    000s      256      424      619      530      164
Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)    Rs      232      233      229      229      224
Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)   US$      3.5      3.5      3.4      3.5      3.5
Monthly Churn                       %     1.2%     0.8%     0.8%     0.7%     1.3%