Airtel Digital TV adds 164,000 subscribers in 3Q 2015

Monday, October 26th, 2015 
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NEW DELHI, India — Bharti Airtel Limited (“Bharti Airtel” or “the Company”) today announced its audited consolidated IFRS results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Digital TV Services

As on September 30, 2015, the Company had its Digital TV operations in 639 districts. DTH had 10.6 Mn customers at the end of the quarter, which represents an increase of 10.9% as compared to the corresponding quarter last year. Net customer additions for Digital TV during the quarter were 164K.

Customer Base (000’s)

                                           Q-o-Q             Y-o-Y
                      Sep 2015  Jun 2015  Growth  Sep 2014  Growth
                      --------  --------  ------  --------  ------
Digital TV Services     10,576    10,412      2%     9,540     11%

Operational Performance – India – Digital TV

                                       Sep 30,  Jun 30,  Mar 31,  Dec 31,  Sep 30,
Parameter                        Unit     2015     2015     2015     2014     2014
-------------------------------  ----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
Customers                        000s   10,576   10,412   10,073    9,810    9,540
Net additions                    000s      164      339      263      270      151
Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)    Rs      224      222      214      214      220
Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)    US      3.5      3.5      3.4      3.5      3.6

Monthly Churn                       %     1.3%     0.8%     1.0%     1.0%     1.1%