Airtel Digital TV adds 530,000 subscribers in 4Q 2015

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 
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NEW DELHI, India — Bharti Airtel Limited (“Bharti Airtel” or “the Company”) today announced its audited consolidated IFRS results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2015.

Digital TV Services

As on December 31, 2015, the Company had its Digital TV operations in 639 districts. DTH had 11.1 Mn customers at the end of the quarter, which represents an increase of 13.2% as compared to the corresponding quarter last year. Net customer additions for Digital TV during the quarter were 530K, the highest in last 18 quarters. As a result of higher HD penetration and upselling of packs, ARPU increased to Rs 229 as compared to Rs 214 in the corresponding quarter last year.

Customer Base (000’s)

                                           Q-o-Q             Y-o-Y
                      Dec 2015  Sep 2015  Growth  Dec 2014  Growth
                      --------  --------  ------  --------  ------
Digital TV Services     11,106    10,576    5.0%     9,810   13.2%

Operational Performance – India – Digital TV

                                       Dec 31,  Sep 30,  Jun 30,  Mar 31,  Dec 31,  Sep 30,
Parameter                        Unit     2015     2015     2015     2015     2014     2014
-------------------------------  ----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
Customers                        000s   11,106   10,576   10,412   10,073    9,810    9,540
Net additions                    000s      530      164      339      263      270      151
Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)    Rs      229      224      222      214      214      220
Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)    US      3.5      3.5      3.5      3.4      3.5      3.6

Monthly Churn                       %     0.7%     1.3%     0.8%     1.0%     1.0%     1.1%