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Broadband Numbers From Reliance Communications And Airtel

Reliance Communications

The number of access lines increased to 705,000 at the end of the quarter, more than doubling from 322,000 in the corresponding quarter last year. RCOM expanded its wireline connectivity to almost 600,000 buildings from 180,000 buildings in the corresponding quarter last year. The Broadband business achieved revenue growth of 69% to Rs. 383 crore (US$ 94 million), and EBITDA more than doubled to Rs. 184 crore (US$ 45 million). EBITDA margin was at 48% in the quarter ended June 30, 2007, from 39% in the corresponding quarter in the previous year. The company also plans to launch IPTV by the end of the year. [via release]

Airtel

Broadband saw a topline growth of 8 percent, and bottomline by about 22% growth between quarters. The company is focused on the top twenty towns, on on homes and small and mid-sized businesses. They’re upgrading their network to offer 8 mbps speed. ARPUs have been at around Rs. 1120 for the last three quarters. The company plans to launch IPTV in Delhi/NCR before the end of Dec 2007. The launch is being driven by ARPU sustenance for broadband. [via Moneycontrol]

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